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  • 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...
  • 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,......
  • Texas murderer asks Court for stay

     
    by James Oliphant Lawyers for convicted Texas murderer Jose Medellin filed an emergency application with the Supreme Court Friday in an attempt to stave off his execution, scheduled for Aug. 5. The application was made to Justice Antonin Scalia, who......
  • Ohio voter fight goes to Supreme Court

     
    by James Oliphant Ohio, right now considered a toss-up between John McCain and Barack Obama, is swiftly becoming the front line for concerns over voter suppression and voter fraud at the polls. The Supreme Court was asked Wednesday evening to......
  • Obama and Stevens: Two south-siders

     
    Justice John Paul Stevens jokes with Justice Antonin Scalia at a dinner in Chicago in May. (AP/Charles Rex Arbogast) by James Oliphant As South Siders go, they could scarcely be more different. One born and bred in the city......
  • Inaugural cast: Aretha, Yo-Yo and more

     
    by Frank James The congressional committee handling the arrangements for President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration has released the program for the event which will include famous entertainers like Aretha Franklin, Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman and a...
  • Obama's inauguration: Lincoln's Bible

     
    by Mark Silva In a little more than two weeks, the presidential military aide will travel to the Capitol with President George W. Bush carrying codes for America's nuclear defenses, and later that day the military aide will leave the......
  • Child Web-pornography law expires

     
    by David G. Savage A 13-year legal drive to shield children from pornography on the Internet ended in defeat today when the Supreme Court let the Child Online Protection Act die quietly. The measure, which never went into effect, made......
  • David Souter, we hardly knew ye...

     
    by Mark Silva A Supreme Court justice is retiring. This is how they bid adieu: Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.: "Justice Souter has served with great distinction on the Court for nearly 20 years. His desire to return to......
  • Obama seeking 'diversity of experience'

     
    by Mark Silva and Christi Parsons, updated at 3:30 pm EDT With the confirmed retirement of Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter, President Barack Obama said today that he will seek a replacement with "a sharp and independent mind,'' and......
  • Supreme goal: 'No more Mr. white guys'

     
    by Mark Silva The imminent opening on the Supreme Court offers President Barack Obama a chance to break a mold on the nation's high court: "The current justices are cut from similar cloth,'' Christopher Eisgruber, provost at Princeton, writes in......