After the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that public employees cannot be forced to pay union fees, labor union leaders in Maryland called it another attack on worker rights and vowed to step up their fights to improve workplaces.
Sometimes the most important stuff in Supreme Court opinions is hidden in the footnotes. In Monday's Supreme Court ruling striking down two North Carolina congressional districts as unconstitutionally influenced by race, the majority buried a doozy: a potentially powerful new tool to attack voting rights violations in the South and elsewhere.
If President Obama nominates anyone from the huge list of highly qualified woman, the U.S. Supreme Court justice count would increase to four women and five men, a step in the right direction, but not yet far enough. Women make up a majority of the U.S. population, after all, and there are many candidates who are more than qualified to hold the job.
If President Obama nominates anyone from the huge list of highly qualified woman, the U.S. Supreme Court justice count would increase to four women and five men — a step in the right direction, but not yet far enough. Women make up a majority of the U.S. population, after all, and there are many candidates who are more than qualified to hold the job.
The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration's attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may only be a temporary setback for regulators.
The Supreme Court declared Monday the Constitution gives the president, not Congress, the lead role in setting the nation's foreign policy, including the "exclusive power" to recognize foreign governments and negotiate sensitive disputes.
Someone phoned in a threat to Princeton basketball player Leslie Robinson, the niece of President Barack Obama, before her team played Maryland on Monday evening in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
In a case that could have a profound impact on the rights of pregnant employees, the Supreme Court on Wednesday wrestled over whether a Maryland UPS driver faced discrimination when she was asked to leave her job because her pregnancy prevented her from lifting heavy packages.
A little-noticed and highly technical Supreme Court decision is opening the way for dozens of federal inmates from Maryland to seek reduced sentences — even though trial judges found they had violent criminal pasts.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld the right of government entities to hold sectarian prayers ahead of public meetings, a decision that will allow the Carroll County board of commissioners to resume observances that had previously been blocked by a federal court.
Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan will visit a new, $112 million building next month that will soon house the University of Baltimore School of Law, school officials said Monday.
The U.S. Supreme Court will take on Maryland's DNA law after being asked to decide whether the collection of samples from people arrested for certain crimes is a violation of their constitutional rights.