Topic: U.S. Court of Appeals
A California law school is under no constitutional obligation to grant the Christian Legal Society status as an official student group, the Supreme Court ruled Monday. The school had withheld such status because of the group's exclusion of gays as members.
06/28/2010 06:49 pm
The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the Second Amendment's right to bear arms applies to every jurisdiction in the nation. It places in doubt the constitutionality of Chicago's handgun ban.
06/28/2010 02:46 pm
Elena Kagan, Supreme Court nominee, said she 'abhorred' the Pentagon's 'don't ask, don't tell' policy banning gays from serving openly. In her confirmation hearings, critics will focus on her efforts to limit military recruiting at Harvard.
06/25/2010 04:17 pm
Wesley Snipes has been asking for his conviction to be overturned. Now his attorneys want a new trial based on Snipes's former financial adviser's arrest.
06/25/2010 01:41 pm
Elena Kagan, if confirmed as the next Supreme Court justice, would shift the balance dramatically – with three women and a Jewish-Catholic bloc. So would the high court look like We the People?
06/25/2010 12:18 pm
A federal judge said Thursday that he will not reconsider his decision to overturn a six month deep-water drilling moratorium stemming from the Gulf oil spill. That means Interior Secretary Ken Salazar might need to look for a Plan B.
06/24/2010 09:21 pm
The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in three cases involving fraud under the federal honest services law. Ex-Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling, newspaper magnate Conrad Black, and former Alaska state Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch are all likely to benefit.
06/24/2010 07:49 pm
The case centered on a Washington State referendum on a domestic partnership law. Fear of harassment, the Supreme Court ruled, is not enough to keep petition signers anonymous.
06/24/2010 06:03 pm
The judge said the federal report that led to the drilling moratorium didn't 'explicitly justify' a ban. Some independent engineers who reviewed the report agree. The administration will appeal.
06/22/2010 08:10 pm
On Monday, the Supreme Court upheld a statute – part of the Patriot Act – that outlaws the provision of 'material support' to terror groups. Such support includes assistance that might nudge a group toward nonviolence.
06/21/2010 04:48 pm