Immigrant children must start over at 21, Supreme Court rules

Immigrant children must start over at 21, Supreme Court rules

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) --The Supreme Court narrowly ruled Monday that children who turn 21 while their parents' immigration status is still pending have to go to the back of the line.
Gabrielle Levy

Supreme Court leery of Mass. abortion-protest buffer zone

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court appeared skeptical Wednesday of the legality of Massachusetts' 35-foot buffer zone for protests at abortion clinics, observers said.
Court dismisses challenge to adverse Prop 8 ruling

Court dismisses challenge to adverse Prop 8 ruling

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote Wednesday dismissed a challenge to a ruling that struck down California's law limiting marriage to heterosexuals.

Court makes it harder to extend sentences for prior convictions

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- The U.S Supreme Court, in a complicated 8-1 ruling Thursday, made it harder for the federal government to extend sentences for prior crimes.

Supreme Court affirms deference due agencies over their jurisdiction

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- An agency such as the Federal Communications Commission must be given deference concerning the scope of its jurisdiction, the U.S. Supreme Court said Monday.

Woman may seek attorney's fees even if original suit was filed late

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- A woman may seek attorney's fees from the U.S. government despite a ruling that her suit seeking compensation was filed late, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

High court hears Indian adoption case

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court heard argument Tuesday about a toddler taken from her white adoptive parents and given to the Indian father who initially rejected her.
Voter ID fight finally reaches high court

Voter ID fight finally reaches high court

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The fight over whether states can demand some sort of identification before allowing voters to cast ballots has finally reached the U.S. Supreme Court as the justices agreed to hear argument on Arizona's law requiring voters to show proof of U.S. citizenship before registering.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent
Healthcare in the hands of an angry court

Healthcare in the hands of an angry court

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The bitter fight over healthcare is rolling toward the U.S. Supreme Court like a big wheel, destined for a probable resolution of the legal and constitutional debate, if not the larger political debate.
Apartheid suits to go forward

Apartheid suits to go forward

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court, unable to act because four justices had conflicts of interest, Monday allowed apartheid-related suits against companies to go forward.

Justices uphold lethal injection

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Wednesday that the lethal injection methods used in Kentucky and most states were not unconstitutionally cruel or unusual.

Top court rules on prison guard immunity

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday a prison inmate cannot sue federal prison guards about how their possessions are handled.

3 Northwestern law grads to Supreme Court

EVANSTON, Ill., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Three Northwestern University Law School graduates have been selected this year for U.S. Supreme Court clerkships.

Most U.S. adults cannot name justice

EAGAN, Minn., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Despite high-profile news coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court, 57 percent of U.S. adults can't name any current U.S. Supreme Court justices.

Catholic majority seen for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The Roman Catholic Church could have a majority on the U.S. Supreme Court if Samuel Alito is approved to join the body.
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