Court weighs rights issue in sex abuse Tenn. judge's conviction under U.S. law was upset
Passengers: Exit on command? Search and seizure: High court gives appeal of Maryland case a rough hearing.
Reno gets tough day in court Claim of police power over passengers in traffic stop questioned; Curran appeals Md. case; U.S. attorney general argues her 1st case before Supreme Court
Justices criticize Brady gun law Several raise doubts on constitutionality of its enforcement
Thomas' rulings show a man of integrity
Silence please, Justice Scalia Right to die: Speech asserts opinion on matter before the court.
Supreme Court weighs rights of anti-abortion demonstrators Protesters' lawyer claims 'bubble' around clinics violates their free speech
Many blacks see Clinton as the 'lesser of two evils' Officials in Chicago careful with criticism; DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION; CAMPAIGN 1996
The court's acid tongue Dissenter: Justice Scalia revels in publicly and personally challenging his colleaques' views, but he needs to learn when to stop.
A mostly conservative court Supreme Court: On some big issues there are still no clear majorities.
Court's workload low, but cases were significant Decisions on gays, women's rights could depend on election
U.S. is liable for reneging on thrift deal Supreme Court says government must pay up to $10 billion ; 'A tremendous victory'; '89 law changed rules on thrifts enticed to save failing ones
Justices divide over cable TV Supreme Court partly upholds control of indecent programs; Children's viewing at issue; Splintered decisions defer future rules for changing media
R.I.P. V.M.I.-- but also, R.I.P. 'diversity' and 'choice'
VMI sees the light and the money
Court: Women can go to VMI 7-1 ruling is based on Constitution's guarantee of equality; Citadel likely to be affected; Head of Va. school is disappointed, but will abide by order; THE VMI RULING
Supreme Court lifts controls on parties' campaign spending Divided justices remove financial limits placed on congressional campaigns
After 25 years, Ginsburg marks a personal triumph Justice writes ruling to end fight she pursued as a lawyer; THE VMI RULING
A triumph over those who would protect us from ourselves
High court clarifies forfeit law Prosecutors given wider authority to seize property; No 'double jeopardy'; Ruling retreats from string of decisions; Stevens dissents
Death-penalty evidence needn't be disclosed, court rules In 5-4 decision, justices find no constitutional right
Vote of confidence in confidentiality Supreme Court: Ruling could prove a boost for effective and affordable therapy.
The 'colorblind' crusaders close their eyes to history
The racial gerrymander question Electoral maps: Supreme Court casts shadow on majority-black districts.
Court voids 4 race-based districts North Carolina, Texas House districts are nullified by justices; Shapes of areas 'bizarre'; 5-4 vote upsets ACLU; others call it win for a 'colorblind society'
Court gives police wider latitude to look for drugs Motives for search make no difference, justices say
Don't banish Thomas for having an opinion
Scorn in the place of law Justice Scalia's dissent elevated spleen over constitutional principle; THE SUPREME COURT AND GAY RIGHTS
A disaster for American people Homosexuals aren't disadvantaged; THE SUPREME COURT AND GAY RIGHTS.
State raises cost of motor fuelIn the...
Beyond the reach of 'culture wars' Constitutional rights: Court's decision reflects slow move toward tolerance.
A bevy of Guardians with sensitive eyebrows
How much is too much? Punitive damages: High court issues guidelines for juries.
The revolution occurs by the Christmas tree
The court takes sides in a cultural struggle
Court rejects jury effort to punish firm $2 million in damages against BMW called excessive in ruling; A victory for businesses; 5-4 majority sets constitutional formula for judging awards
Anti-gay amendment struck down U.S. Supreme Court votes 6-3 to nullify Colorado measure; Legal breakthrough claimed; Ruling doesn't address other public policies affecting homosexuals
The great dissenter had limits
Justices rush to examine new law Supreme Court to rule on limits to appeals by death row inmates
Clinton's 'liberal' judges Politics as usual: Republicans hope to make judicial selection an election issue.
Abortions allowed by high court while limits await rulings Decision striking down restrictive S.D. law is upheld in 6-3 vote
The Scalia speech: raw meat to the religious right
Supreme Court holds a political seminar Justices probe spending by political parties
High court overturns age bias decision Gap need not be great for job switch to be illegal, ruling says
When a 'thing' breaks the law
Sex discrimination unlikely to undergo new legal standard Supreme Court considers VMI's exclusion of women
See no bias
Telephone firms seek TV rights High court justices appear sympathetic
Race-driven redistricting gets hearing in high court Justices face reality of recent rulings
Supreme Court reviews restriction on liquor-price advertising Case could affect curbs on Baltimore billboards