T/supreme-court

  1. The Battle Over Water on the Upper Delaware Op Ed, May 26

    One of the finest wild trout fisheries on the East Coast is threatened by a dispute over water use....

  2. Election Wars at the Supreme Court Op Ed, May 25

    Struggles over Congressional redistricting and campaign finance are about power — who has it, who gets to keep it. Expect more....

  3. Justices Reject 2 Gerrymandered North Carolina Districts, Citing Racial Bias National, May 22

    The Supreme Court ruled that state lawmakers had violated the Constitution by relying too heavily on race in drawing the congressional districts....

  4. Supreme Court Ruling Could Hinder ‘Patent Trolls’ Business, May 22

    The court placed tight limits on where patent lawsuits may be filed, a blow to companies that buy patents to demand royalties and sue for damages....

  5. The Boy Scouts Can Do a Good Turn Finally Op Ed, May 19

    The Mormon Church’s move away from scouting creates an opportunity for the Scouts to end anti-gay discrimination once and for all....

  6. Why Obstruction of Justice Is a Hard Crime to Prove Business, May 18

    Any inquiry into possible obstruction by the president or others will confront Supreme Court decisions that have been notably hostile to cases that push the limits of the law....

  7. For Voting Rights Advocates, Court Decision Is ‘Temporary Victory’ National, May 16

    On Monday, the Supreme Court declined to consider a challenge to a ruling striking down North Carolina’s restrictive voting law. But a parade of other voting rights cases are headed toward the court....

  8. Undue Burden: Trying to Get an Abortion in Louisiana Op Ed, May 16

    When getting an abortion is even harder than the decision to have one....

  9. Strict North Carolina Voter ID Law Thwarted After Supreme Court Rejects Case National, May 15

    The move leaves in place a lower-court ruling that struck down key parts of the law as an unconstitutional effort to target African-Americans....

  10. When Does Political Gerrymandering Cross a Constitutional Line? National, May 15

    A test to decide when politics has unduly warped redistricting has long been a constitutional “holy grail.” A new Supreme Court case may establish that test....

  11. In Rare Move, Death Sentence in Delhi Gang Rape Case Is Upheld Foreign, May 5

    The ruling against four men in the rape and murder of Jyoti Singh Pandey was unusual in that the majority of capital sentences in India are overturned or commuted....

  12. Supreme Court Rules Miami Can Sue for Predatory Lending U.S., May 1

    In a 5-3 decision, justices said the city was entitled to sue over harm caused by discriminatory mortgage lending practices under federal housing law.

  13. Gorsuch, in Sign of Independence, Is Out of Supreme Court’s Clerical Pool U.S., May 1

    Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, like Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., will not receive recommendations written by a group of law clerks in deciding which cases to hear.

  14. Sent to Prison by a Software Program’s Secret Algorithms U.S., May 1

    Using artificial intelligence in judicial decisions sounds like science fiction, but it’s already happened in Wisconsin.