Supreme Court

Supreme Court likely to boost public schools’ responsibilities to children with disabilities

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices appeared ready Wednesday to clarify and strengthen…

 

Abortion ruling may not open door for new Texas clinics

AUSTIN, Texas — Abortion providers celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court striking down…

 

Texas illegally curbs abortion clinics, Supreme Court rules

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court issued its strongest defense of abortion rights…

 

Court: No right to carry concealed weapons in public

Dealing a blow to gun supporters, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday…

Garland holds first meeting with GOP senator, Kirk of IL

WASHINGTON — Mark Kirk on Tuesday became the first Republican senator to…

In court fight, Democrats pressure Republicans at home

WASHINGTON — Searching for a way to put a new justice on…

Judiciary chairman open to hearing for Supreme Court pick

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is leaving open…

Obama: Will name indisputably qualified nominee for court

RANCHO MIRAGE — President Barack Obama said Tuesday he would nominate a…

Scalia’s body at Texas funeral home after 3-hour procession

WASHINGTON — Antonin Scalia's body lay in a Texas funeral home Sunday…

Scalia’s death means loss of key vote in divided cases

WASHINGTON — Justice Antonin Scalia's death deprives conservatives of a key vote…

Supreme Court vacancy is tangible test for 2016 candidates

WASHINGTON — The presidential election just got real. The unexpected death of…

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme…

Scalia draws rebukes for comments about black students

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, famous for his blustery rhetoric…

SF reaches $400K settlement proposal in Nevada patient-dumping case

San Francisco’s more than two-year legal battle with Nevada over the state’s…

Standoff over gay marriage licenses wears on, despite ruling

MOREHEAD, Ky. — A clerk in a rural Kentucky county continued to…

Clerk’s office defies order; no same-sex marriage licenses

MOREHEAD, Ky. — A clerk's office turned away gay couples who sought…

American Samoa questions gay marriage validity in territory

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — American Samoa is the only U.S. territory…

US provides marriage benefits to gay couples in all states

WASHINGTON — Same-sex married couples can now receive Social Security and veterans…

Supreme Court upholds use of controversial execution drug

WASHINGTON — Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the…

A perfect union of lessons learned

When I saw the Supreme Court’s close-as-it-gets 5 to 4 vote granting…