More Supreme Court Articles

  • Supreme Court upholds Michigan's ban on race-based college admissions

    Six Supreme Court justices voted to uphold Michigan's ballot proposal that amended the state constitution to ban race-based affirmative action in college admissions, reversing a lower court that said the ban burdened minorities.

  • Ex-Supreme Court justice pushes gun grab, 2nd Amendment rewrite

    A liberal former Supreme Court justice, still outspoken and influential in retirement, is pushing to change the Constitution's Second Amendment in a way that could lead to massive gun confiscations in states. John Paul Stevens, 94, who retired in 2010, would rewrite the Second Amendment in a...

  • Court upholds traffic stop based on anonymous tip

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says an anonymous tip can be sufficient to justify a decision by police to pull a car over on suspicion of reckless or drunken driving. The justices voted 5-4 Tuesday to uphold a traffic stop in northern California in which officers subsequently found...

  • Supreme Court upholds Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions

    The justices said in a 6-2 ruling Tuesday that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution to prohibit public colleges and universities from taking account of race in admissions decisions.

  • Justice Stevens: Make 6 changes to Constitution

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the aftermath of the Connecticut school shootings that left 20 first-graders and six educators dead, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens began thinking about ways to prevent a repeat. The result is Stevens' new book — his second since retiring from the court...

  • Supreme Court justices raise concerns about Coke's marketing of 'pomegranate' drink

    The Supreme Court on Monday appeared willing to let juice maker POM Wonderful proceed with a false advertising lawsuit against Coca-Cola in a dispute over a pomegranate- and blueberry-flavored drink. Several justices seemed to share POM Wonderful's concerns about the Coca-Cola product's label,...

  • Supreme Court considers juice label dispute

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Count Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy among consumers who feel misled by a beverage called "Pomegranate Blueberry Flavored Blend of 5 Juices." The drink was the subject of a lively debate Monday as the high court considered whether to allow false advertising claims...

  • US justices seek middle ground in Argentina case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court appeared to be searching for a middle ground Monday in the decade-long battle between Argentina and holders of its defaulted bonds. The justices heard arguments on a relatively narrow aspect of the issue, the question of whether a sovereign nation can...

  • Court to hear dispute over Internet TV broadcasts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their financial well-being. The battle has moved out of viewers'...

  • High court will hear case of mistaken traffic stop

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether police have probable cause to make a traffic stop if it turns out the officer was mistaken in thinking the driver violated the law. The justices on Monday said they will hear an appeal from a North Carolina man who claims his Fourth...

  • Court to look at 'born in Jerusalem' passport case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronting an issue fraught with Middle East politics, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear for the second time a passport dispute centering on whether Americans born in Jerusalem may list their place of birth as Israel. The court said Monday it will review a lower court...

  • Court rejects Exxon Mobil appeal of $105M verdict

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has declined to disturb a $105 million verdict against Exxon Mobil for contaminating New York City's groundwater. The justices had no comment Monday on their order rejecting Exxon Mobil Corp.'s appeal of the 2009 verdict the city won for the costs of...

  • High court rejects new Guantanamo appeal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has declined another appeal from a Guantanamo Bay prisoner who argues that federal appellate judges in Washington are ignoring the high court's command that the detainees be given a meaningful opportunity to challenge their confinement. Many foreign terror...

  • Court won't hear Arizona appeal over harboring ban

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from the state of Arizona over a ruling that blocked enforcement of part of Arizona's 2010 immigration law. The justices had no comment Monday on their order declining to review the ruling that barred police from arresting people for...

  • Court won't hear Fla. employee drug testing rule

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal by Florida Gov. Rick Scott over his plan to require random drug tests for thousands of state workers. The justices on Monday did not comment in rejecting an appeal that sought to allow testing on up to 85,000 employees. A lower...



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