A defiant Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia refused a request Thursday to remove himself from a case involving his friend, Vice President Dick Cheney, dismissing suggestions of a conflict of interest.
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 second report on the late Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun's oral history tapes, the justice talks about two key decisions during his tenure and some of his colleagues in the court's chambers…
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.
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