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Politics Feb 22Chief justice remembers Scalia’s ‘irrepressible spirit’
WASHINGTON -- Antonin Scalia's colleagues honored the late Supreme Court justice Monday in a manner he would surely have approved, in sharp exchanges and aggressive questions during the court's first session since Scalia's death.
Nation Feb 19Thousands pay respects to late Justice Scalia
WASHINGTON -- Bidding farewell to their longtime colleague, the eight remaining Supreme Court justices joined family members, former law clerks and members of the public Friday in paying their respects to Antonin Scalia in a tradition-laden, solemn day at the…
Politics Nov 13Justices agree to hear first abortion case since 2007
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court is taking on its first abortion case in eight years, a dispute over state regulation of abortion clinics.
Health Nov 06SCOTUS to hear contraceptive mandate case
The Supreme Court will hear a case later this year on whether certain aspects of the Affordable Care Act violate the rights of religious groups to not be complicit in providing contraception.
Politics Oct 17Supreme Court considers appeal of Chicago suburb’s assault weapons ban
The Supreme Court has so far resisted elaborating on two landmark decisions that established a nationwide right to defend one's home with a gun. That could change with a new appeal filed by gun owners that challenges a Chicago suburb's…
Nation Oct 13Supreme Court weighs decision about prisoners given life sentences as teenagers
People serving life terms for murders they committed as teenagers were looking to the Supreme Court Tuesday for signals about whether they will have a chance to seek their freedom.
Politics Jun 29Justices uphold use of drug implicated in botched executions
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the use of a controversial drug that has been implicated in several botched executions. Two of the justices said for first time that death penalty itself probably is unconstitutional.
Politics Jun 26Supreme Court extends same-sex marriage nationwide
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States, a historic culmination of decades of litigation over gay marriage and gay rights generally.
Politics Jun 25Supreme Court upholds nationwide health care law subsidies
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court sent a clear message Thursday that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is here to stay, rejecting a major challenge that would have imperiled the landmark law and health insurance for millions of Americans.
Nation Jun 21Court to rule on Texas abortion law which closed clinics across state
The court is considering an emergency appeal from abortion providers in Texas, who want the justices to block two provisions of a state law that already has forced the closure of roughly half the licensed abortion clinics in the state.