U.S. Supreme Court won't block Texas abortion law

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A divided U.S. Supreme Court refused to block a controversial Texas abortion law critics say will force about a third of the clinics in the state to close.

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.

Court upholds death penalty child rape ban

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court says it won't reconsider its decision that imposing the death penalty on a child rapist is unconstitutional.

Conviction overturned for death row inmate

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court, citing improper jury selection, has overturned the conviction of a Louisiana man on death row for 12 years.

Alito sworn in as Supreme Court justice

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Samuel Alito has been sworn in as the 110th justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Roberts reveals a lot about law approach

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Supreme Court nominee John Roberts revealed a great deal about his constitutional philosophy and what came out may not be to the liking of conservatives.

Court bans shackling during sentencing

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday ruled putting a defendant in chains before a jury considering punishment is prejudicial.
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