The Supreme Court appeared deeply skeptical Tuesday about allowing states to sue electric utilities to force cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions from power plants.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday questioned a massive sex discrimination lawsuit on behalf of at least 500,000 women claiming that Wal-Mart favors men over women in pay and promotions.
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 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.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a federal law bars lawsuits against drug manufacturers over serious side effects from childhood vaccines.
Vaccine manufacturers won a monumental victory Tuesday with the Supreme Court ruling that federal law shields them from lawsuits, an especially pertinent decision because of the thousands of claims, so far unproven scientifically, linking vaccines to autism.
In a 6-2 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court decision denying a Pennsylvania family the right to sue a vaccine maker, preserving a 25-year arrangement aimed at shielding manufacturers from lawsuits that would keep such disease-prevention products off the market.
It is clear that the Founders intended the three branches of the federal government to have equal responsibility for ensuring that all bills passed into law are constitutional. It also is clear that they and the authors of the Federalist Papers intended that the Supreme Court have final authority to determine if a law fits this criteria. Although this might appear to some as contradictory, it is not, given that there can't be more than one final authority.
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.