Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Tag Archives: justice anthony kennedy

Supreme Court might sidestep major ruling on gay marriage

Same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court dove into a historic debate on gay rights Tuesday that could soon lead to resumption of same-sex marriage in California, but the justices signaled they may not be ready for a major national ruling on ...

Read More »

‘Citizens United’ trumps state law, Supreme Court affirms

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday reaffirmed its 2-year-old decision allowing corporations to spend freely to influence elections. The justices struck down a Montana law limiting corporate campaign spending. By a 5-4 vote, the court’s conservative justices said the ...

Read More »

High court limits state action on immigration

WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court threw out major parts of Arizona’s tough crackdown on illegal immigrants Monday in a ruling sure to reverberate through the November elections. The justices unanimously approved the law’s most-discussed provision — requiring police to ...

Read More »

Conservative justices question health care law

WASHINGTON — Sharp questioning by the Supreme Court’s conservative justices cast serious doubt Tuesday on the survival of the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul. Arguments at the high court focused on ...

Read More »

Supreme Court weighs duty to disclose plea-deal offers

WASHINGTON  — The Supreme Court seemed reluctant Monday to allow criminals to ask for a previously offered plea bargain after they’ve been sentenced, despite the inmates’ claim of misconduct by their lawyers including neglecting to tell their clients that a deal ...

Read More »

Supreme Court says lab analyst must testify to own work

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday said the lab analyst who testifies at a criminal trial must be the one who performed or witnessed the lab tests in question, the latest decision bolstering the constitutional requirement that defendants be ...

Read More »