United States Supreme Court

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., right, accompanied by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., speak to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, about the Supreme Court¹s decision in the McCutcheon vs. FEC case, in which the Court struck down limits in federal law on the aggregate campaign contributions individual donors may make to candidates, political parties, and political action committees.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Republicans like campaign money ruling, Dems don’t

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans call the Supreme Court’s latest ruling on campaign donations a victory for free speech. Democrats say it’s more like a win for the wealthy. Either way, it’s likely to benefit the […]

04/03/2014

This Oct. 8, 2013 file photo shows Cornell Woolridge of Windsor Mill, Md., demonstrating outside the Supreme Court in Washington as the court heard arguments on campaign finance. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Supreme Court voids overall campaign donor limits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court further loosened the reins on political giving Wednesday, ruling that big campaign donors can dole out money to as many candidates and political committees as they want as long […]

04/02/2014

Mary Novick of St. Paul, Minn., bows her head in prayer in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, as the court heard oral arguments in the challenges of President Barack Obama's health care law requirement that businesses provide their female employees with health insurance that includes access to contraceptives. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Birth control rule seems to divide Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seemingly divided, the Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with the question of whether companies have religious rights, a case challenging President Barack Obama’s health overhaul and its guarantee of birth control in employees’ […]

03/25/2014

This undated photo made available by the Florida Department of Corrections shows inmate Freddie Lee Hall. Hall. The Supreme Court will hear an appeal on Monday, March 3, 2014 from Hall, a Florida death row inmate who claims he is protected from execution because he is mentally disabled. The case centers on how authorities determine who is eligible to be put to death, 12 years after the justices’ prohibited the execution of the mentally disabled. The court has until now left it to the states to set rules for judging who is mentally disabled. In Florida and a handful of other states, an intelligence test score higher than 70 means an inmate is not mentally disabled, even if other evidence indicates he is. Hall has scored above 70 on most of the IQ tests he has taken since 1968. (AP Photo/Florida Department of Corrections, HO)

Court skeptical of IQ scores in deciding execution

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court indicated Monday that states should look beyond an intelligence test score in borderline cases of mental disability to determine whether a death row inmate is eligible to be executed. […]

03/03/2014

The Supreme Court is seen after a dusting of snow in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

High court to examine facial hair, teeth-whitening

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facial hair and teeth-whitening will be getting unusually prominent attention from the Supreme Court. The court agreed Monday to hear two cases during its next term that involve matters of personal hygiene […]

03/03/2014

Dec. 12, 2013: Immigration activists gathered on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Justices decline to re-enter immigration debate

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Pennsylvania coal town and a Dallas suburb lost a lengthy battle to enact anti-immigrant laws Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear their appeals. The high court has […]

03/03/2014

A view of the Supreme Court can be seen from the view from near the top of the Capitol Dome on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

YouTube video purports to show high court action

WASHINGTON (AP) — A protest group has posted what appears to be the first video of the Supreme Court taken inside the courtroom with the court in session. The Supreme Court forbids cameras and all […]

02/27/2014

John Dennis Apel, left, and his attorney Erwin Chemerinsky, speak to reporters outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Dec. 4, 2013, following an argument on the right to protest at a military base. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Court rules against protester at military base

WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday against an anti-war activist who was barred from a protest area near the main gate at a California Air Force base. The justices threw out an […]

02/26/2014

Oct. 2, 2013 - Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at Tufts University in Medford, Mass. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)

Justices weigh anonymous tips in traffic stops

There were no sound effects and certainly no cameras on hand when Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia turned an already entertaining argument over a traffic stop on a two-lane road in northern California into drama […]

01/21/2014

The Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Court says health plan lawsuit cutoff legal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says a contractual limit on suing over health plan benefits is legal. The high court unanimously ruled against Julie Heimeshoff, who worked as a Wal-Mart senior public relations manager. […]

12/16/2013

People wait in line for the beginning of the Supreme Court 2013-2014 opening term in Washington, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Supreme Court term begins amid government shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court began its new term Monday by turning away hundreds of appeals, including Virginia’s bid to revive its anti-sodomy law. The justices took the bench just past 10 o’clock on […]

10/07/2013

Frank Langella, left, and Christopher Plummer in a scene from "Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight." (AP Photo/HBO, Jojo Whilden)

Film puts Muhammad Ali, US high court in the ring

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Christopher Plummer may be frozen in some filmgoers’ memories as the noble-browed patriarch who made stern parenting and anti-Nazism sexy in “The Sound of Music.” But Plummer and his career aren’t […]

10/01/2013

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