U.S. Supreme Court
Apr 12, 2014 — Seeking to capitalize on the Supreme Court's recent ruling that eased restrictions on political contributions, Republicans are launching a new "super joint fundraising committee."
Apr 7, 2014 — An appeal by a company that refused to photograph a gay wedding was turned down. The justices also refused to review a ruling that corporations cannot contribute directly to political candidates.
Apr 2, 2014 — In a 5-4 decision, the court's conservative justices joined to eliminate the aggregate cap on contributions, but left in place a limit on donations to individual candidates.
Mar 26, 2014 — Even without proof of physical force, people convicted of minor domestic violence offenses can be barred from possessing a gun, the justices ruled Wednesday.
Dec 31, 2013 — Utah officials say of same-sex marriages that are now taking place in their state, "each one is an affront." Justice Sonia Sotomayor has asked for a response to their request for a stay by Friday.
Nov 19, 2013 — The justice issued a strong dissent when her colleagues declined to review an Alabama law allowing elected judges to override a jury's decision not to impose the death penalty.
Nov 18, 2013 — Without comment, the Supreme Court passed on the first case challenging NSA surveillance since the Edward Snowden leaks.
Oct 21, 2013 — The standard by which a felon is judged to be mentally competent to face execution will be reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court. The court agreed Monday to hear a case involving a Florida man convicted of a 1978 murder; he has an IQ that's close to the state threshold.
Oct 7, 2013 — In a wide-ranging interview with New York magazine, the conservative justice says the devil is "a real person," the situation in Washington is "nasty" and that he's "not a hater of homosexuals at all." He also says he's glad his method of interpreting the Constitution has become more mainstream.
Aug 9, 2013 — In a rare moment of agreement, Obama's team and the GOP told the Supreme Court prayers before government meetings do not violate the constitution. The high court is weighing the issue in case involving the town of Greece, N.Y., Town Board meetings.