As its current term comes to a close, the Supreme Court announced several key rulings Thursday, including a major health care decision to let patients use state laws to fight group health plans that refuse to approve certain medical treatments.
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The U.S. Supreme Court Thursday ruled executing mentally retarded people convicted of murder violates the constitution's Eighth Amendment protections against "cruel and unusual punishments."…
The Supreme Court upholds state laws that help patients fight their HMOs.
In one of a series of decisions handed down Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution protects the rights of missionaries, politicians and others to solicit door-to-door without requesting permission from local authorities.
Ray Suarez discusses the legal rights and status of three U.S. citizens currently held in conjunction with the war on terrorism. He is joined by Ruth Wedgwood of Yale Law School and Johns Hopkins University, and David Cole of the…
Experts discuss the arrest of a man with alleged plans to build and detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb" and what would be the likely affect of an attack.
A report from Kwame Holman on the arrest of a man in the U.S. who allegedly planned to build and detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb."…
A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that the needs of disabled workers do not normally outweigh an employer's seniority policies.
In a 6-3 decision, the U.S Supreme Court Tuesday struck down a congressional ban that made it a crime to distribute or possess computer-generated images of minors engaged in sexual acts.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by Vanessa Leggett, the Houston-based writer who spent 168 days in prison for refusing to turn over her interviews about a Texas murder case to a federal grand jury.
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