Leroy Harris’s 1989 conviction was flawed, prosecutors admit, but they agreed to let him go if he entered a rare Alford plea, pleading guilty to lesser charges without admitting guilt.
Alliance Defending Freedom has had some notable victories. Now it hopes to persuade the Supreme Court to blunt the sweep of its ruling enshrining same-sex marriage into law.
Created to keep invalid claims from hurting companies, consumers and the economy, a government panel faces an existential threat in a case before the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court has narrowed the use of life sentences without parole for juveniles. Now it can end it for good.
Justices dismissed two petitions to overturn the victory last month by Uhuru Kenyatta, a decision that came after a weekend of unrest.
As a series of public figures have survived prosecutions, legal experts say that shifts in the law have eroded the government’s ability to combat graft.
Having promised to pick any new Supreme Court justice from a list of pre-announced names, President Trump on Friday “refreshed” his list, adding five more judges.
One case asks whether centers operated by abortion opponents must provide information on the procedure. The other is on political apparel at polling places.
The Supreme Court said cases barring execution of mentally ill inmates do not apply to sane ones who cannot recall what they did.
The case of a Colorado baker who refused to serve a gay couple on free speech grounds poses a test for First Amendment experts.
In an unusual Supreme Court filing, the Trump administration said the A.C.L.U. had misled it in an undocumented teenager’s abortion case, thwarting an appeal.
Denouncing judges who rule against the president is an attack on the independence and integrity of the entire judiciary.
A death row inmate in Texas was denied funds for experts and investigators, and the case hinges on the phrases “reasonably necessary” and “substantial need.”
An appeals court ruled against the longstanding monument in Maryland, potentially setting up a Supreme Court decision on when religious symbols can be on public property.
John G. Roberts Jr. worries that people look at the Supreme Court justices and see partisans. His concern is a good thing.