Topic: Anthony Kennedy
By allowing more corporate and union money in federal campaigns, the high court risks corrupting lawmaking. Watchdogs must stay alert.
01/21/2010 05:01 pm
The Supreme Court campaign finance ruling on Thursday means corporations can spend freely on political ads leading up to elections. The Thursday decision invalidates a part of 2002 McCain-Feingold campaign-finance reform law that sought to limit corporate influence.
01/21/2010 04:18 pm
The Supreme Court said that the trial judge in the Prop. 8 case attempted change the federal rules that restrict broadcasts of trials. The case deals with California’s gay-marriage ban.
01/13/2010 08:09 pm
After two hours of arguments Monday, Supreme Court justices seem split on whether states can mete out life sentences to juveniles who aren't killers.
11/10/2009 12:00 am
The Supreme Court on Monday takes up two cases that explore the question: Should juveniles convicted of nonlethal crimes be sentenced to life in prison without parole?
11/08/2009 12:00 am
The Supreme Court Wednesday heard arguments in a lawsuit brought by two Iowa men who spent 25 in prison after prosecutors allegedly fabricated evidence against them. Justices seemed divided on the issue of how much immunity prosecutors should enjoy.
11/05/2009 12:00 am
At a hearing Wednesday on 'Hillary: The Movie,' conservative justices repeatedly asked whether limits on corporate contributions in federal elections are too broad and amount to censorship of free speech.
09/10/2009 01:00 am
Three Supreme Court justices have already announced their willingness to overturn a pair of key precedents.
09/09/2009 01:00 am
At her confirmation hearings this week, any ideological slugfest was avoided as the nominee stayed low-key and judicial.
07/17/2009 01:00 am
He has bought into the Bush-era detention of terror suspects with no trial. That won't keep America safe.
07/02/2009 01:00 am