Columnists David Brooks and Ruth Marcus sort through the top political stories of the week, including the retirement of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and the announcement by Rep. Bart Stupak of Michigan that he will not seek re-election.
As Justice John Paul Stevens prepares for retirement, Judy Woodruff talks to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal and constitutional scholars Kathleen Sullivan and John McGinnis about the possible candidates to replace him and the Senate confirmation battle that…
The U.S. Supreme Court reversed 20 years of restrictions on corporate campaign contributions. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal explains the controversial ruling and how it will likely affect future political campaigns.
The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether videos of illegal dogfights are protected speech. Marcia Coyle offers insight.
The Supreme Court opened a new term on Monday with a docket full of cases concerning corporations, compensation, and the financial markets. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal previews the term with Gwen Ifill.
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The Supreme Court ruled Monday that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., were unfairly denied promotions due to their race, reversing a decision that high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor supported as an appeals court judge.
The Supreme Court said Thursday that convicts have no constitutional right to test DNA evidence in hopes of proving their innocence long after they were found guilty. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal discusses the impact of the decision.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a case debating the constitutionality of Washington, D.C.'s ban on handguns. After a report on the case's background, the National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle examines how the case played out in before…
The Supreme Court ruled Monday on three First Amendment cases dealing with a high school student, campaign ads and faith-based initiatives. Legal expert Marcia Coyle talks about their implications.
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Justice John Paul Stevens, a native of Chicago, has been called a political uncertainty and a "wild card" on the bench.
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