Do union rights trump rights of individuals?
Calif. sentencing law called flawed
Justices weigh punitive limits
Spectator conduct is fair trial issue
High court rejects limit on campaign spending
Anna Nicole Smith's claim to fortune revived by court
Ruling reveals court's rifts
Justices express skepticism in Texas redistricting case
Confirmed, Alito is sworn in as justice
Past, future of Roe v. Wade
Abortion stance becomes subject of speculation
Brennan, long a liberal on high court, dies at 91 Scholar, deal maker was among the most influential of justices; Champion of human rights; He helped to shape the modern concept of First Amendment
Brady bill gun control weakened Supreme Court says background checks violate states' rights; Ruling made on 5-4 vote; Many jurisdictions are expected to continue practice
High court upsets religious freedom law Congress cannot create new constitutional rights, 6-3 majority says
Asbestos deal is blocked by high court Ginsburg questions fairness of limiting future health claims; Work for Congress; 6-2 decision has implications for tobacco settlement; In the courts
Doctors-only abortion law is upheld by Supreme Court Ruling is likely to apply to use of 'abortion pill', limiting access to it
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS GIVEN SHIELD AGAINST DAMAGE SUITS; BUT HIGH COURT RULES POLICE HAVE TO KNOCK FIRST IN RAID
Parochial school funding coming? Court appears ready to endorse public aid
High court won't take English-only question Challenge to language law in Arizona had technical defects
A buffer zone for women's clinics Supreme Court: Ruling upholds fixed buffer zone, but protects protesters' rights.
High court makes it easier for police to search cars Officers have no duty to tell motorists they're free to go, justices rule
Supreme court at turning point Justices consider difficult cases, possible retirements; Rehnquist era ending?; Perot, Clinton, tobacco, assisted suicide among likely cases
Clinton presidency year by year CAMPAIGN 1996
Distortions discredit worthiness of affirmative actionWhy have...
A mostly conservative court Supreme Court: On some big issues there are still no clear majorities.
Silence on affirmative action Supreme Court: Decision not to review Texas case leaves questions unanswered.
Justices let stand ruling onbias case High court turns down Texas appeal to allow race-based admissions
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
After 25 years, Ginsburg marks a personal triumph Justice writes ruling to end fight she pursued as a lawyer; THE VMI RULING
Death-penalty evidence needn't be disclosed, court rules In 5-4 decision, justices find no constitutional right
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
Clinton's 'liberal' judges Politics as usual: Republicans hope to make judicial selection an election issue.
Poultry workers have union rights, high court says Those who gather birds are not classified as farm employees, justices rule
Double jeopardy dilemma Drug war: Is forfeiture of property an unconstitutional additional punishment?
Building on an old tradition Female view of Exodus: Women's Seder at Passover offers new ways to express the significant role of women in Judaism.
Court cuts U.S. power over states Ruling says Congress can't authorize suits to force obedience ; 11th Amendment cited; Federal enforcement of civil rights laws is left untouched
Sports' antitrust protections argued at Supreme Court NFL players seek relief for when talks break off
Workers tricked out of benefits can sue Justice Breyer critical of Massey-Ferguson
Supreme Court widens seizures Property tied to crime may be taken even if owner is not involved
Buchanan's punch hooks from the right S. Carolina primary tests hopefuls today; CAMPAIGN 1996
The lives of four women are connected in the fight for parity between the sexes Fate links two justices, a novelist and a student
Will justices bar sex bias? Key case: Feminists and the Clinton administration hope the Supreme Court will outlaw all sexual discrimination when it rules on a case challenging the right of Virginia Military Institute to exclude women.
Court OKs state lawsuits in pleasure-boating deaths Ski maker had sought to apply federal law
Race-driven redistricting gets hearing in high court Justices face reality of recent rulings
Supreme Court rules on confessions to police Decision pressures police to give suspects 'Miranda warnings' before custody
Supreme Court reviews restriction on liquor-price advertising Case could affect curbs on Baltimore billboards
High court fails to clarify punitive damages law Man awarded $4 million after BMW repainted new car to hide $601 damage
Anti-gay rights movement stumbles at Supreme Court Justices react harshly to bellwether measure approved in Colorado
Supreme Court to rule on men-only admissions at military school VMI's ban on women at issue in equality test