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  • Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has said that the president should not expect a retirement letter from her before 2015. (Associated Press)

    Justice Ginsburg, at 78, has some liberal court-watchers anxious

    Democrats and liberals have a nightmare vision of the Supreme Court's future: President Obama is defeated for re-election next year, and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, at 78 the oldest justice, soon finds her health will not allow her to continue on the bench.


  • Jefferson prizes for public service awarded to 18

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, actress Marlo Thomas and sports team owner Jerry M. Reinsdorf are among the people and institutions being honored with a national prize for public service.


  • Justices mull states' emissions lawsuit

    The Supreme Court appeared deeply skeptical Tuesday about allowing states to sue electric utilities to force cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions from power plants.


  • High court overturns inmate's damage award

    An ideologically divided Supreme Court overturned a $14 million judgment given to a former death-row inmate who was convicted of murder after New Orleans prosecutors withheld evidence in his trial.


  • The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington is pictured in March 2009. (Associated Press)

    High court rules for inmate who wants DNA testing

    The Supreme Court on Monday gave a glimmer of hope to a death row inmate in Texas who wants to test crime-scene evidence that he says may show he is innocent.


  • High court debates overpopulation in California prisons

    The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a case about prison overcrowding in California that pitted public safety worries against the constitutional rights of the state's inmates.


  • ** FILE ** Members of the Westboro Baptist Church picket in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010. The court was hearing the free-speech dispute between Albert Snyder of York, Pa., and the Topeka, Kan., church. The case focuses on whether the church has the right to protest at funerals. (Associated Press)

    Supreme Court hears grief vs. speech arguments

    The Supreme Court took on the year's most emotionally charged case Wednesday and, while the justices sharply questioned both sides, they gave little indication of whether they would decide if a fringe group of protesters could be sued for wielding inflammatory, anti-military signs at the funerals of troops.


  • FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2010 file photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is photographed in her chambers in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

    Women on Supreme Court no longer seen as 'curiosity'

    At least once a term for 13 years, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recalled, some lawyer arguing before the Supreme Court would mistake her for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, or vice versa.


  • ** FILE ** In this Sept. 29, 2009, file photo, the Supreme Court poses for a portrait at the Supreme Court in Washington. Seated, from left are: Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Associate Justice John Paul Stevens, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, and Associate Justice Clarence Thomas. Standing, from left are: Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr., Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, and Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Justice John Paul Stevens, the court's oldest member and leader of its liberal bloc, he is retiring. President Barack Obama now has his second high court opening to fill. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak. File )

    Supreme Court rules against group that bans gays

    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.


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