Topic: Fourteenth Amendment
The Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday on a landmark gun-control case, McDonald v. Chicago, on whether cities and states have the right to ban handguns.
03/01/2010 01:02 pm
Lawyers seeking to overturn Prop. 8, California's gay marriage ban, attempted to show Wednesday that the law is unconstitutional because it is the product of animosity toward gays and lesbians.
01/13/2010 08:21 pm
Opening arguments began Monday in what could be a landmark trial for gay marriage. The case, which challenges California's ban on same-sex marriage, Proposition 8, could go to the US Supreme Court.
01/11/2010 07:58 pm
A federal judge refused to block a legal challenge against Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage in California. Both sides expect the case to go to the US Supreme Court.
10/14/2009 01:00 am
The case challenging a handgun ban in Chicago will decide whether the individual right to bear arms upheld by the Supreme Court in a D.C. case last year applies to all states and cities, too.
09/30/2009 01:00 am
In many ways, views about the Constitution are reflected in the debate over how President Obama is handling the issues of the day.
09/17/2009 01:00 am
Nothing in the Constitution allows the individual mandate he proposes.
09/14/2009 01:00 am
On Jan. 11, the two lawyers who argued the Bush v. Gore in 2000 will begin their case against Proposition 8.
08/20/2009 01:00 am
We're witnessing the beginning of the end of affirmative action.
07/14/2009 01:00 am
Readers write about what qualifies a person for citizenship in a country, underemployed white-collar workers, and using nuclear waste as a source of energy.
11/14/2008 12:00 am
Handgun bans under fire after high court's ruling. Oak Park, Ill., fights back.
08/14/2008 01:00 am
For kids: US Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall was the first African-American to be appointed to the highest court in the land.
02/12/2008 12:00 am