| Oct 8, 2013
| 12:03 PM
The smart money is saying that at least some Watergate-era campaign finance limits could be struck down by the Supreme Court in a case reminiscent of the 2011 Citizens United disaster.
Oral arguments were heard Tuesday in the new case, McCutcheon vs....
| Oct 15, 2013
| 1:06 PM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s conservative justices signaled Tuesday they are likely to uphold a Michigan voter initiative that forbids its state universities from granting “preferential treatment” to applicants because of their...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 1:18 PM
News stories about Janet Yellen’s nomination to head the Federal Reserve have all stated one obvious fact: If confirmed, she will be the first woman to hold that position. But there’s an even more significant barrier Yellen is breaching. She&...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 9:36 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether to give wealthy Americans even more clout in Congress by lifting the legal limit on how much they can give to candidates and their parties, with the outcome seeming likely to depend on...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 9:56 AM
There will be no “skim-milk marriages” in these United States.
That phrase, memorably coined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during arguments over the federal Defense of Marriage Act in March, perfectly summed up the discriminatory law that...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 8:05 AM
When she isn't busy hearing arguments at the highest court in the land, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg can sometimes be found across town at the Kennedy Center as a spectator at the Washington National Opera.
Ginsburg, 79, is an opera buff...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 7:25 PM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court, hearing arguments on the emotionally charged issue of gay marriage for the first time, appeared willing Tuesday to restore marital rights to gays and lesbians in California but uncomfortable with legalizing same-sex...
| Jun 27, 2010
| 9:32 PM
Georgetown University law professor Martin D. Ginsburg, the husband of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, died Sunday of cancer, the Supreme Court announced. He was 78.
Though he was among the nation's foremost experts on tax law, Ginsburg...
| Mar 18, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Patt Morrison Asks: E. Randol Schoenberg on the Klimts and the Supreme Court....
| Dec 6, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Supreme Court justices were sharply divided Tuesday concerning whether a lab analyst who did a crucial DNA test that identified a Chicago rapist must testify at his trial....
| Dec 31, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. assured the public that members of the Supreme Court are not “exempt” from the ethics rules for federal judges....