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  • Supreme Court Justice David Souter to Retire

    Supreme Court Justice David Souter to Retire
    Justice David Souter is planning to retire after nearly two decades on the Supreme Court, but his departure is unlikely to change its conservative-liberal split. President Barack Obama's first pick for the high court is likely to be a liberal-leaning...
  • Justice Sotomayor welcomed as newest member of Supreme Court

    Justice Sotomayor welcomed as newest member of Supreme Court
    President Barack Obama, honoring the newest member of the U.S. Supreme Court today, hailed the seating of Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor as "another step toward that more perfect union that we all seek.'' And Sotomayor, the first Hispanic member of...
  • A warning label warning

    It's hard to imagine a more sympathetic victim than Diana Levine, a guitarist who lost her arm to gangrene after she was negligently injected with Phenergan, an anti-nausea drug. Last week, the Supreme Court by a 6-3 vote upheld a Vermont jury's...
  • A Supreme Court defense of spam

    A Supreme Court defense of spam
    Visitors to the home page of the U.S. Supreme Court will look in vain for instructions on how to e-mail the court. That's fortunate for the justices, who otherwise might find their in-boxes jammed with angry reactions to their refusal last week to...
  • In Theory: Should a justice's religion be a supreme factor?

    Elena Kagan's successful confirmation to the Supreme Court "would result in six Roman Catholic and three Jewish justices. Many argue that because Protestantism remains America's largest religious affiliation, the top court should have at least one...
  • 10 things you might not know about the U.S. Supreme Court

    10 things you might not know about the U.S. Supreme Court
    Chicago native John Paul Stevens is retiring from the U.S. Supreme Court, and at least four people with Chicago ties are in the running. There are Diane Wood and Ann C. Williams, who are federal appeals judges here, plus Merrick Garland, a Washington-...
  • Chicago-area writers among the Society of Midland Authors' award winners

    Chicago-area writers among the Society of Midland Authors' award winners
    Former longtime Chicago Tribune reporter Bill Barnhart and his writing partner, Gene Schlickman, were among five Chicago-area writers winning recognition from the Society of Midland Authors, which announced winners of its annual Author Awards Wednesday...
  • Supreme Court upholds child porn law

     
    by James Oliphant The Supreme Court Monday upheld a federal law cited by authorities as an important tool to combat online child pornographers. In the 7-2 ruling, the court dismissed arguments that the PROTECT Act, passed by Congress in 2003,......
  • Court strikes down D.C. gun ban

     
    By James Oliphant The U.S. Supreme Court Thursday furtively embraced an interpretation of the Second Amendment long advocated by gun-rights supporters, finding for the first time in tghe nation's history that the Constitution guarantees an individudal the...
  • Roberta McCain steals reporter's heart

     
    by James Rainey It's over between Roberta and me. At least for now. What with her constant travels, her series of handlers and the 3,000-mile separation (she's in D.C., I'm in L.A.), it just wasn't working. I concede, with......
  • John Roberts' record defies '05 pledges

     
    By James Oliphant With his third term as chief justice coming to a close amid three explosive cases last week, John Roberts has proved to be almost everything conservatives hoped and liberals feared. Despite pledges during his 2005 confirmation hearing......