WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from a former government subcontractor seeking to sue the U.S. government for negligence over his five-year imprisonment in Cuba.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has passed up an early chance to review a contested North Carolina election law that opponents say limits the ability of African-Americans to cast ballots.
The Supreme Court released two significant decisions on Wednesday. In one, the court revived a lawsuit by a UPS worker who sued her employer after she was put on unpaid leave when she could not perform normal duties because she was pregnant. In another, the justices split 5-4 over voter redistricting in Alabama. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the cases. Continue reading
The Supreme Court heard arguments over federal pollution mandates. The EPA says its limits on toxic contaminants like mercury in power plant emissions are vital to human health, but energy producers are arguing the EPA didn’t take costs into consideration when the limits were created. Gwen Ifill gets debate from Vickie Patton of the Environmental Defense Fund and David Rivkin of BakerHostetler. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court says a lower court must take another look at whether Alabama’s Republican-led legislature relied too heavily on race when it redrew the state’s voting districts. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is giving a former UPS driver another chance to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant. Continue reading
Does the state of Texas have the right to issue specialty license plates featuring a Confederate flag? Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal fills in Gwen Ifill on the case being argued at the Supreme Court, as well as a decision to not take up a Wisconsin voter ID case. Continue reading
MADISON, Wis. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a challenge to Wisconsin’s voter identification law, allowing the law to stand and handing a victory to Gov. Scott Walker following a long fight by opponents who say it’s a thinly veiled attempt to make it more difficult for Democratic backers to vote.
The Supreme Court is weighing a free-speech challenge to Texas’ refusal to issue a license plate bearing the Confederate battle flag. Continue reading
The Supreme Court is adding a new case to decide whether its 3-year-old ruling throwing out mandatory life in prison without parole for juveniles should apply to older cases. Continue reading