| Jul 22, 2014
| 11:13 AM
The legal battle over President Obama’s healthcare law ramped up again Tuesday, as two federal appeals courts handed down conflicting rulings on whether the government can continue to pay subsidies nationwide to millions of low- and middle-income...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 3:30 AM
WASHINGTON — A challenge to part of President Obama's healthcare law that hits the Supreme Court on Tuesday could lead to one of the most significant religious freedom rulings in the high court's history.
Four years ago, in their controversial...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 3:00 AM
WASHINGTON — For decades, liberals wielded the 1st Amendment to protect antiwar activists, civil rights protesters and government whistle-blowers.
These days, however, the Constitution's protection for free speech and religious liberty has...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 9:20 AM
WASHINGTON — The wealthiest 1% of Americans will likely play an even larger role in elections following the Supreme Court decision Wednesday that freed rich donors to give as much as $3.5 million per election to the array of candidates running for...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 12:31 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday dealt a blow to affirmative action, upholding a voter-approved ban on racial preferences at Michigan's state-run universities in a decision that may spur similar initiatives elsewhere.
On a 6-2 vote, the court rejected a...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Good for Sonia Sotomayor.
She called out her U.S. Supreme Court peers for their dismissive attitudes toward our nation's troubling racial history and their wishful thinking on how far we have come in such matters.
"The way to stop discrimination on...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:39 PM
Anodyne euphemisms often indicate an uneasy conscience or a political anxiety. Or both, as when the 1976 Democratic platform chose "compensatory opportunity" as a way of blurring the fact that the party favored racial discrimination in the form of...
| May 2, 2014
| 4:35 PM
If the president wants to witness a refutation of his assertion that the survival of the Affordable Care Act is assured, come Thursday he should stroll the 13 blocks from his office to the nation's second-most important court, the D.C. Circuit Court of...
| Apr 9, 2014
There is something very un-American about rich people using their wealth to buy access and influence from members of Congress. Yet, last week, the Supreme Court ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission made it easier for wealthy Americans to...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 10:34 AM
Foreign-born grandchildren, nieces and nephews of Americans and legal immigrants will lose their place in line to obtain a visa if they reach age 21 before the process is complete, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.
Upholding a disputed part of the law...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 7:56 PM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court's conservative majority sounded poised Tuesday to deal a blow to President Obama's healthcare law and rule that business owners may invoke their religious beliefs to opt out of a new federal requirement that they pay...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 6:04 PM
The Supreme Court unanimously agreed this week that federal prosecutors could not use an international chemical weapons treaty to bring a case against a Philadelphia-area woman who tried to poison a romantic rival. The decision was a deserved rebuke for...