RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court
A collection of news and information related to U.S. Supreme Court published by this site and its partners.

Top U.S. Supreme Court Articles

Displaying items 89-99
  • Why cameras and the courts don't always mix

    To the editor: Everyone is into reality TV, but oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court will not satisfy the prurient observers. ("End the cameraphobia in the Supreme Court," Editorial, Feb. 4) Arguments are dense, with legal questions and answers that...
  • Justices weigh judicial candidates' appeal for campaign cash

    Justices weigh judicial candidates' appeal for campaign cash
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with whether states can prohibit personal appeals for campaign contributions by candidates for elected judgeships. The justices heard arguments in a case from Florida, five years after...
  • Supreme Court asked to free judges to personally seek campaign money

    Supreme Court asked to free judges to personally seek campaign money
    In a clash between the 1st Amendment and judicial ethics code, the Supreme Court debated Tuesday whether to free elected judges to personally ask for campaign contributions from voters, including lawyers and others who might one day find themselves in...
  • Alabama gay marriages could begin next week after court lifts stay

    A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down an effort to delay same-sex marriages in Alabama, clearing the way for gay and lesbian couples to wed next week, though a last-minute appeal could create additional delays. The Atlanta-based 11th U.S....
  • Fail at your marriage, lose your job

    Fail at your marriage, lose your job
    Three years ago the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that religious organizations enjoy a “ministerial exception” from laws against employment discrimination. That case involved a teacher fired by a Lutheran school that had classified her as...
  • Utah lawmaker floats proposal to make child sex traffickers eligible for death penalty

    A Utah lawmaker has said he plans to introduce a bill that would allow the state to execute criminals convicted of child sex trafficking, calling it a necessary protection for defenseless children. The hardline plan from state Rep. Paul Ray faces several...
  • Fort Lauderdale lawyer lays out case for preventing judges from soliciting campaign cash

    Fort Lauderdale lawyer lays out case for preventing judges from soliciting campaign cash
    Writing on behalf of the cream of Florida’s legal profession – former Supreme Court justices and former presidents of the Florida Bar – Fort Lauderdale lawyer Daniel Wallach says that the U.S. Supreme Court should uphold state bans on...
  • Merchants lose bid to force lower debit card swipe fees

    The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal by retailers seeking to force the Federal Reserve to impose lower fees on the more than $1.4 trillion in debit card transactions processed by Visa and MasterCard and big banks. The court's denial, made...
  • On gay marriage, Supreme Court to weigh equal rights and states' rights

    On gay marriage, Supreme Court to weigh equal rights and states' rights
    When Justice Anthony M. Kennedy spoke for the Supreme Court in 2013 in striking down part of a federal law that denied benefits to legally married gay couples, he cited two reasons: states' rights and equal rights. Throughout American history, Kennedy...
  • Class a better standard for affirmative action than race

    Class a better standard for affirmative action than race
    The widespread practice of counting race in deciding who gets into college is under legal and political attack. Several states, educating almost one-third of American students, have banned racial preferences at public universities. The U.S. Supreme...
  • The complexities of keeping judicial candidates appearing impartial

    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will be asked to overturn a modest rule designed to minimize the reality and appearance of corruption in judicial elections, which increasingly are attracting the sort of special-interest money that gravitates to elections...