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  • Obama's State of the Union address: Criticism of the Supreme Court campaign finance ruling

     
    With the black-robed justices of the Supreme Court sitting not far away, President Obama took aim at a recent court decision which said that corporations could spend as much as they wanted to sway voters in federal elections. “Last week,......
  • Grim statistics aside, pancreatic cancer researchers look to the future

     
    With Patrick Swayze's death today comes a highly public reminder that the cure rate for pancreatic cancer is abysmal. This year, an estimated 42,470 Americans will be diagnosed with the disease. And an estimated 35,240 will die. Smoking can increase......
  • Monster Mash: 'Thriller' dance event; Andrew Lloyd Webber fighting cancer; London theater ready for download

     
    --Honoring the king of pop: An estimated 20,000 people worldwide engaged in a global "Thriller" dance event over the weekend. (CBC) --Down but not out: Andrew Lloyd Webber is diagnosed with prostate cancer but vows to return to work as......
  • Mutual fund case hinges on fee comparison

     
    Must mutual fund investors pay significantly higher fees than institutional investors such as pension funds? That was the issue today at the U.S. Supreme Court as the justices heard oral arguments in a case accusing a mutual fund manager of......
  • Justices examine energy crunch

    Supreme Court justices on Tuesday heard a recounting of what lawyers called "the worst electricity market crisis in history." And they heard the story of how Enron Corp. and others helped create the spike in electricity prices in California and the West...
  • Do race and gender matter for the Supreme Court?

    Do race and gender matter for the Supreme Court?
    Today's topic: Much has been made of the fact that Sonia Sotomayor would be the first Latina justice, and sitting Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has said she feels "lonely" as the only woman on the bench. How much, if at all, does the ethnic and gender...
  • Empathy, elections and justices

    Empathy, elections and justices
    Today's topic: How much of a mandate does President Obama have to structure the Supreme Court bench as he prefers? Elections matter, but don't expect the court to change much under Obama Point: Erwin Chemerinsky Presidential elections matter...
  • Supreme Court greatly reduces damages in Exxon Valdez spill

    Supreme Court greatly reduces damages in Exxon Valdez spill
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday brought to a close the 19-year legal battle over the Exxon Valdez oil spill by sharply reducing the punitive damages to be paid by Exxon Mobil Corp. The court ruled that the oil giant must pay $507 million -- about one-tenth...
  • High court hears Gitmo detainee rights case

    Nearly six years after foreign prisoners were first sent to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a clearly divided Supreme Court debated Wednesday how to determine whether these men are dangerous enemy fighters or innocent bystanders caught up in the U.S. war against...
  • To some jurists, high court ruling brings vindication

    To judges and others who long battled strict federal sentencing rules for crack cocaine offenders -- considered draconian and racist by longtime opponents -- Monday's Supreme Court decision brought vindication. "I am delighted," said veteran Los Angeles...
  • Justices OK latitude on sentencing

    The Supreme Court called Monday for a retreat from the strict national sentencing guidelines set during the "war on drugs" of the 1980s, ruling that federal judges may set prison terms well below those recommendations. Judges should be freer to impose...