- Supreme Court rules Texas abortion clinics can remain open Updated: Jun-29-15 5:55 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court acted Monday to keep Texas' 19 abortion clinics open, amid a legal fight that threatens to close more than half of them.
- Supreme Court upholds use of controversial execution drug Updated: Jun-29-15 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON - Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday, even as two dissenting justices said for the first time they think it's "highly likely" the death penalty itself is unconstitutional.
- Some Supreme Court justices' views on death penalty change Updated: Jun-29-15 5:41 pm
WASHINGTON - Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg declared for the first time Monday that they believe it is "highly likely" that the death penalty is unconstitutional.
- Liberal justices prevail in high-profile Supreme Court cases Updated: Jun-27-15 9:10 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court term that is nearing its end shows how silence can signal success.
- High court finds gay couples have fundamental right to marry Updated: Jun-27-15 3:09 am
WASHINGTON - Same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide as a divided Supreme Court handed a crowning victory to the gay rights movement, setting off a jubilant cascade of long-delayed weddings in states where they had been forbidden.
- Tears and sniffles in courtroom as gay marriage ruling read Updated: Jun-26-15 3:12 pm
WASHINGTON - When Justice Anthony Kennedy took the bench Friday at the Supreme Court, some were thinking about his past decisions and other June 26ths.
- Supreme Court upholds key tool for fighting housing bias Updated: Jun-25-15 9:57 pm
WASHINGTON - A sharply divided Supreme Court on Thursday preserved a key tool used for more than four decades to fight housing discrimination, handing a surprising victory to the Obama administration and civil rights activists.
- CAPITOL HILL BUZZ: Ted Cruz slams 'rogue justices' Updated: Jun-25-15 4:42 pm
WASHINGTON - Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz attacked Chief Justice John Roberts and other members of the Supreme Court in unusually harsh terms Thursday, referring to them as "rogue justices" and "robed Houdinis" after a 6-3 decision to uphold President Barack Obama's health care law.
- High court rules against Spider-Man toy inventor Updated: Jun-22-15 7:16 pm
WASHINGTON - The inventor of a popular Spider-Man web-shooting toy can't keep reeling in royalties after his patent ran out, the Supreme Court ruled Monday
- High court sides with inmate in excessive force case Updated: Jun-22-15 4:14 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday made it easier for inmates who are accused of crimes - but not yet convicted - to bring cases of excessive force against jail officials.
- High court says gov't seizure of raisins is unconstitutional Updated: Jun-22-15 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the government can't force raisin farmers to give up part of their annual crop for less than it's worth, a victory for conservative groups that hailed the decision as a win for private property rights.
- High court to decide whether to take up major abortion case Updated: Jun-22-15 3:17 am
WASHINGTON - Abortion is back before the Supreme Court, and the justices could signal by the end of June whether they are likely to take up the biggest case on the hot-button subject in nearly a quarter-century.
- Justices rule for small Arizona church in sign-law dispute Updated: Jun-18-15 5:43 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Thursday for an Arizona church in a dispute over a town's sign law in a decision that three justices said could threaten municipal sign regulations across the country.
- Justices render differing verdict in 2 free speech cases Updated: Jun-18-15 2:48 pm
WASHINGTON - In dueling decisions Thursday about free speech, the Supreme Court upheld Texas' refusal to issue a license plate bearing the Confederate battle flag and struck down an Arizona town's restrictions on temporary signs put up by a small church.
- High court reinstates conviction in death penalty case Updated: Jun-18-15 1:06 pm
WASHINGTON - A divided Supreme Court on Thursday reinstated the conviction and death sentence of a California man convicted of murder - even though a lower court made mistakes when it considered whether prosecutors illegally excluded blacks and Hispanics from the jury.
- Justices rule for Texas in dispute over license plate Updated: Jun-18-15 11:16 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld Texas' refusal to issue a license plate bearing the Confederate battle flag, rejecting a free-speech challenge.
- Court: Spouse can't protest husband's visa denial Updated: Jun-15-15 1:57 pm
WASHINGTON - A California woman can't challenge the government's decision to deny a visa to her spouse from Afghanistan, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.