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Stories covering the 1998-99 term and the 1997-98 term of the nation's highest court. Key stories and summaries of the 1998-99 term's major cases are also available, as is Post coverage of the current term.

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October 1999
Bans on Late-Term Abortion Upheld (Oct. 27)
Court To Review Electrocutions (Oct. 27)
Court Cites Need for Warrant at Murder Site (Oct. 19)
State Age-Bias Liability at Issue Before Justices (Oct. 14)
Maine School Voucher Law Stands (Oct. 13)
Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Race, Voting Rights Cases (Oct. 7)
Deepening Rift Over Judge Vote (Oct. 7)
Chart: Judicial Nominees Waiting for a Seat (Oct. 7)
Court Looks at Campaign Donation Limits (Oct. 6)
Senate Rejects Judicial Nominee (Oct. 6)
Death Row Case Tops Court Agenda (Oct. 5)
Ginsburg Present as Court Opens (Oct. 5)
High Court to Tackle Key Social, Political Issues (Oct. 4)

September 1999
Court to Hear Case on Violence Law (Sept. 29)
Ginsburg Recovering at Home (Sept. 29)
Ginsburg Recovering Without Complications (Sept. 21)
A High Court of Recovery (Sept. 20)
Justice Ginsburg Hospitalized With Colon Cancer (Sept. 18)
In Shaping of Internet Law, First Amendment Is Winning (Sept. 12)
High Court to Hear Air-Bag Case (Sept. 11)

August 1999
Black Law Group Rebukes Rehnquist (Aug. 11)

July 1999
Rehnquist's Inclusion of 'Dixie' Strikes a Sour Note (July 22)
The Court's Alliances (July 2)

June 1999
Supreme Court Rulings Fuel Fervor of Federalists (June 28)
Justices Favor Pragmatism Over Liberalism (June 27)
In 3 Cases, High Court Shifts Power to States (June 24)
High Court Overturns Asbestos Settlement (June 24)
Supreme Court Limits Meaning of Disability (June 23)
Ruling Favors Workers Seeking Punitive Damages (June 23)
High Court Upholds Broader Death Sentence Law (June 22)
Supreme Court to Weigh Limits on Adult Cable (June 22)
Death Sentence Upheld in Evidence Dispute (June 18)
Court Rules for Federal Workers (June 18)
Court to Review Tech Aid to Religious Schools (June 15)
More Gambling Ads Likely After Court Ruling (June 15)
High Court Strikes Chicago Law Aimed at Gangs (June 11)
Court Orders Review of Va. Death-Row Case (June 11)
Court: States Due First Shot at Criminal Appeals (June 8)
Bar Raised for Drug Convictions (June 2)

May 1999
Schools Liable for Harassment (May 25)
Police Can Be Sued for Letting Media See Raids (May 25)
After a Quiet Spell, Justice Thomas Finds Voice (May 24)
New-Resident Limits on Welfare Rejected (May 18)
N.C. Redistricting Gets Another Chance (May 18)
High Court to Hear Driver Privacy Case (May 18)
Justice O'Connor Decries Racial Bias (May 16)
Court Backs INS on Deportation (May 4)

April 1999
High Court Focuses on 3 Disability Cases (April 29)
Court Narrows Gifts Law in Espy Ruling (April 28)
Justices to Decide FDA's Role Over Tobacco (April 27)
Court to Weigh Protection of Non-Citizens (April 27)
Justices Weigh Rights of Mentally Disabled (April 22)
Court Upholds Ban on Obscene E-Mail (April 20)
Court Expands Car Search Authority (April 6)
Supreme Court Delays Va. Execution (April 6)
Court Tend to Back States Over U.S. (April 1)

March 1999
Rehnquist Requests Separate Judiciary Funding (March 31)
Court Spurns Affirmative Action Case (March 30)
Indians' Fishing Rights Upheld (March 25)
Justices Question TV's Use on Raids (March 25)
Trial Judges Told to Screen Experts (March 24)
Court Won't Review Drug Checks (March 23)
High Court to Review Reporter Ride-Alongs (March 21)
Justices Defend Court's Hiring Practices (March 11)
Blackmun's Legacy Is Honored (March 10)
Blackmun Remembered for 'Human Touch' (March 9)
Justice Blackmun Dies, Leaves Legacy of Rights (March 5)
Disabled Pupils Win Right to Medical Aid (March 4)
Court Shows Reluctance on Strict Gifts Law (March 3)
U.S. Urges High Court to Ease Bias Damage Standard (March 2)

February 1999
Court Curbs Illegal Immigrants' Speech (Feb. 25)
High Court Restricts Bias Suits Against NCAA (Feb. 24)
High Court Cases Explore Death Penalty Appeals (Feb. 23)
Supreme Court Affirms Va. Abortion Law (Feb. 23)
Cases Could Affect Disabilities Law (Feb. 21)
Justice Thomas Urged to Cancel Speech (Feb. 2)

January 1999
Court to Review Contribution Limits (Jan. 26)
High Court Rejects Sampling in Census (Jan. 26)
High Court Clouds Scenarios for Census (Jan. 26)
High Court Weighs Race-Based Districts (Jan. 21)
Court Declines Shoplifter's '3 Strikes' Appeal (Jan. 20)
Court Weighs Welfare Limit for Newcomers (Jan. 14)
High Court Rejects Curbs on Ballot Initiatives (Jan. 13)
Justices Hear Case Over School Harassment (Jan. 13)
High Court Reviews Student Sexual Harassment (Jan. 11)
Rehnquist Decries Shift to Federal Courts (Jan. 1)

December 1998
Court Curbs Death Penalty Reversals Based on Trial Error (Dec. 15)
Justices Air Reservations About Anti-Loitering Ordinance (Dec. 10)
Court Bars Full Car Search In Traffic Violation Case (Dec. 9)
Rehnquist Denies Bias in Hiring of Law Clerks (Dec. 8)
High Court to Review Law Aimed at Gangs (Dec. 7)
In Rare Appearance, 2 Justices Concur Against Threats to Neutrality (Dec. 6)
Court Limits Guests' Right to Privacy (Dec. 2)
Arguments in Census Cases Leave Little to Count On (Dec. 1)

November 1998
Division of Representation, Funds at Stake in Census Feud (Nov. 27)
High Court Refuses Campaign Spending Case (Nov. 17)
Court Lets Stand Rulings on Secret Service, Lawyers' Testimony (Nov. 10)
Vouchers for Religious Schools Allowed (Nov. 10)
Justices Hear Palestinians' Case (Nov. 5)
Court Reviews Iowa's Vehicle Search Statute (Nov. 4)
High Court To Review Espy Probe Conviction (Nov. 3)

October 1998
High Court Considers Initiative Restrictions (Oct. 15)
Court Allows Ban on Gay Rights Laws (Oct. 14)
Court Lets Ind. Schools' Drug Tests Stand (Oct. 6)
Lack of Diversity Decried; 19 Arrested (Oct. 6)
Justices to Begin New Term at High Court (Oct. 4)

September 1998
Toni House, Washington's Supreme Spokeswoman (Sept. 30)
Harassment of Students on Docket (Sept. 30)
Justice Thomas Takes On His Critics (Sept. 23)
High Court to Rule on Census Sampling (Sept. 11)

August 1998
Retired Justice Lewis Powell Dies at 90 (Aug. 26)
High Court Intervention Was Unlikely, Despite Case's High Profile (Aug. 5)

July 1998
Justice Thomas Faces Down Critics (July 30)
Congress Didn't, So the Court Did (July 5)
Balance of Power (July 3)

June 1998
Court Ruled to Beat of the Nation (June 28)
Court Strikes Down Line-Item Veto (June 26)
Disability Law Covers HIV, Justices Hold (June 26)
'Decency' Can Be Weighed In Arts Agency's Funding (June 26)
For Clarence Thomas, Another Invitation and Another Flap (June 18)
Court Followers Await Justice Stevens's Verdict (June 14)

May 1998
In June, Rulings Move With Supreme Speed (May 26)
How Lessons of the Law Have Been Woven Into Society (May 3)

April 1998
Nine Supreme Individualists: A Guide to the Conversation (April 28)

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