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  • Make affirmative action colorblind? Front Burner

    Make affirmative action colorblind? Front Burner
    In April, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a 2006 Michigan ballot initiative in which voters rejected affirmative action at state public universities. The Supreme's 6-2 ruling, however, did not end the debate over the controversial remediation for decades of...
  • Specific religious references off limits in prayers at Newport public meetings

    The mention of specific religions and deities during public prayers still won't be allowed in the Newport Beach City Council chamber at the start of meetings, council members decided Tuesday night. Councilman Scott Peotter had requested in December that...
  • Oklahoma death row inmates seek drug protocol ruling, stays

    Lawyers for four Oklahoma death row inmates asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to halt their upcoming executions, saying the state has put "political expediency" over the humane treatment of its prisoners. Charles Warner is scheduled to die...
  • 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...