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Topic - Samuel A. Alito Jr.
The U.S. Supreme Court is beginning a new term with controversial topics that offer the court's conservative majority the chance to move aggressively to undo limits on campaign contributions, undermine claims of discrimination in housing and mortgage lending, and allow for more government-sanctioned prayer.
The Senate's official government website on the Constitution says that the Second Amendment right to bear arms could be a collective right, not an individual freedom.
By accusing backers of traditional marriage of being motivated only by animus against homosexuals, the U.S. Supreme Court has become the most prominent hate group in the country.
The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a federal law making it a crime to lie about receiving the Medal of Honor and other prized military awards, with justices branding the false claim "contemptible" but nonetheless protected by the First Amendment.
The Supreme Court declined this week to hear an appeal in the case of the Mount Soledad cross, but that doesn't mean the iconic cross is coming down any time soon.
The Supreme Court on Monday struck down most of Arizona's tough immigration law as an unlawful infringement on federal power, but it upheld the most important plank, which allows police to stop and question the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country illegally.
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that it is unconstitutional for state laws to require juveniles convicted of murder to be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
The past - case law, legal precedent and prior decisions - is usually a critical element of Supreme Court deliberations. But last week's oral arguments on President Obama's health care law indicate this court's nine justices are focused on another factor altogether: the future.
The Supreme Court once again will confront the issue of race in university admissions in a case brought by a white student denied a spot at the flagship campus of the University of Texas.The Supreme Court once again will confront the issue of race in university admissions in a case brought by a white student denied a spot at the flagship campus of the University of Texas.
A second term for President Obama would allow him to expand his replacement of Republican-appointed majorities with Democratic ones on the nation's appeals courts, the final stop for almost all challenged federal court rulings.
And in 2010, Breitbart reported, the Supreme Court ruled the same held true in McDonald v. Chicago — that the Heller case showed "that individual self-defense is the 'central component' of the Second Amendment rights," Associated Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. wrote in his opinion.
Still, Jamie Brown, a former Bush administration official who helped prepare both Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. for their confirmations, said getting ready for Supreme Court hearings is more intense than preparing for other nomination hearings.