More Supreme Court Articles

  • High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has thrown out a nearly $3.4 million judgment against a man convicted of possessing two pornographic images of a child that have been seen by thousands of online viewers. The justices said in a 5-4 ruling Wednesday that courts can order people convicted of...

  • Court won't overturn death sentence for Ky. man

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says there will be no new sentencing hearing for a man who confessed to kidnapping, raping and killing a 16-year-old girl in Kentucky. The justices in a 6-3 ruling Wednesday refused to overturn Robert Keith Woodall's death sentence for abducting and killing...

  • Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet. The high court heard arguments in a dispute...

  • Supreme Court raises concerns over Ohio law that punishes campaign lies

    The Supreme Court appeared doubtful of the constitutionality of an Ohio law aimed at stopping false accusations made against political candidates during campaigns. During oral arguments Tuesday on a key free speech case, most justices seemed willing to allow anti-abortion group Susan B....

  • Court critical of Ohio law punishing campaign lies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears to be highly skeptical of laws that try to police false statements during political campaigns, raising doubts about the viability of such laws in more than 15 states. Justices expressed those concerns early and often Tuesday during arguments in a...

  • Jay Carney reaffirms Obama's support for diverse classrooms after affirmative-action ruling

    President Obama did not have an immediate and direct reaction to Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling upholding Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions. Instead, White House press secretary Jay Carney reaffirmed the president's support for creating a diverse classroom...

  • Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A state's voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a continuing need for programs that address racial inequality in...

  • Antonin Scalia faults Sonia Sotomayor for 'doubly shameful' suggestion that Michigan voters are racist

    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia faulted Justice Sonia Sotomayor for making what he regards as a "shameful" suggestion that the Michigan voters who decided to ban affirmative action in college admissions were motivated by racism.

  • Aereo CEO speaks on company, Supreme Court case

    NEW YORK (AP) — Television broadcasters face off at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday with Aereo, a company that offers live TV over the Internet. The case hinges on whether the service constitutes a public performance in violation of copyright law. Broadcasters want the service shut down....

  • 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,...



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