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  • High court hears Gitmo detainee rights case

    Nearly six years after foreign prisoners were first sent to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a clearly divided Supreme Court debated Wednesday how to determine whether these men are dangerous enemy fighters or innocent bystanders caught up in the U.S. war against...
  • 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,......
  • McCain v. Obama: Supreme Court

     
    by Mark Silva The Supreme Court is not on the ballot in November. But it may as well be. On any number of critical issues, the inclinations of Republican Sen. John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama on the appointments of......
  • Court slices Exxon Valdez damage award

     
    By James Oliphant The Supreme Court Wednesday chopped a titanic punitive damage award leveled at Exxon Mobil Corp. over the calamitous 1989 tanker accident and oil spill in Alaska's Prince William Sound. The court reduced the award from $2.5 billion......
  • 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......
  • 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...