Supreme Court

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.

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.

In a lengthy, multi-part decision, the Supreme Court upheld the major components of the most sweeping campaign finance reform law in nearly 30 years. The Chicago Tribune's Jan Crawford Greenburg outlines the key aspects of the ruling.

The U.S. Supreme Court heard two cases related to the landmark 1966 Miranda case. Margaret Warner discusses the cases with Chicago Tribune Supreme Court correspondent Jan Crawford Greenburg.