March 27, 2012 The Supreme Court moved to take on the heart of the debate over the new health-care law's constitutionality... President Obama used humor to downplay a candid remark about missile-defense that was caught on an open mic... The EPA was expected to issue new rules to limit greenhouse gases from new power plants.
March 16, 2012 The court said it is making the same-day audio available because of the "extraordinary public interest" in the health care cases. The legal challenges to the Obama overhaul law are to be argued for six hours over a three-day period at the end of March.
November 14, 2011 The U.S. Supreme Court may get another chance to choose a president. Ten years after Bush v. Gore when the court put an end to the Florida recount to end the disputed 2000 election in favor of President George W. Bush, the Supreme Court could prove to be a factor again in another White House contest.
September 28, 2011 The Affordable Care Act always promised to be a hot button issue in the 2012 presidential campaign. But it promises to loom even larger, now that the Obama administration has asked the Supreme Court to take the case, making very likely a high-court decision in June just months before the general election.
May 12, 2011 The move gets Donald Verrilli one step closer to filling the spot vacated by Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan.
March 28, 2011 The Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday. How it rules on the issue of whether the huge class action case can go forward could set important precedent.
March 21, 2011 It will now have to give details about which financial institutions got emergency help.
February 3, 2011 Two legal scholars' opposing views suggest it's hard to predict a Supreme Court health care ruling. Randy Barnett of Georgetown said the law was unconstitutional while Charles Fried said it was.
January 25, 2011 Six justices will attend, including Chief Justice John Roberts who was made uncomfortable last year last year by lawmakers' cheers and jeers and Obama singling out the court's Citizens United decision.
January 24, 2011 President Barack Obama is planning to nominate Deputy Counsel Donald Verrilli, 53, to the top legal advocacy job in the country — the job of representing the government in the U.S. Supreme Court.
January 5, 2011 Critics claim Scalia is politicizing the high court by accepting the invitation. It's also the second time this week the justice has been embroiled in controversy.
December 13, 2010 Justice Elena Kagan, the Supreme Court's newest member, says that the institution's "learning curve is extremely steep," so much so that "sometimes it seems vertical."
December 6, 2010 High court expert Stuart Taylor says the the lack of clear precedents could mean an overturn of the health law. He adds that precedents are on both sides and the court's conservative tilt could lead it to rule the new law unconstitutional.
November 12, 2010 On this day in 1975, Associate Justice William O. Douglas, who served on the Supreme Court longer than anyone in history, retires.
October 27, 2010 An errant 1 am robocall disturbed the sleep of hundreds of Nevadans, leading to anger and apologies. The robocall featured the voice of retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor asking Nevadans to