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  • Oklahoma inmates ask Supreme Court to block executions

    Four inmates on Oklahoma’s death row, including one scheduled to be executed on Thursday, have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a federal appeals court ruling that approved the state’s choice of execution drugs. The documents filed...
  • Noah Feldman: Two rulings show how Scalia could kill the Affordable Care Act

    Noah Feldman: Two rulings show how Scalia could kill the Affordable Care Act
    Justice Antonin Scalia was missing from the bench Tuesday morning when the U.S. Supreme Court handed down two statutory interpretation cases — apparently he was stuck in traffic. But even in his physical absence, Scalia's presence was looming. It'...
  • Two states seek to overthrow Roe v. Wade in abortion laws appeal

    Two states that enacted the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation asked a federal appeals court to override the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 1973 decision protecting women's rights to end pregnancies. The states' attorneys' arguments seeking to...
  • Supreme Court faced gay rights decision in 1958 over 'obscene' magazine

    The road to gay rights at the U.S. Supreme Court began not in San Francisco or New York, but in a small downtown Los Angeles office, where volunteer writers and editors in 1953 launched a new "magazine for homosexuals." ONE, as it was called, offered...
  • Supreme Court upholds bank robbery law from John Dillinger era

    Supreme Court upholds bank robbery law from John Dillinger era
    The Supreme Court warned would-be bank robbers Tuesday that taking a hostage will send them to prison for an extra 10 years or more, even if they merely move a few feet across a room. In a 9-0 decision, the justices upheld a 1934 law passed in...
  • Supreme Court: Home buyers can write letter to back out of mortgage for lending violations

    A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that home buyers don't need to file a lawsuit, but may simply write a letter if they want to back out of a mortgage because they claim their lender violated the federal Truth in Lending Act. The decision came in...
  • Farmers in dry California decry refusal of US Supreme Court to hear appeals on protected fish

    The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to consider appeals by Central Valley farmers and California water districts that want to pump more water from a delta that serves as the only home of a tiny, threatened fish. The decision lets stand a 2008 U.S. Fish...
  • A sign of discrimination in Arizona town

    A sign posted on or near a public highway is an expression of speech, but it also can pose safety and aesthetic problems. A community should be free to regulate the distraction and clutter created by public signage so long as it doesn't pick and choose on...
  • Connecticut Should Give Young Offenders 'Second Look'

    Connecticut Should Give Young Offenders 'Second Look'
    In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court recognized — for the third time in the past decade — that adolescents are not fully formed adults. Teenagers can be immature and impetuous, and fail to appreciate risks and consequences, the court rightly...
  • U.S. high court won't hear fuel-tax fight between state, Seminole tribe

    U.S. high court won't hear fuel-tax fight between state, Seminole tribe
    TALLAHASSEE  --  The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up a dispute about whether the Seminole Tribe of Florida should pay taxes on fuel it buys off tribal lands, handing a victory to the state in a long-running legal battle. Justices did...
  • Google v. Oracle: Supreme Court asks feds' opinion in patent fight

    The U.S. Supreme Court has asked the Obama administration to weigh in on the huge copyright battle between Google and Oracle, which could develop into a major exploration of the legal boundaries of software protection. In an order Monday, the high...