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Court divides again on federalism

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court decided 5-4 along ideological lines Tuesday that a federal agency such as the Federal Maritime Commission cannot rule on a private party's com
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Court broadens right to counsel

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court strengthened a poor defendant's right to court-appointed counsel Monday in a 5-4 ruling along the high court's ideological fault line.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Child Online Protection upheld -- for now

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- The Child Online Protection Act can constitutionally rely on "community standards" to define what is harmful to minors, the Supreme Court said Monday in what wi
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Analysis: Court gave same-sex schools an F

WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- The Bush administration announced this week its decision to support same-sex, taxpayer-supported schools.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

U.S. can't ban 'compounded' drug ads

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled Monday a federal law's ban on compounded drug advertising is an unconstitutional restraint on commercial speech.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Court: Seniority trumps disabled right

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday that, all things being equal, a disabled employee cannot use federal law to get a job that would have gone to someone with se
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Court strikes down virtual child porn law

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court Tuesday struck down a federal law outlawing "virtual" child pornography as "overbroad" and unconstitutional.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Justices mark White's death

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- Just hours after the flags were lowered on Capitol Hill Monday to mark the death of retired Justice Byron R. White, the members of the court paid tribute to the

Court: FERC can restructure grid rate

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the federal government has broad powers when it sets up the structure under which utility companies charge to transmit power
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Court: Control a factor for sex offenders

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Tuesday a state must show a sexual offender suffers from some lack of personal control before it can commit him to an institution af
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Court boosts Internet access

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court gave a big boost Wednesday to cable television systems trying to provide high-speed Internet and wireless access.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Court rules for EEOC, employees

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Tuesday that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has broad power to represent employees in lawsuits charging discrimination
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Juries must be told of life option

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court reinforced its own precedent Wednesday, ruling 5-4 that juries must be told when life without parole is the alternative to a death sentence.

It may be near 'High Noon' for gun rights

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court may find itself facing an issue later this term, or in subsequent terms, that it's been able to avoid for more than 60 years: Does the Second
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