Topic: Anthony Kennedy
Former Attorney General John Ashcroft is entitled to qualified immunity and cannot be sued by an American Muslim detained under harsh conditions in 2003, the US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
05/31/2011 05:11 pm
Federal immigration law does not preempt the 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act, the Supreme Court said Thursday. The ruling gives new momentum to state efforts to crack down on illegal immigration.
05/26/2011 04:12 pm
The Supreme Court ruled that overcrowded prisons in California amount to cruel and unusual punishment. Reducing the prison population does not have to pit human dignity against public safety.
05/24/2011 04:30 pm
In a 5-to-4 ruling, the Supreme Court says severe overcrowding in the prisons violates the Eighth Amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment. A minority opinion offers a sharp dissent.
05/23/2011 09:40 pm
The Supreme Court's 5-to-4 decision is a victory for business groups that favor tough enforcement of arbitration agreements. Critics say it puts the rights of corporations over individuals.
04/27/2011 04:37 pm
The Supreme Court turned aside a second appeal from five Uighurs, held at Guantánamo Bay's prison camp since 2002 despite admissions from the Bush administration that they are neither enemy combatants nor connected to Al Qaeda or the Taliban.
04/18/2011 03:00 pm
The health-care law's 'individual mandate' is vulnerable to the Supreme Court deciding that Americans cannot be forced to buy health insurance. Kennedy's reasoning in a decision issued Monday hints at his worries. His vote will be pivotal.
04/05/2011 02:43 pm
The Supreme Court rules 5 to 4 that taxpayers do not have legal standing to challenge an Arizona tax-credit program because the state is not directly funding the parochial schools.
04/04/2011 04:09 pm
More states are finally understanding that juveniles are not the same as adults, and that juvenile defendants should not be tried in adult courts or housed in adult jails and prisons. A new study shows the progress.
03/16/2011 12:50 pm
After nearly every state made it easier to try minors as adults in the 1980s and '90s, several states are taking steps to send them to juvenile court. That's a more productive and less costly approach.
03/07/2011 03:12 pm