A case between a Texas state housing agency and an advocacy organization asks the Supreme Court to decide whether unintentional discrimination over federal tax credits violates the Fair Housing Act. The results could have repercussions beyond both the state of Texas and the housing industry. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal helps outline the case with Judy Woodruff. Continue reading
The Supreme Court heard a case that could unravel state laws on judicial candidates asking for campaign donations. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Judy Woodruff to explain the arguments in the Florida case, take a look at a unanimous decision to allow a prisoner to grow a beard for religious reasons and offer an update on legal action over military burn pits. Continue reading
More than 50 U.S. law enforcement agencies have outfitted their officers with a new radar device that can detect movements within a building from as much as 50 feet away, USA Today reported Tuesday. Continue reading
Same-sex marriage is now legal in 36 states, so should gay couples be allowed to marry nationwide? Having considered aspects of the debate before, the Supreme Court will consider that question directly this spring. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Judy Woodruff to look back at past rulings explain the timing behind the move. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Time is running short for the Supreme Court to get same-sex marriage on its calendar if the justices want to tackle the issue before their current term ends in late June. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has been receptive in recent years to immigrants who are fighting deportation from the United States over minor drug crimes. On Wednesday, the justices entertained the least serious transgression yet — the case of a Tunisian man who was deported after he pleaded guilty in Kansas state court to possessing drug paraphernalia.
WASHINGTON — New episodes in the nation’s long-running political drama over health care are coming via your news feed in 2015.
The fate of President Barack Obama’s health care law again hangs in the balance as the Supreme Court weighs another legal challenge to the program, now covering millions of people. And a Republican-led Congress prepares for more votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act, ignoring threatened vetoes by the president. Continue reading
The ruling came in a North Carolina case in which a police officer pulled over Nicholas Heien’s car because the right brake light was out, although the left one still worked. A consensual search led to the discovery of cocaine in the trunk.
In a far-reaching case that probes the limits of free speech over the Internet, the Supreme Court on Monday was to consider whether threatening Facebook posts by a Pennsylvania man, and others like it, deserve protection under the First Amendment. Continue reading