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Politics Feb 19Analysis: The 3 Supreme Court cases you should be watching closely this month
The justices could rule in any of these cases at any time.
Nation Feb 08Analysis: How an Uber employee’s #MeToo story could shape an employee rights case at the Supreme Court
Employees, usually as a condition of employment, sign employment contracts containing arbitration agreements. The Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether they violate federal labor laws.
Nation Jan 05Analysis: Voting rights and search and seizure heat up January’s Supreme Court term
Justices will return to, among other things, an issue that continues to roil national politics: voting rights.
Politics Dec 25The simmering racial tensions behind the Supreme Court’s canceled Christmas party of 1947
Seventy years ago, seven of the nine Supreme Court justices gathered in their conference room to discuss a simmering racial controversy triggered by their law clerks' request for a Christmas party.
Politics Nov 27Analysis: 3 cases that make December a blockbuster month for the Supreme Court
Sports betting, cellphones and a wedding cake are at the center of three potential blockbuster challenges that the U.S. Supreme Court will examine during its December round of arguments.
Politics Oct 30Analysis: Your guide to the Supreme Court, and what to watch
There is a rhythm to the life of the Supreme Court which is rarely interrupted, not even by government shutdowns or blizzards.
Nation Mar 03Marcia Coyle explains today’s Supreme Court arguments on IQ and the death penalty
Twelve years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, held that the execution of mentally retarded persons violated the Constitution. On Monday, the justices returned to this area of the law to examine how one state determines who…
Politics Nov 14Supreme Court to Review Health Reform Law: 5 Things to Watch
Updated, Nov. 14 The Supreme Court announced Monday that it will review the constitutionality of the health reform law on four key points. Original Post, Nov. 10 The Supreme Court now has six petitions asking the justices to review…
Politics Oct 03Supreme Court Case Preview: TV Indecency, GPS and ‘Peter and the Wolf’
Photo by Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images. The most closely watched case in the new term of the U.S. Supreme Court is not on the argument docket yet, but likely will be soon. The justices are expected to take a look…