A federal district judge in California has ruled that it's unconstitutional to define marriage as a covenant between a man and a woman.
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who already decides whether liberals or conservatives win the Supreme Court's most closely contested cases, is about to take on an even more influential behind-the-scenes role with the retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday reaffirmed a ban on unlimited contributions to political parties, rejecting a Republican Party appeal to undo a major aspect of campaign finance law.
The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that a public university can refuse to officially recognize a Christian student group that bars membership to those who violate its beliefs.
With all of the recent government actions eroding individual property rights, the Supreme Court's decision in Stop the Beach Renourishment Inc. v. Florida Department of Environmental Protection comes at a critical juncture. In Stop the Beach Renourishment, the Supreme Court addressed whether the Constitution prohibits courts from issuing decisions that effectively eliminate private property rights without providing just compensation.
The Supreme Court on Monday upheld one of the government's most frequently used tools in the battle against terrorism.
In its first decision addressing the evolving intersection of communication technologies and workplace etiquette, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that text messages sent by a police officer on department equipment cannot be kept secret from his superiors.
The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday questioned the need to strike down Indiana's voter-ID law — the strictest in the country and, if upheld, a likely watershed for other states to require photo identification at the ballot box.