In part two of a special report on the released tapes of the late Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, two legal experts discuss what the Blackmun papers say about the inner-workings of the Supreme Court.
In the first of two NewsHour reports about the late Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, Ray Suarez speaks with Blackmun's former clerk Harold Koh, who conducted extensive interviews with Blackmun at the time of his retirement. Then, in his own…
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
The Supreme Court upheld Wednesday government scholarship restrictions that bar any taxpayer money for college students who pursue a degree in theology, an important legal marker in the rules of church-state separation.
The Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider the constitutionality of imposing the death penalty on those who were under 18 when they committed their crimes.
The Supreme Court refused to consider whether the government had the proper authority to withhold names and other basic details about hundreds of foreigners detained in the United States in the weeks and months after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
The current U.S. Supreme Court is increasingly being called the "O'Connor Court" because of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's tie-breaking swing votes. Legal experts discuss the first woman justice's pivotal role on the nation's top court.
The current U.S. Supreme Court is increasingly being called the "O'Connor Court" for the pivotal fifth vote Justice Sandra Day O'Connor often casts. Kwame Holman looks at the unique power of the court's first woman justice.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide whether a U.S. citizen seized abroad can be kept indefinitely in a military jail, the latest in a series of legal challenges to the Bush administration's antiterrorism policies.
By PBS NewsHour
A federal appeals court ruled that the U.S. government does not have the authority to detain accused American "dirty bomb" suspect Jose Padilla as an enemy combatant, ordering the Department of Defense to release the Chicago native within 30 days.
The Supreme Court said Monday it will review Vice President Dick Cheney's appeal to keep his energy task force papers secret.
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