The Supreme Court on Monday upheld one of the government's most frequently used tools in the battle against terrorism.
In his Harvard commencement speech, former Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter continued in the footsteps of the late Justice William J. Brennan Jr., whom Justice Souter succeeded. In a 1985 speech at Georgetown University, Brennan altered the debate over lawmaking by judges. He attempted to justify it, saying:
The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Florida can undertake beach-widening projects without paying beachfront property owners who lose exclusive access to the water.
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to reconsider a lower court's order that California release tens of thousands of inmates because of overcrowding issues in that state's prisons.
The nation's fittingly tough 2003 child-pornography law is safe thanks to an equally tough 7-2 Supreme Court decision yesterday. Since its passage, the PROTECT Act has drawn fire for the five-year mandatory prison sentence it sets for not only possessing pornography but also for "pandering," which includes falsely promoting or claiming to possess child pornography (a means of luring other predators). Some had the teremity to suggest that this standard is "vague" and poses First Amendment difficulties — up to and including a threat to films such as "Lolita" or a bathtub photo. The court rightly rejected that exquisite argument.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court upheld criminal penalties today for promoting child pornography.
The District has been knocking down its historic restaurants all summer.