A case the justices heard Tuesday offers them an opportunity to decide the standard for proving illegal discrimination.
The deaths in North Carolina and California follow other high-profile shootings in recent weeks.
The Supreme Court denied the appeal of a Florida inmate on death row for 32 years.
A gathering in Selma honored the gains of old – and registered new expectations for the Obama era.
The decision in the Al-Marri case means the president still has the power to hold 'enemy combatants' indefinitely without charge.
The White House is seeking to protect at least some of its Bush-era privileges.
In a case involving a professional guitarist who lost an arm when injected with an antinausea drug, the justices said state consumer protections can go beyond federal regulations.
An Eritrean who worked at a prison where torture occurred gets another chance to live in America.
A West Virginia case before the US Supreme Court could clarify when judges must recuse themselves.
The Pentagon should have included more laws in its assessment of conditions, some experts argue.
Lawyers for the Summum religion had argued that its monument should be allowed in a public park where the Ten Commandments were already displayed.
Yasin Ismail's case highlights the difficulty of verifying conditions of confinement.
Some towns and cities seek stiffer penalties for public use, after state voters approved decriminalization.
Federal appeals court reverses an order that the 17 men be released into the US.
More access by Red Cross workers is likely, but legal analysts are split on whether the prison camp will be less punitive after an Obama-ordered review.
The Justice Department says a victory by the convicted terrorist would harm national security.
The justices rule that civil rights law protects a woman who was fired after answering questions in a harassment probe.
The US Supreme Court rules in the case of an alleged drug dealer in Utah.