Topic: Erwin Chemerinsky
Had Roberts gone the other way, the court would have wiped away the entire health care overhaul, which is the outcome embraced by dissenting Justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Kennedy.
Kody Brown, star of TLC's 'Sister Wives,' files suit in federal court seeking to prevent prosecution for polygamy under Utah law. The case may force another reexamination of laws governing sexual choices and lifestyles.
07/13/2011 07:40 pm
Backers of California's anti-gay marriage initiative, Prop. 8, argued that the judge who declared the law unconstitutional should not have taken the case because he is gay. A federal judge rejected that argument Tuesday.
06/14/2011 07:55 pm
The Ninth Circuit ruled Wednesday not to lift the 'temporary' stay on same-sex marriages in California, imposed in August 2010.
03/24/2011 07:44 pm
Several state lawmakers want to make 'birthright citizenship' – the guarantee that all children born in the US are citizens – the next front against illegal immigration. It could be a tough battle.
01/07/2011 03:37 pm
Even if voters pass Proposition 19 on Nov. 2, which would legalize use of marijuana in California, the Justice Department will continue to enforce federal drug laws there, Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday.
10/15/2010 08:06 pm
Judge Virginia Phillips on Tuesday ordered the Pentagon to stop enforcing its 'don't ask, don't tell' ban on openly gay service members. Though experts say the ruling would likely be overturned on appeal, it is an important moment for the gay-rights movement.
10/12/2010 09:40 pm
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown are not required to defend against a legal challenge to Prop. 8, the law banning same-sex marriage, the state supreme court found. So who will defend it now?
09/09/2010 07:20 pm
Lawyers linked to the Tea Party movement say healthcare reform is unconstitutional and vow to challenge any bill in federal court. The issue: Has Congress overstepped its constitutional authority?
11/05/2009 12:00 am