The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a case testing whether courts can force a mentally ill defendant to take anti-psychotic drugs in order to become competent to stand trial.
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that anti-abortion activists did not break federal racketeering and extortion laws in their protests outside abortion clinics, ending an injunction that barred the groups from interfering in clinic business.
The Supreme Court sided Tuesday with an African American inmate on Texas' death row who claimed that prosecutors used racial practices to stack the jury in his capital murder trial with whites.
President Bush entered the debate over affirmative action Wednesday, calling a University of Michigan Law School program to encourage minority acceptance in college "fundamentally flawed" and unconstitutional.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a 1998 law allowing copyright holders and entertainment companies to retain their rights to books, music, movies and other creative materials an additional 20 years.
Gwen Ifill discusses the debate over the Federal Medical Leave Act with the Supreme Court reporter for The Chicago Tribune.
The Supreme Court hears arguments in a case questioning whether states can force HMOs to offer a wider choice of doctors. Ray Suarez discusses the case with a Supreme Court reporter for The Chicago Tribune.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
"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.
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