Welcome to Monday, the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Epperson v. Arkansas decision striking down as unconstitutional a state law that prohibited teaching evolution in public schools. Here are some news items to get your week started. — ...Read More »
The Supreme Court term that ends within the next few weeks could go down as among the justices’ boldest sessions ever. The court, which has historically shied away from controversial issues in election years, took them on full bore in ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court, suddenly at the heart of presidential politics, is preparing what could be blockbuster rulings on health care and immigration shortly before the fall election. The court, sometimes an afterthought in presidential elections, is throwing a ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — The survival of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul rests with a Supreme Court seemingly split over ideology and, more particularly, in the hands of two Republican-appointed justices. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy put tough ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court plunged into debate Monday on the fate of the Obama administration’s overhaul of the nation’s health care system, and the justices gave every indication they will not allow an obscure tax law to derail the ...
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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court rejected requests from news organizations Friday for live, televised coverage of this month’s historic arguments on President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul but agreed to release audio recordings of the proceedings on the same day. ...Read More »
My old boss, Vice President Joe Biden, weighed in on “American exceptionalism” during a speech Monday. In subscribing to the idea, the former chairman of both the U.S. Senate Judiciary and Foreign Relations committees provided the unique perspective that our ...Read More »