| Jan 14, 2014
| 8:42 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court said again Tuesday that federal courts are not the world’s forum for dealing with human rights abuses, tossing out a lawsuit brought in California by Argentines who sued German automaker Mercedes-Benz over...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Jake LaMotta's career ended in the 1950s, but his legacy lived on in books, screenplays, acting and, of course, the 1980 movie "Raging Bull." And on Tuesday, his life will have had at least an indirect impact on a legal doctrine that made its way to the...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Jeffrey Toobin, one of the best commentators on the Supreme Court, is accusing Justice Clarence Thomas of “not doing his job” because, as is widely known, Thomas doesn’t ask questions at the court’s oral arguments. (The headline on...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 12:13 PM
Broadcasters are hoping that the daughter of a Supreme Court justice can help them convince the high court that Aereo -- the start-up service that streams local TV signals via the Internet -- is illegal and needs to be shutdown.
In their 65-page...
| Feb 26, 2014
When an occupant of a home refuses to allow police to search the premises, officers should keep their distance until they obtain a warrant based on probable cause. In a case from Los Angeles, the Supreme Court on Tuesday needlessly weakened that important...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 8:16 PM
WASHINGTON — Police officers may enter and search a home without a warrant as long as one occupant consents, even if another resident has previously objected, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a Los Angeles case.
The 6-3 ruling, triggered by a...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 9:56 AM
A Los Angeles man who appealed his robbery conviction all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court -- arguing that police had no right to search his apartment in his absence, even though another resident gave consent -- lost his case Tuesday.
The 6-3 ruling ...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 3:12 PM
With some Supreme Court arguments, it’s foolish to try to predict how the justices will rule. United States vs. Apel wasn’t one of them. The case involved a challenge by John Dennis Apel, a chronic antiwar protester, to his conviction for...
| Mar 2, 2014
Surreptitiously recorded videos of Supreme Court proceedings that surfaced on YouTube last week aren't much of a viewing experience. The most revealing video, which captures a few moments from two oral argument sessions, is a jerky affair that makes...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 3:03 PM
The Department of Justice is siding with broadcasters in their legal fight against Aereo, the start-up service that streams local television signals to consumers via the Internet.
In a brief filed at the Supreme Court on Monday afternoon, the department...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:56 PM
WASHINGTON — Outside accountants and lawyers who reveal fraud and wrongdoing at publicly traded companies are protected as whistle-blowers just as employees are, the Supreme Court ruled, expanding the reach of an anti-fraud law passed in the wake of...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 3:53 PM
In the case of Barnes v. Glen Theatre Inc., the issue at hand was whether the state of Indiana's demand that the dancers at the Glen Theatre and the Kitty Kat Lounge in South Bend, Ind., wear both pasties and G-strings as they did their thing was a...