December 19, 2012 His 1987 nomination hearing was a hotly contested battle of ideas. "On a whole host of subjects, from individual privacy to civil rights, he defied the conventional wisdom and said the Supreme Court had been wrong," NPR's Nina Totenberg has said. The Senate turned Bork down by a vote of 58-42.
November 9, 2012 At issue is whether states that once blocked African-Americans from voting should still be subject to the landmark 1965 legislation.
November 7, 2012 Over the next four years, the meat of the health law, Obama's signature domestic policy achievement during the first term, will take effect. The pace of implementation picks up now and will keep states, employers and the federal government busy.
October 10, 2012 As the Supreme Court hears a new case involving affirmative action at the University of Texas, some remember a legal battle from 62 years ago that paved the way for Brown vs. Board of Education.
September 25, 2012 The U.S. Supreme Court will not halt the execution of Texas death row inmate Cleve Foster, something it has previously done. Foster, 48, has insisted that he is innocent in the 2002 shooting death of Nyaneur Pal, 30.
August 13, 2012 Commentator Stuart Kauffman feels that the courage and integrity of an earlier age has been replaced by something else, something less admirable, in today's society.
July 24, 2012 The Supreme Court decision that made the expansion of Medicaid optional for states will result in 3 million fewer people getting coverage. And that will also reduce the overall price tag of the law over the next decade by about $84 billion.
July 5, 2012 Five states have said they will not expand Medicaid in the week since the Supreme Court's decision ruled the administration's health law could not be used to force the change. Low-income people who aren't poor enough to qualify for Medicaid now may be left high and dry.
July 3, 2012 Though elected officials have strong opinions on both sides of the healthcare law, it seems that some are hazy on the details. Test your own knowledge of what the health care ruling means for Americans.
July 2, 2012 Quoting insiders, the network reports the chief justice switched sides on the issue while writing what was supposed to be the majority opinion striking down the law.
June 29, 2012 Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says he has complete confidence in Chief Justice Roberts. And he says politics might be one motive behind the contempt of Congress citation against current Attorney General Eric Holder.