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WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney had it wrong. Corporations aren't people -- corporations own people. The Supreme Court on Monday took up the unusual question of whether corporations control our genetic material -- specifically, whether a Utah-based company...
WASHINGTON -- For a quarter-century, Antonin Scalia has been the reigning bully of the Supreme Court, but finally a couple of justices are willing to face him down. As it happens, the two manning up to take on Nino the Terrible are women: the court's...
Tags: Civil Rights, Lawyers, Samuel A. Alito, Voting, Elections
WASHINGTON -- While accusing the Supreme Court's conservative justices of "disdain for democracy," Pamela S. Karlan proves herself talented at dispensing disdain. The Stanford law professor is, however, less talented at her chosen task of presenting a...
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has a Lemon Test (for church-and-state separation), a Miller Test (obscenity) and a Smith Test (religious freedom), not to mention the late Justice Potter Stewart's pornography test: He knew it when he saw it. To this...
Tags: Crime, Law and Justice, Lawyers, Allergies, Heroin, Judges
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld an earlier decision by the Indiana Supreme Court to not refund taxes to Indianapolis homeowners who sought the refunds when the city changed their payment plans for a new sewer line. Homeowners on the northwest side of...
Tags: U.S. Supreme Court
A New Jersey man who was strip searched in prison after being accused of failing to pay a traffic fine lost his Supreme Court appeal Monday. The 5-4 divided court found two county jails "struck a reasonable balance between inmate privacy and the needs of...
Barack Obama, the law professor who railed against the Bush administration's disdain for privacy, has been to civil liberties what the Hindenburg was to air travel: an unexpected debacle. Time after time, he has chosen to uphold government power at the...
L.A. NOWA former USC student who bought textbooks in his homeland of Thailand and sold them in the United States won a major Supreme Court ruling on copyright law that gives foreign buyers of textbooks, movies and other products a right to resell them in the...
Blogging with Bill WhiteOur U.S. Supreme Court has turned out to be a really scary bunch. I won't rehash all the ways in which the activist conservative majority has reshaped American life -- most recently with the abominable Citizens United decision, opening the......
Nation NowSupreme Court justices were sharply divided Tuesday concerning whether a lab analyst who did a crucial DNA test that identified a Chicago rapist must testify at his trial....
Nation NowChief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. assured the public that members of the Supreme Court are not “exempt” from the ethics rules for federal judges....
Nation NowThe Supreme Court gave a sympathetic hearing Monday to an Idaho couple who were threatened with fines of up to $75,000 a day from the Environmental Protection Agency for starting to build a home near a pristine mountain lake. If an ordinary homeowner...
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