The ruling, a victory for Exxon, reduced the $2.5 billion punitive damages to about $500 million.
In a 5-to-4 ruling, the justices decide child rape isn't a capital offense.
At issue: Can a judge enforce environmental rules at the expense of national defense training?
Even some military lawyers opposed the techniques, according to congressional testimony this week.
In a ruling Thursday, it guides federal judges to weigh conflicts of interest by insurance companies.
Justices rule 7 to 2 that some defendants aren't competent enough to represent themselves.
Religiously affiliated schools, hospitals, and others may be the next flash point.
The Supreme Court agrees to examine if high-level officials can be sued for harsh policies.
The US Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 Thursday that those held in Guantánamo can challenge their detention.
Thursday's Supreme Court ruling involved men accused of kidnapping-for-ransom schemes.
Supreme Court mulls whether to take a suit accusing Illinois of forcing families to give up rights.
The U.S Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear – again – a case in which Philip Morris is disputing the size of a damage award.
The effect: Made-up leagues can keep using names and statistics of real players without paying licensing fees.
Two high court rulings on Monday will complicate US efforts to prove certain crimes.
Texas Supreme Court's ruling will complicate state's investigation into sexual abuse, experts say.
The analysis of 107 cases after 9/11 adds fuel to the debate over whether military tribunals are needed.
In two rulings Tuesday, the justices took an expansive view of civil rights law.
Texas Supreme Court is set to weigh in on state's actions toward a polygamous sect.
The Supreme Court allows a 2003 law dealing with 'virtual' child porn that some thought was too broad.
When hearings begin Monday for individual FLDS families, the state's conditions for reunification will get clearer.