Expectations are high that Obama will nominate a woman. Though female jurisprudence is not much different from that of male judges, women tend to be more pro-women's rights and to tilt more toward plaintiffs in sex-discrimination cases.
To prove aggravated identify theft – which brings a mandatory two years in jail – prosecutors must show defendants knew their fake IDs belonged to a real person.
Jeffrey Toobin examines the nine personalities that sit on the nation's highest court.
His mandatory sentence for a gun crime applies, justices find, though the weapon discharged by accident.
In a 5-to-4 ruling, the top court upheld the regulator's 2004 decision to hold broadcasters liable for the occasional expletive.
Supreme Court limits warrantless police searches to instances when an officer or evidence is in danger.
It heard arguments Tuesday on whether Arizona school officials violated Fourth Amendment privacy rights in strip-searching a 13-year-old girl.
The Constitution bars Congress from reducing a judge’s pay. But Congress has excluded judges from receiving promised inflation adjustments in six of the past 16 years.
The Supreme Court denied the appeal of a Florida inmate on death row for 32 years.
An Eritrean who worked at a prison where torture occurred gets another chance to live in America.