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Supreme Court Line Forms 3 Days Before Health Care Hearing

Supreme Court Line Forms 3 Days Before Health Care HearingABC News(WASHINGTON) -- More than 72 hours before Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court health care hearing starts, the line for spectators is already forming outside.At 9 a.m. Friday morning the first person started the line in front of the Supreme Court....

As Health Care Law Trial Nears, 67% Say Ditch Individual Mandate

As Health Care Law Trial Nears, 67% Say Ditch Individual MandateMark Wilson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Two-thirds of Americans say the U.S. Supreme Court should throw out either the individual mandate in the federal health care law or the law in its entirety that requires nearly all Americans to have coverage, accor...

Romney Defends Sotomayor Criticism in Puerto Rico

Romney Defends Sotomayor Criticism in Puerto RicoJose CABEZAS/AFP/Getty Images(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) -- Campaigning in Puerto Rico, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney continues to defend his criticism of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, an icon in the Latino community.Sotomayor is o...

Cameras in the Supreme Court: Why the Justices Are Skeptical

Cameras in the Supreme Court: Why the Justices Are SkepticaliStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Supreme Court announced Friday that it would allow same day audio release of the historic health care arguments to be heard in two weeks. The announcement came from the Court’s public information officer ...

Can Corporations Accused of Abetting Torture Abroad Be Sued in US?

Can Corporations Accused of Abetting Torture Abroad Be Sued in US?iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- On Tuesday the Supreme Court will hear a challenge brought by 12 Nigerian plaintiffs who say a Shell oil subsidiary aided and abetted acts of murder, rape and systematic torture by the Nigerian government in the ea...

Supreme Court Hears Challenge to Stolen Valor Act

Supreme Court Hears Challenge to Stolen Valor ActComstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Maj. David McCombs, a U.S. Marine who has served four tours overseas, stood out in the cold early Wednesday morning waiting for one of the few public seats in the Supreme Court hearing room.McCombs came to the court t...

Supreme Court to Hear Case Challenging Stolen Valor Act

Supreme Court to Hear Case Challenging Stolen Valor ActJoshua Roberts/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Jonathan D. Libby does not dispute the fact that his client, Xavier Alvarez, told a "whopping" lie when he announced publicly that he had been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.Alvarez was...

Supreme Court to Take Up Controversial Affirmative Action Case

Supreme Court to Take Up Controversial Affirmative Action CaseiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Supreme Court has announced it will take up another hot button social issue on its docket: affirmative action. On Tuesday, the Court agreed to hear a case brought by Abigail Fisher, a white student who says she...

Supreme Court Justice Robbed at Knifepoint in Caribbean

Supreme Court Justice Robbed at Knifepoint in CaribbeanAndrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was robbed at knifepoint in his vacation home in the Caribbean on Feb. 9, according to a court spokeswoman.  He has a home on the island of Nevis. Breyer...

GPS Tracking Requires Warrant, Supreme Court Rules

GPS Tracking Requires Warrant, Supreme Court RulesComstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A unanimous Supreme Court ruled on Monday that law enforcement needed a warrant when it placed a GPS tracking device on a suspected drug dealer’s car.“We hold that the government’s installation of a ...

‘Occupy the Courts’ Descends on the Supreme Court

‘Occupy the Courts’ Descends on the Supreme CourtBill Clark/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) -- Protesters descended on the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday as part of the nationwide effort that Occupy Wall Street has dubbed “Occupy the Courts.” The rallies at courthouses around the country were to c...

Supreme Court Ruling Favors Texas Decision, Republicans, in Redistricting

Supreme Court Ruling Favors Texas Decision, Republicans, in RedistrictingComstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- In a big victory for Texas’ Republican Attorney General, the Supreme Court on Friday threw out interim congressional redistricting maps drawn by a federal court in Texas that had favored Democrats.In a unanimous...

White House Says States On the Way to Heath Care Reform

White House Says States On the Way to Heath Care ReformCreatas Images/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Nearly two months before the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in the country’s sweeping and controversial healthcare reform law, the Obama administration announced Wednesday that every state in the count...

Supreme Court Backs Church in Landmark Religious Liberty Case

Supreme Court Backs Church in Landmark Religious Liberty CaseHemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The government must stay out of hiring and firing decisions by a religious organization, even if a minister sues for employment discrimination, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday.Religious freedom groups praised the d...

Supreme Court Hearing on Indecency Leaves One Justice Blushing

Supreme Court Hearing on Indecency Leaves One Justice BlushingiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- In an hour-long argument punctuated by lively exchanges and even one blushing justice, the Supreme Court grappled on Tuesday with the government’s policy on indecency on the airwaves. The case stems from cele...

Supreme Court Hears Messy Texas Redistricting Case

Supreme Court Hears Messy Texas Redistricting CaseiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The congressional map is wreaking political havoc in Texas and on Monday the Supreme Court waded into the controversy, hearing arguments on who should decide where four new Texas congressional districts should be l...

Supreme Court to Take Up Cher’s Use of the ‘F Word’

Supreme Court to Take Up Cher’s Use of the ‘F Word’Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- When the entertainer Cher launched an expletive on live broadcast television in 2002, she probably had little idea she was triggering a major test of the government’s ability to regulate content over the public ...

Obama Admin. Files Brief Defending Individual Mandate

Obama Admin. Files Brief Defending Individual MandateiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Obama administration on Friday filed its first merits brief on the constitutionality of a key provision of the health care law. At issue is the individual mandate that requires people to buy health insurance by...

Perry Draws Blank on Landmark Texas Supreme Court Case

Perry Draws Blank on Landmark Texas Supreme Court CaseChip Somodevilla/Getty Images(CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry admitted Thursday that he didn’t know about the Supreme Court case Lawrence v. Texas, a case decided while he was governor which struck down the state’s anti-sodomy ...

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