Topic: U.S. Court of Appeals
A man in West Palm Beach, Fla., died while police tried to restrain him. His mother filed a suit that claimed her son was the victim of excessive force by police officers, but the Supreme Court dismissed the case Monday.
02/22/2010 02:23 pm
Virginia, Texas, and interested groups are going to court to challenge the science behind the EPA's ruling that greenhouse gases are a danger to human heath and welfare.
02/17/2010 02:31 pm
As a federal court considers the constitutionality of a voter-approved ban in California, some gay-marriage advocates say a Supreme Court decision could be the best path to legalization.
01/26/2010 05:26 pm
Noriega, the former Panama dictator who served time in the US for drug trafficking, had argued he should be returned to Panama rather than sent to France for prosecution there. The Supreme Court refused Monday to hear his case even though, one justice said, it could help to clarify the legal rights of Guantanamo terrorism suspects.
01/25/2010 02:23 pm
The Supreme Court on Tuesday reversed an appeals court ruling that would have given Mumia Abu-Jamal a chance to avoid the dealth penalty. Some opponents of capital punishment have championed Abu-Jamal's case.
01/19/2010 02:05 pm
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to hear the appeal of a Pennsylvania mom who sought to read five verses of Psalms from the Bible as part of her son's 'All About Me' classroom assignment.
01/19/2010 01:53 pm
The US Supreme Court has decided to hear a case about releasing to the public the names of people who signed a petition. The petition in question called for repealing Washington State's law granting partnership rights to gay couples.
01/15/2010 06:00 pm
The Supreme Court Monday declined to take up a student's challenge to a Texas school dress code. An appeals court ruling said the policy, which bars non-school-related messages on clothing, did not violate student free-speech rights.
01/11/2010 12:47 pm
The Supreme Court Tuesday considers a law that allows the federal government to detain offenders it considers "sexually dangerous," even after completion of their sentences. Critics say the sex offender law intrudes on states' authority.
01/11/2010 11:05 am
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that video of the case challenging California’s Proposition 8 ban on gay marriage can be shown on YouTube. Proceedings are set to start Monday.
01/06/2010 07:18 pm