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  • Sotomayor tells how she deals with diabetes

    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was seven years old and living in the South Bronx when she found she was thirsty all the time. Soon after, she started wetting her bed at night.


  • "It is beyond dispute that children will often feel bound to submit to police questioning when an adult in the same circumstances would feel free to leave," said Justice Sonia Sotomayor in the case involving juvenile rights. (Associated Press)

    High court expands juveniles' Miranda rights

    A divided Supreme Court said Thursday that police and courts must consider a child's age when examining whether a boy or girl is in custody, a move the court's liberals called "common sense" but the conservatives called an "extreme makeover" of Miranda rights.


  • Sotomayor gets nearly $1.2 million for memoir

    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor says she received nearly $1.2 million to write a memoir of her rise from a South Bronx housing project to the nation's highest court.


  • Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia

    Court rules words of dying man are admissible at trial

    Lying in a gas station parking lot and suffering a deadly gunshot wound to the stomach, one of the final things Anthony Covington did was to identify his attacker.


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

    Supreme Court says vaccine makers shielded from suits

    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.


  • **FILE** The Supreme Court (Getty Images)

    Supreme Court considers consequences in vaccine case

    The Supreme Court heard arguments in a case Tuesday that could pave the way for numerous lawsuits against vaccine manufacturers, a particularly high-stakes issue in light of the thousands of claims, so far unproven scientifically, linking vaccines to autism.


  • IN AND OUT: Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan participated in the day's first case, but left before the second case to avoid any conflict of interest. (Associated Press)

    Kagan takes seat, marks history on court

    Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan took her seat on the bench Monday, the first time three women sat on the nation's highest court — a historic moment that solidified a core of justices who are likely to serve for years, if not decades, to come.


  • 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.


  • Associated Press
The Senate is expected to vote this week on Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court.

    Kagan's confirmation tally becomes Hill guessing game

    With Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's Senate confirmation all but assured later this week, the only guessing game left is the margin of her pending victory.


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