Stories tagged: supreme court
Thu., Jan. 14, 2016
Majority of justices willing to overturn a 40-year-old precedent, which will give the rich even more control over the country.
Mon., Dec. 7, 2015, 8:26 a.m.
In a victory for gun-control advocates, the Supreme Court on Monday rejected a 2nd Amendment challenge to laws that forbid the sale or possession of semiautomatic weapons that carry more …
Sat., Nov. 21, 2015
Rather than give lawmakers clear signals on charter schools, a divided court stubbornly stays the wrong course.
Thu., Nov. 5, 2015
A legal challenge to the budget-smashing Initiative 1366 should be pursued as soon as possible.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 31, 2015, 2:35 p.m.
Prosecutor Stephen Lanier’s meaning was unmistakable when he urged jurors in north Georgia to sentence the defendant to death in part to deter other people “out there in the projects.”
Wed., Aug. 26, 2015
The Washington Supreme Court has diagnosed the illness correctly. But the justices must wish they could prescribe a different treatment. The court has held the Legislature in contempt of court …
Tue., June 30, 2015
WASHINGTON – Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday, even as two dissenting justices said for the first …
Fri., June 26, 2015, 4:03 p.m.
Friday’s Supreme Court ruling effectively ended Idaho Governor Butch Otter’s efforts to ban same-sex marriage.
UPDATED: Fri., June 26, 2015, 2:07 p.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide Friday as a divided Supreme Court handed a crowning victory to the gay rights movement, setting off a jubilant …
Fri., June 26, 2015
Mike Sackett, the Priest Lake man who beat the Environmental Protection Agency in the nation’s highest court and plans to plead guilty to attempted child sex trafficking, remains employed by …
Thu., June 25, 2015, 7:26 a.m.
The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans.
Fri., Jan. 9, 2015
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has quietly engineered a dramatic increase in the number of states that allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. That increase also has raised the …
Thu., Dec. 4, 2014
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court is weighing how much employers must do to accommodate pregnant workers under a federal law aimed at combating discrimination against them. Questions from several justices …
Fri., Oct. 10, 2014, 2:30 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says same-sex marriage can go ahead in Idaho.
Mon., Oct. 6, 2014, 7:21 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions.
Thu., Oct. 2, 2014, 8:04 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Thursday it will decide whether private sector health care providers can force a state to raise its Medicaid reimbursement rates to keep up with …
Wed., Sept. 10, 2014, 2:40 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has formally added gay marriage cases to the justices’ agenda for their closed-door conference on Sept. 29.
Mon., June 30, 2014, 12:50 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for enforcement of a first-of-its-kind California law that bars psychological counseling aimed at turning gay minors straight.
Thu., June 26, 2014, 1:04 p.m.
OLYMPIA — The state’s first $15 minimum wage should extend to SeaTac Airport because the higher wages don’t interfere with airport operations, attorneys for the City of Seatac told the …
UPDATED: Thu., June 26, 2014, 8:10 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has struck down a 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts.
Thu., June 26, 2014, 7:49 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the president’s power to fill high-level vacancies with temporary appointments, ruling in favor of Senate Republicans in their partisan clash with President …
Wed., June 25, 2014, 7:51 a.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled Wednesday.
Mon., June 23, 2014, 7:52 a.m.
The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a ban on sports gambling in New Jersey, rebuffing an attempt to bring betting on professional and college sporting events to Atlantic …
Sun., June 22, 2014
OLYMPIA – The biggest challenge for this period between sessions – or at least the biggest one after persuading the state Supreme Court not to slap the Legislature for ignoring …
Thu., June 12, 2014, 5:26 p.m.
Saying the Washington legislature hasn’t met a demand to fully fund public schools, the state Supreme Court today ordered attorneys for the Legislature to appear in September and be ready …
Sun., June 8, 2014
Judges can order states to spend more on education. But does it improve schools? In 1977, writing in the Harvard Law Review, Supreme Court Justice William Brennan Jr. exhorted state …
Wed., June 4, 2014, 2:02 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is refusing to halt a federal judge’s order declaring Oregon’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.
Sun., June 1, 2014
OLYMPIA – The 2008 governor’s race probably slipped from most voters’ minds long ago. The winner, Democrat Chris Gregoire, retired from office in 2012 and the loser, Dino Rossi, seems …
Sat., May 17, 2014
I grew up in Gooding, Idaho, a farming town of a couple thousand people that was, in many ways, a friendly place. But it was not then a particularly friendly …
Tue., April 29, 2014, 8:48 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday handed the Obama administration an important victory in its effort to reduce power plant pollution that contributes to unhealthy air in neighboring states.