June 25, 2012 The U.S. Supreme Court struck down key provisions of the state's strict immigration law but kept in place the measure's most controversial part, the so-called "show-me–your-papers" provision. Monday's 5-3 decision warned, however, that the court could ultimately strike down that provision, too.
June 24, 2012 This week, the Supreme Court is almost certain to issue its decision on the constitutionality of President Obama's health care law. The decision could have far-reaching implications for the legal landscape, the nation's health care system and even the Supreme Court's legacy.
June 21, 2012 The court weighed in on the fight over the rights of public employee unions Thursday, dealing unions another major defeat. The case dealt with nonmember fees for special political funds, but it could set the stage for scrutinizing regular union dues for nonmembers, which courts have supported for decades.
June 18, 2012 The court upheld a rape conviction over objections that the defendant was denied the right to subject the DNA evidence that helped convict him to cross-examination. The ruling was 5-4, but the five justices could not agree on a single legal rationale.
June 18, 2012 A jury found the former star pitcher not guilty of lying under oath to Congress about his use of performance-enhancing drugs. The lynchpin of the prosecution's case was the testimony of Clemens' one-time strength coach, who said he repeatedly injected Clemens with steroids and human growth hormone.
June 12, 2012 The panel of eight women and four men began deliberations late Tuesday after prosecution and defense lawyers made their final arguments in the case against the star pitcher. Clemens is accused of lying to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs.
June 11, 2012 The arguments came to a close with the baseball star taking the stand. Clemens is accused of lying to Congress about his use of performance enhancing drugs.
June 11, 2012 Constitutional scholars know there's much more at stake in the Supreme Court's decision on the Obama health care overhaul than one election. The case could mark a major turning point in the way the Supreme Court interprets the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
June 4, 2012 The court ruled the Equal Protection Clause applies to fundamental rights. Even if some Indiana residents received a tax amnesty, it doesn't mean everyone is entitled to one, the court said.
June 4, 2012 In a case involving then-Vice President Dick Cheney's Secret Service detail, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that agents accused of a politically motivated arrest are immune from suit. But the court's unanimous ruling did little more than resolve this particular case.
May 31, 2012 A federal appeals court in Boston ruled unanimously Thursday that a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act — which bans the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriage — is unconstitutional. Ultimately, though, the case is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
May 21, 2012 The case focused on a set of Florida twins who were conceived using in vitro fertilization. Their father had frozen his sperm before he died of cancer. His wife applied for Social Security benefits for the twins, but the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that state law bars inheritance for children conceived posthumously.