Courts & Law



He served as LBJ’s attorney general, then later questioned U.S. foreign policy and defended an international rogues’ gallery.

A new majority on the court, with Amy Coney Barrett playing a decisive role, sides with religious challengers to California restriction.

The court’s senior liberal justice said its decisions on President Donald Trump’s election challenges illustrated independence despite the conservative majority.

The justices ruled that Google did not violate copyright law when it developed its Android mobile operating system using code from Oracle.

There were no noted dissents, but Justice Clarence Thomas wrote separately to say the court at some point will need to examine the power of tech media companies.

In other unanimous votes, the court sided with the state of Georgia in a years-long battle with Florida over the oyster industry and with the FCC in a media-ownership dispute.

The NCAA is contesting a lower-court ruling that would allow colleges to offer greater academic-related benefits to Division I football and men’s and women’s basketball players.

The procedural case does not require change in court’s abortion jurisprudence.

A majority opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts says an unconstitutional “seizure” can take place even if the person is able to evade arrest.

Justices try to draw line for “community caretaking” that does not require warrant to enter a residence.

But the justices said they also worry about the argument that any intrusion by government amounts to a “taking” of property.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev carried out the deadly 2013 attack with his brother, Tamerlan, who was later killed in a shootout with police.

The case pits union rights against property rights — with potentially broad implications for a segment of California law that traces to the labor movement championed by César Chávez.

The issue centered on nominal monetary damages, similar to a high-profile case involving singer Taylor Swift.

The network that thrived in the era of O.J. Simpson and the Menendez is back with a trial for a new era.

The 7-to-2 ruling concerns when the public can access documents used in government rulemaking processes.

The justices are reviewing protections provided by the Voting Rights Act, which forbids laws that result in discrimination based on race.

A more conservative court could make changes in how rules for the next election will be set.

Lower courts had rejected a challenge to Harvard’s race-conscious admissions practices.

Does an exception for entering a person’s home while in “hot pursuit” apply to suspected minor crimes as well as possible felonies?

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