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  • Sitting on the U.S. Supreme Court are (clockwise from upper left) Associate Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen G. Breyer, Samuel A. Alito Jr., Elena Kagan, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Anthony M. Kennedy; Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.; and Associate Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Supreme Court: Federal law trumps Arizona in voter registration battle

    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the federal government can pre-empt a state and require that it use a national voter registration form, in a decision that punctured part of Arizona's far-reaching voter-check laws.


  • ** FILE ** This Jan. 25, 2012, file photo shows the U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    Justices ask sharp questions on race-based admissions

    Supreme Court justices sharply questioned the University of Texas' use of race in college admissions Wednesday, hearing arguments in a case that could lead to new limits on affirmative-action policies in higher education and elsewhere.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Obamacare is Roberts' 'Schrodinger's cat'

    In 1935, physicist Erwin Schrodinger proposed a thought experiment to demonstrate the irrationality of the then-current theory of quantum mechanics. The experiment, remembered as "Schrodinger's cat," held that a cat in a box is simultaneously dead and alive until the box is opened and the cat observed. This jumped to mind while I read Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.' opinion on the Affordable Care Act.


  • Supreme Court deals unions a setback in fight over extra dues

    In a move that could undercut the traditional funding base of the labor movement, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that unions must give nonmembers an immediate chance to object to unexpected fee increases or special assessments that all workers are required to pay in closed-shop situations.


  • Man can't sue feds over sharing of his health records, justices rule

    The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the federal government cannot be sued for emotional distress after two agencies improperly shared a man's medical records detailing his HIV status.


  • "This is what Democracy looks like!" shout pro-Obamacare protesters, including Oni Hayward (center), with the group Our D.C. as she and other demonstrators march outside of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, while the court heard arguments on the personal mandate section of the Affordable Care Act. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Supreme Court justices challenge health insurance mandate

    Getting to the crux of challenges to President Obama's health care overhaul Tuesday, the Supreme Court spent the second day of oral arguments grappling over whether the government can require Americans to buy coverage — and making clear that they want the government to show limits to the newfound power it seeks.


  • Dr. Michael Newman (right), a Washington internist who supports the Affordable Care Act, is interviewed by C-SPAN in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington on Monday, March 26, 2012, as the court hears oral arguments on challenges to the law. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    High court's open-minded GOP appointees may give health care a chance

    A curious thing about this week's Supreme Court hearings on President Obama's health care law is that while nobody doubts how the four Democrat-appointed justices will decide, there is no such certainty on how the Republican appointees will rule in the case, which will go a long way toward defining the scope and limits of government power in the 21st century.


  • Justices curtail rights warnings for prisoners

    The Supreme Court said Tuesday investigators don't have to read Miranda rights to inmates during jailhouse interrogations about crimes unrelated to their current incarceration.


  • Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    SANTORUM: Romney's record of judicial capitulation

    Name the last nominee to the Supreme Court by a Democratic president who turned out to be a judicial conservative. Maybe Justice Byron White, appointed by John F. Kennedy, who dissented from Roe v. Wade, but one largely draws a blank. Ask the converse, and the list is long and disheartening.


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