3 hrs ago
Supreme Odds: How Will Justice Stephen Breyer Vote On Marriage Equality?
Stephen Breyer knows how to tiptoe around emotional landmines. It was he who raised the issue of "sterile couples" when Yes on 8 attorney Charles Cooper argued that marriage laws are all about procreation and that domestic partnerships are sufficient for same-sex couples.
11 hrs ago
President not guilty of 'packing' appeals court
Frustrated that the Supreme Court was striking down some of his New Deal programs, President Frankin Roosevelt proposed adding six seats to the nine-member court, which he would fill with his own justices.
16 hrs ago
Supreme Court rules lawyers cannot solicit clients through DMV records
Spears [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] that an attorney's solicitation of clients is not a permissible purpose covered by the litigation exception to the Driver's Privacy Protection Act [text].
Mon Jun 17, 2013
The Kansas City Star
Supreme Court ruling on voter I.D. could affect Kansas law
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that Arizona cannot require voters to document their citizenship before allowing them to cast ballots in federal elections.
The Washington Post
Drugmakers Opened to - Pay for Delay' Suits by Supreme Court
Drugmakers can be sued for paying rivals to delay low-cost versions of popular medicines, the U.S. Supreme Court said in a decision that rewrites the rules governing the release of generic drugs.
Court says pre-Miranda silence can be used
The Supreme Court says prosecutors can use a person's silence against them if it comes before he's told of his right to remain silent.
Wall Street Journal
Justices Strike Down Arizona Voting Rules
Arizona violated the federal "Motor Voter" law when it added a proof-of-citizenship requirement to standard voter-registration forms intended for use nationwide, the Supreme Court held Monday.
Graphic: The hand transplant
Doctors at Boston Children's Hospital have started the world's first hand transplant program for youngsters, a technique that has been used successfully on adults but not children.
Sun Jun 16, 2013
A case of Idaho changing the country
To most non-lawyers, the Idaho-originated Supreme Court case of Reed v. Reed is a little obscure now, not one of those few like Roe v.
Upcoming high court decisions
The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court sit for their official photograph on October 8, 2010, at the Supreme Court.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
Supreme Court ruling on DNA sampling is a worrisome erosion of Fourth Amendment rights: editorial
Clockwise from top left, Justices Antonin Scalia, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, the dissenters in the Maryland DNA case.
Former Gov. Mario Cuomo's Portrait Unveiled By His Son
On this Father's Day weekend, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday unveiled a painting of his father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo, at the State Capitol.
Supreme Odds: How Will Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Vote On Marriage Equality?
For Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the argument that same-sex couples should be satisfied with civil unions or domestic partnerships probably has a familiar ring - and not a pretty one.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Supreme Court Justices' Wealth Explored
At least five and perhaps as many as eight of the nine members of the U.S. Supreme Court are millionaires according to recently released financial disclosures, and only two hold any consumer debt.
National Review Online
This Day in Liberal Judicial Activisma "June 14
In addition to dissenting from Roe and favoring its overruling, White authored the Court's opinion in 1986 rejecting as "at best, facetious" the notion that the Constitution confers a right to homosexual sodomy.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
The Washington Post
"The J is for Jefferson," Justice Scalia says. "It's clearer if you read where I have the full phrase tattooed on my left thigh.
Supreme Court rules judicial interference does not necessarily void guilty plea
Davila [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] that judicial participation in plea negotiations does not automatically require vacatur of a defendant's guilty plea.
Real Clear Politics
Time to Play Supreme Court Bingo
We're nearing the end of the Supreme Court's term. By the time June is over, all of the court's opinions will be handed down, and the justices will take a break before resuming at the end of summer.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Evansville Courier & Press
EDITORIAL: Post-arrest DNA test scrapes away privacy
The Constitution's Bill of Rights guarantees the right of Americans "to be secure in their persons" against "unreasonable searches and seizures" unless authorized by a court-issued search warrant.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Unanimous Supreme Court Allows Raisin Farmers to Challenge New Deal-Era Farm Control Law
In a unanimous decision issued today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that several California raisin farmers may proceed with their constitutional challenge to a New Deal-era farm control law designed to artificially inflate agricultural prices by restricting the supply of goods available for sale on the market.