The Supreme Court action Tuesday means Louisiana does not have to amend the birth certificate of a local boy adopted by an unmarried gay couple living in New York, to record them as his parents.
A quarter of the world's plant species may be headed toward extinction. Seed banks aim to prevent that.
Since 1953, the US has been able to derail lawsuits it says could reveal state secrets. The Supreme Court will look at a case Tuesday that questions whether the privilege is being applied properly.
A California law aims to ban the sale or rental of violent video games to minors. The Supreme Court considered Tuesday whether it should protect free speech or children.
Plaintiffs argue that the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which bans gay marriage, is unconstitutional. The federal trial opened Thursday in Boston.
The Supreme Court will hear arguments on the constitutionality of a ban on the sale of violent video games to minors by the state of California.
In a case to be argued before the US Supreme Court Monday, the Christian Legal Society seeks official recognition by the University of California Hasting College of the Law in San Francisco.
Funding is drying up for Millennium Seed Bank Project.