"It is relatively easy to describe in one or two sentences the role of the Supreme Court of the United States in our nation's system of government," Chief Justice William Rehnquist wrote in his book, "The Supreme Court."…
The Supreme Court will now decide how far states can go to prevent cross-burning and whether the act legally constitutes intimidation or if it is a form of constitutionally protected speech.
A discussion about how President Bush's judicial nominees will fare in the new Republican-controlled U.S. Senate.
The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in two cases challenging the constitutionality of sex offender registry laws.
A closely divided Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal to review a case that challenged the constitutionality of the death penalty for people convicted of crimes they committed when they were younger than age 18.
As a new U.S. Supreme Court term opens, Jan Crawford Greenburg of the Chicago Tribune previews some of the pivotal and controversial cases facing the high court over the next nine months.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
The Supreme Court handed down a series of major decisions Thursday, including a ruling to allow random drug testing for high school students involved in any type of after-school activity or team.
A closely-divided Supreme Court ruled Thursday that public money can be used to pay for tuition vouchers at private schools, but only if parents may choose from among a range of religious and secular schools.
The Supreme Court rules public money can be used to underwrite tuition at religious schools.
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that juries, not judges, must decide whether a defendant receives the death penalty, overturning the death sentence laws in five states and affecting more than 160 prisoners on death row.
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