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Supreme Court to weigh Arizona immigration law

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court and the Obama administration are set for another politically charged clash Wednesday as the justices take up Arizona’s crackdown on illegal immigrants. It will be …


High court sides with power company over Montana dams

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has sided with a power company in a dispute with Montana over who owns the riverbeds beneath 10 dams sitting on three Montana rivers.


Justices criticize EPA’s dealings with ID homeowners

Several Supreme Court justices are criticizing the Environmental Protection Agency for heavy-handed enforcement of rules affecting homeowners.


High court to look at state immigration laws

The Supreme Court agreed today to rule on Arizona’s controversial law targeting illegal immigrants.


Supreme Court will hear health care case this term

The Supreme Court said today it will hear arguments next March over President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, accepting a case that could rival the historic Bush v. Gore ruling …


Health care law looms over new Supreme Court term

The nine justices of the Supreme Court, who serve without seeking election, soon will have to decide whether to insert themselves into the center of the presidential campaign next year. …


Editorial: Al-Kidd wins small measure of empathy

Tuesday’s unanimous ruling in a Supreme Court case involving a former University of Idaho student may have left the false impression that tap-dancing on the Fourth Amendment is noncontroversial, at …


Supreme Court sustains Ariz. employer sanctions law

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has sustained Arizona’s law that penalizes businesses for hiring workers who are in the United States illegally, rejecting arguments that states have no role in …


Gary Graham: Free speech 1, decency zero

Wednesday was a good day at the U.S. Supreme Court for the First Amendment, but it was a horrible day for common decency. The court upheld the odious Westboro Baptist …


Court rejects appeal to hide campaign donors

The U.S. Supreme Court won’t consider the order that Human Life of Washington must disclose its donors to a 2008 campaign against assisted suicide.


Sexually dangerous can be kept in prison, court rules

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that federal officials can indefinitely hold inmates considered “sexually dangerous” after their prison terms are complete.


Court rules out some life sentences for juveniles

The Supreme Court has ruled that teenagers may not be locked up for life without chance of parole if they haven’t killed anyone.


Petition privacy case opens to skepticism

WASHINGTON – Supreme Court justices from the left and the right expressed skepticism Wednesday at a conservative religious group’s argument that Washington state should keep secret the names of 138,500 …


Court skeptical on keeping signers’ names private

Supreme Court justices appeared skeptical today about keeping secret the names of people who signed a petition to repeal Washington state’s gay rights law, suggesting citizens cannot always hide behind …


Free speech versus kids and violent video games

The Supreme Court will decide whether free speech rights are more important than helping parents keep violent material away from children.


High court to decide on petition signatures

OLYMPIA — The U.S. Supreme Court granted a request to review the dispute on whether the names of people who sign a petition to put a law before voters are …


New chief justice of Wash. Supreme Court sworn in

The Washington state Supreme Court has a new chief justice. Barbara Madsen was sworn in to the top administrative role on the state’s high court Monday morning.


Sandra Day O’Connor: End judge elections in Wash.

The first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court says there’s a serious problem with the government in Washington and many other states: They elect their judges.


Amy Goodman: The constitutionality of death

Sitting on death row in Georgia, Troy Davis has won a key victory against his own execution. On Aug. 17, the U.S. Supreme Court instructed a federal court in Georgia …


Sotomayor vows impartiality if confirmed to court

Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic Supreme Court nominee in history, vowed loyalty to “the impartiality of our justice system” Monday, confronting Republican skeptics at Senate hearings suffused with racial politics …


Court: Partial fence not enough for burglary

A man suspected of stealing aluminum auto wheels from a rural business wasn’t guilty of a criminal break-in because the property wasn’t fenced on all sides, the state Supreme Court …


Court OKs dumping gold mine waste in lake

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a federal permit to dump waste from an Alaskan gold mine into a nearby lake, even though all its fish would be killed. Environmentalists …


Court says public must pay for private special ed

The Supreme Court has ruled that parents of special education students who opt for private school instead of trying the public system cannot be barred from seeking public reimbursement for …


High court suspends Eugster from law for 18 months

A divided state Supreme Court has ruled 6-3 that Steve Eugster should be suspended from practicing law for 18 months. Three of the justices called for a harsher penalty, saying …


Text of Obama nominating a Supreme Court justice

Text of President Barack Obama nominating Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court on Tuesday, as transcribed by CQ Transcriptions.


Remarks of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor

Text of Sonia Sotomayor’s remarks on Tuesday after President Barack Obama announced her nomination to the Supreme Court, as transcribed by CQ Transcriptions.


Obama hopes for new justice by October

President Barack Obama said Friday he will replace retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter with someone who shares the president’s respect for “constitutional values” and hopes to have “him or …


Court: Idaho can stop union political deductions

The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a state law banning local governments from letting workers use payroll deductions to fund their union’s political activities, a decision that could strike at …


Justice Ginsburg has pancreatic cancer surgery

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery Thursday after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the court said.


Gold mine wants court to OK dumping waste in lake

WASHINGTON — A lawyer representing an Alaska gold mine urged the Supreme Court on Monday to uphold the mine owner’s permit even though he acknowledged that the company’s plan to …