Jan 16, 2014 — A bipartisan group of lawmakers took the first step Thursday to patch a gaping hole in the 1965 Voting Rights Act. In June, the Supreme Court eviscerated a key part of the law that allowed for federal oversight of states with a history of discrimination at the ballot box.
Nov 26, 2013 — The court will consider the objections of companies that say providing contraception benefits to workers goes against the employers' religious beliefs.
Oct 16, 2013 — One case centers on the use of a court-ordered psychiatric exam against a defendant in a murder case. The other tests under what circumstances prosecutors can seize defendants' assets before trial.
Oct 15, 2013 — The Supreme Court has agreed to review an Obama administration policy that requires new power plants and other big polluting facilities to apply for permits to emit greenhouse gases. Industry groups argue that getting these permits causes delays in big projects that could help revive the economy.
Jul 8, 2013 — Nina Totenberg discusses an error she made in a recent story about the Supreme Court term.
Jun 29, 2013 — There was a long line of couples Saturday at city hall and many more are expected on Sunday. It's the first weekend since the Supreme Court's ruling on Proposition 8.
Jun 28, 2013 — The term "dignity" appears no less than nine times in the Supreme Court's landmark opinion overturning the 1996 law blocking federal recognition of gay marriage. It's a familiar concept in Justice Anthony Kennedy's writing.
Jun 26, 2013 — Once the dust settles and new policies can be drawn up, federal employees in same-sex marriages will be able to enroll their partners in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan. For lower-income people seeking coverage under Obamacare, marriage may not provide a financial advantage.
Jun 26, 2013 — The high court has overturned the federal Defense of Marriage Act. It has also returned California's Proposition 8 to a lower appellate court with orders to dismiss it, saying petitioners didn't have standing to bring the challenge.
Jun 25, 2013 — A Florida man's challenge to a local agency's rejection of plans for his property has been upheld. A state court had ruled that the agency never "took" anything from the property owner. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court overturned that decision.