Supreme Court

  • July 4, 1997  

    David Gergen, editor-at-large at "U.S. News & World Report," engages Pauline Maier, a Professor of History at MIT, author of "American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence." Continue reading

  • July 3, 1997  

    With a whirlwind of significant rulings, the Supreme Court ended its term recently. Now that the dust has settled, the NewsHour examines the high profile cases and the future direction of the Court. Continue reading

  • July 3, 1997  

    With a whirlwind of significant rulings, the Supreme Court ended its term recently. Now that the dust has settled, the NewsHour examines the high profile cases and the future direction of the Court. Continue reading

  • June 27, 1997  

    The Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Brady gun law, ruling 5 to 4 that the Federal government couldn’t make local sheriffs run background checks on handgun purchasers. The NewsHour’s Betty Ann Bowser and Stuart Taylor of the American Lawyer provide background. Continue reading

  • June 27, 1997  

    The Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Brady gun law, ruling 5 to 4 that the Federal government couldn’t make local sheriffs run background checks on handgun purchasers. Continue reading

  • June 26, 1997  

    Voting unanimously, the US Supreme Court ruled that states may outlaw doctor-assisted suicides. Continue reading

  • June 26, 1997  

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that states may outlaw doctor-assisted suicides. Now, the lawyers who argued the case in court debate the verdict. Continue reading

  • June 26, 1997  

    The Internet community is breathing easier now that the Supreme Court has struck down the Communications Decency Act. The Judges ruled 7-2 that key parts of the law violated the First Amendment. Continue reading

  • June 26, 1997  

    The Internet community is breathing easier now that the Supreme Court has struck down the Communications Decency Act. The Judges ruled 7-2 that key parts of the law violated the First Amendment. Continue reading

  • June 25, 1997  

    A background report on the local problem that led to the Supreme Court striking down the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993. Continue reading