It's Constitution Day in the US, which this year features a healthy debate about the limits on government power. The growth of the tea party movement has heightened that continuing argument.
A lawyer for AT&T faces tough questioning at Supreme Court as he argues for 'personal privacy' protections for corporations. Critics alleging a pro-business bias in the Roberts court are tuning in.
Saying opponents of President Obama's health care reform law 'have most definitely stated a plausible claim,' a federal judge in Florida allows the key elements of the lawsuit to proceed.
The Supreme Court ruled against a group of waterfront property owners who said the state of Florida owed them money because it pumped sand onto beaches eroded by storms, lowering property values.
John Paul Stevens, the longest serving Supreme Court justice, plans to leave the bench in June. The Stevens retirement allows President Obama to name a second high court justice, opening the way for a likely confirmation battle.
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.
Civil rights activists praise the court for not throwing out a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
She asked probing questions of each side in the reverse-discrimination suit. But the circuit court's 135-word summary order rubbed some the wrong way.
In nominating Sonia Sotomayor, the president cited both her judicial experience and her compelling personal story.