Justice Kagan performs her first same-sex wedding
Justice Elena Kagan has officiated for the first time at a same-sex wedding, a Maryland ceremony for her former law clerk and his husband.
1st women on Supreme Court join Portrait Gallery
WASHINGTON — The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has installed a loaned painting of the first four female Supreme Court justices. The large-scale portrait of Sandra Day O’Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan was installed Monday. The museum will display “The Four Justices” for three years. Artist Nelson Shanks painted the 9-foot-6-inch-tall[...]
Kagan: Justices not tech savvy, send paper memos
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Elena Kagan says she and her fellow Supreme Court justices aren’t the most tech-savvy group of people and still communicate with one another the same way they did when she was a clerk in 1987: with paper memos. In an appearance in Providence on Tuesday, Kagan acknowledged the justices have a ways […]
Justice Elena Kagan, officials mark opening of UB Law building
Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan and officials from across the state were on hand for the grand opening of the University of Baltimore School of Law's new building. Kagan said legal education has become more important than ever.
Supreme statements at opening of UB’s new law center
While U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan acknowledges the precarious state of legal education today, she believes there are law schools that will make it through these times even stronger.
Justices: Civil servants can appeal to U.S. District Court
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says some discrimination complaints from federal workers can go to federal district court, instead of being forced into the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The justices on Monday ruled unanimously that some appeals from the Merit Systems Protection Board can go before U.S. District Court judges if […]
Health care law survives with Roberts’ help
WASHINGTON — In a momentous ruling touching virtually every American, the Supreme Court narrowly upheld President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul Thursday with the unlikely help of conservative Chief Justice John Roberts. But the decision also gave Republicans unexpected ammunition to energize supporters in the battle for the White House and to fight “Obamacare” [&[...]
High court says no overtime pay for drug sales reps
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has ruled that sales representatives for pharmaceutical companies do not qualify for overtime pay under federal law, a big victory for the drug industry. In a 5-4 decision Monday, the court’s conservative majority concluded that the roughly 90,000 people who try to persuade doctors to prescribe certain drugs to their […]
Supreme Court to look at state immigration laws
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to rule on Arizona’s controversial law targeting illegal immigrants. The justices said they will review a federal appeals court ruling that blocked several tough provisions in the Arizona law. One of those requires that police, while enforcing other laws, question a person’s immigration status if officers suspect he […]
Supreme Court rules against Anna Nicole Smith’s estate
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against the estate of Anna Nicole Smith in the latest chapter of the long-running saga over whether a Texas billionaire’s alleged promise to give millions from his $1.6 billion estate to his young Playmate wife trumped a will that left his fortune to his son. The high […]
Supreme Court rejects Uighurs’ latest appeal
WASHINGTON — The five remaining Chinese Muslims who are being held at Guantanamo Bay lost their latest bid Monday to get the Supreme Court to hear their case. The justices turned away a plea from the five detainees, who have been held at the U.S. naval base in Cuba for nearly nine years. The detainees had […]
Supreme Court delivers two opinions; Kagan recuses on both
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says a man whose lawyer didn’t challenge his confession to murder will not get his sentence thrown out. The high court on Wednesday overturned a decision by the federal appeals court in the case of Randy Moore. Moore pleaded no contest to murder charges in the shooting death of Kenneth […]