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  • Supreme Court upholds use of controversial execution drug story has photosstory has video
    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.

  • Liberal justices prevail in high-profile Supreme Court cases story has photosstory has video
    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 story has photosstory has video
    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.

  • Supreme Court upholds key tool for fighting housing bias story has photos
    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 story has photos
    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 story has photos
    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.

  • Justices rule for small Arizona church in sign-law dispute story has photos
    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.