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The Supreme Court in a 5-4 ruling Tuesday limited workers' ability to sue employers for pay discrimination that results from decisions made years earlier. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal explains the ruling's significance.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on a part of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law that, under certain conditions, bars campaign ads by interest groups close to elections. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal discusses the case.
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The U.S. Supreme Court threw out a $79.5 million jury award levied against the Philip Morris tobacco company, ruling in a 5-4 decision Tuesday that the verdict was invalid because the jury had overstepped its bounds.
The U.S. Supreme Court marked the last week of its 2005-2006 term with major rulings on Guantanamo's military tribunals, texas redistricting, and Kansas' death penalty law. Four legal experts review the high court's decisions over the past year.
In two much-anticipated decisions, the Supreme Court struck down Vermont's stringent campaign finance limits while ruling that the Kansas Supreme Court had improperly ruled the state's death penalty law unconstitutional.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that an employee could collect monetary awards from her employer for retaliating against her for sexual harassment complaints, broadening worker protection under the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that evidence may be used in trials even if police officers failed to knock before entering a home.
The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it would consider a pair of cases which takes race into account when assigning students to high schools.
Two constitutional law professors discuss how Justice Alito's presence on the bench may sway the balance of the Supreme Court.
Samuel Alito was sworn in as the 110th justice of the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 31, 2006, hours after one of the most divided Senate confirmation votes in modern history.
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