Supreme Court

  • February 19, 1997  

    Margaret Warner is joined by Stuart Taylor to discuss two recent decisions handed down by the Supreme Court on Wednesday. One involves the rights surrounding those involved in the abortion debate, and another on religious freedoms. Continue reading

  • January 22, 1997  

    Abortion Politics Day in Washington is first tonight. Both sides of the emotional issue marked the 24th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion in Roe V. Wade. Elizabeth Farnsworth reports. Continue reading

  • January 14, 1997  

    The Supreme Court is considering whether Georgia can require politicians to take a drug test before running for office. When are mandatory drug tests legal, and when do they trample on an individual’s civil rights? Stuart Taylor, of The American Lawyer magazine describes the case and the oral arguments before the Court. Continue reading

  • January 13, 1997  

    The case of William Jefferson Clinton versus Paul Corbin Jones was before the Supreme Court. The issue is whether the Judicial Branch can require a sitting President to defend a private civil lawsuit based on alleged misconduct that occurred before he became President. Continue reading

  • January 8, 1997  

    The Supreme Court is considering arguments over whether physicians may assist terminally ill patients in committing suicide. Lower Federal courts have already thrown out laws in New York and Washington State that prohibit the practice. But Justice department lawyers believe legalizing assisted suicide could lead to abuses. Continue reading

  • January 8, 1997  

    The Supreme Court is considering arguments over whether physicians may assist terminally ill patients in committing suicide. Lower Federal courts have already thrown out laws in New York and Washington State that prohibit the practice. But Justice department lawyers believe legalizing assisted suicide could lead to abuses. Continue reading

  • January 8, 1997  

    Watching today’s Supreme Court hearing was NewsHour regular Stuart Taylor, correspondent for the American Lawyer and Legal Times. Continue reading

  • January 7, 1997  

    The Supreme Court heard arguments on a major sexual harassment case involving a former Tennessee state judge convicted of assaulting 5 women in his courthouse. Continue reading

  • December 10, 1996  

    The Supreme Court is hearing arguments over a Kansas man convicted of child molesting whose prison term is complete, but who the state does not want to release. Continue reading

  • December 9, 1996  

    Is gerrymandering necessary to assure minority representation in Congress? The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a Georgia case that centers on that question. Our coverage begins with this report by Kwame Holman, and then on to a discussion with Margaret Warner. Continue reading