In our news wrap Wednesday, the first day of 2014 was marked by a papal address, mayoral inaugurations and a series of bowl games for football fans. Also, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor temporarily blocked a health care law mandate…
By News Desk
*One million revelers will see this crystal ball drop in New York's Times Square midnight of Jan. 1, 2014. Photo courtesy of Countdown Entertainment* Bronx native and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will usher in 2014 by lowering…
By Gwen Ifill
There are few places in Washington as grand as the Supreme Court. The staircases sweep, the marble columns soar, and the carved archways inside guide visitors down hushed hallways. The chamber itself, with its velvet drapes, elevated bench and rich…
By Katelyn Polantz
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor tells the story of her childhood growing up with a difficult mother, an alcoholic father and a deeply loving grandmother. Her new memoir, "My Beloved World," gives an exceptionally personal portrait of the justice from…
Justice Sotomayor: "Every day we live our life, we make a choice"…
Justice Sotomayor Takes on Life Before and on the Bench in 'My Beloved World'…
The first day of the new Supreme Court term was also the first day on the bench for new Justice Elena Kagan. Women now make up a third of the high court for the first time. Jeffrey Brown talks to…
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 is revisiting a clause about confrontation in the courtroom. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Review explains what is behind the debate.
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