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.
A divided Supreme Court upheld key portions of a recent law intended to reform political campaign financing, ruling Wednesday that the government may ban unlimited donations to political parties.
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.
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