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The 7-to-2 ruling is expected to end a de facto moratorium on executions nationwide.
The high court will decide if execution for a Louisiana child rapist is constitutional.
One question is whether Texas will retain custody of 416 children. Experts say criminal charges are likely, too.
Of the 19,500 drug offenders eligible over the next 30 years to apply for early release, 3,417 have had their sentences reduced as of Monday.
His efforts have helped to heal his community, and himself.
Ruling 6 to 2, the justices say New Jersey has no right to build a liquefied natural gas plant with a Delaware River pier.
Court of Appeals determined Federal agents violated the Constitution's speech or debate clause when they seized documents from the office of Rep. William Jefferson of Louisiana.
The Decalogue is on display in a public park in Utah. Is the park, therefore, a forum for expression of all types?
America's JFK Airport is the 10th port of entry requiring noncitizen visitors to scan all 10 fingers.
The case against the Palm Beach County district aims to clarify its duty to keep more kids in school.
Kwame Kilpatrick's legal woes could hurt the city's image, and also stall nascent economic development.
A 6-to-3 majority said the president can't order a state court to abide by an international court ruling.
Key issue: Do citizens held by the US military in a foreign war have constitutional protections?
The issue – whether campaign-reform laws unconstitutionally restrict ads for political documentaries – now goes to a three-judge panel.
Its 7-to-2 ruling Wednesday reverses a Louisiana death-penalty conviction.
At a court session Tuesday, majority judges seemed to support an individual's right to bear arms.
Hearings on the constitutionality of a D.C. gun ban begin Tuesday. The Supreme Court is looking at the Second Amendment for the first time since 1939.
Friday's House vote, ignoring veto threat, is latest bid by Democrats to rein in White House powers.
The tribunal agrees to take a case about the commission's crackdown on stations that air expletives.
With nearly 2,400 inmates sentenced to life as juveniles, the U.S. is the only nation imposing the mandate on children.
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