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Nation Jul 04Dissenting justices argue Wheaton contraception decision ‘undermines confidence’ in Supreme Court
WASHINGTON -- A divided Supreme Court on Thursday allowed, at least for now, an evangelical college in Illinois that objects to paying for contraceptives in its health plan to avoid filling out a government document that the college says would…
Nation Jun 29Suspect’s case may offer clarity on Benghazi attacks
A court appearance for the alleged mastermind of the attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, is the first step in a long legal process that could yield new insight into a fiery assault that continues to reverberate across…
Politics Jun 29Supreme Court poised to deliver verdict on right to birth control
The Supreme Court is poised to deliver its verdict in a case that weighs the religious rights of employers and the right of women to the birth control of their choice.
Nation Jun 26Supreme Court voids 35-foot abortion clinic buffer
The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts. The justices were unanimous in ruling that extending a buffer zone that far from clinic entrances violates the First Amendment rights of protesters.
Politics Jun 26High court rebukes Obama on recess appointments
The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the president's power to fill high-level vacancies with temporary appointments, ruling in favor of Senate Republicans in their partisan clash with President Barack Obama.
Nation Jun 25Supreme Court: Police need warrants to search mobile phones
In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court rules police must get a warrant before looking through the cell phones of people they arrest.
Nation Jun 25Supreme Court rules Aereo illegal, sides with broadcasters, over closely-watched internet TV case
The Supreme Court has ruled that a startup Internet company has to pay broadcasters when it takes television programs from the airwaves and allows subscribers to watch them on smartphones and other portable devices.
Nation Jun 23Supreme Court limits EPA’s authority to regulate carbon dioxide emissions
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday placed limits on the sole Obama administration program already in place to deal with power plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming. The justices said that the Environmental Protection Agency…
Politics Jun 02SCOTUS: Chemical weapons treaty cannot be invoked in assault case
The justices threw out the conviction of Carol Anne Bond of Lansdale, Pa., who was prosecuted under a 1999 law based on the chemical weapons treaty. Bond served a six-year prison term after being convicted of using toxic chemicals that…
Politics May 27Justices rule for death row inmates with low IQ
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that states must look beyond an intelligence test score in borderline cases of mental disability to determine whether a death row inmate is eligible to be executed. The justices said in a 5-4…