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Missouri defends 241-year prison sentence for 16-year-old
Missouri is defending a prison sentence for a man who committed robbery and other crimes as a 16-year-old and isn't eligible for parole until he's 112
Supreme Court Upholds Texas College’s Affirmative Action Plan
The Supreme Court today upheld the University of Texas’ policy that takes race into account as a component of its admissions process. In a 4-3 vote, the justices upheld the judgment of the court of appeals, which ruled in favor of the state’s considering race in its admissions process. This case is
The Big Cases Still to Be Decided at the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court is heading into the final days of the term. Between now and the end of the month the Court will weigh in on some major issues facing the country: abortion , affirmative action and immigration. The court — down to eight members since Justice Antonin Scalia's death in February —
Obamacare and How to Read the Supreme Court Tea Leaves
The Supreme Court this morning weighed which states’ residents the Obama administration is legally entitled to provide insurance subsidies to under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. The case came about when some Virginians who receive subsidies to buy health insurance on
Obama’s Short List For Next Attorney General Just Got Shorter
The coming Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate means President Obama now has an even shorter list of candidates to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder , and political concerns have already kept one qualified contender from serious consideration, sources told ABC News. “The calculus and
4 People Who Could Replace Attorney General Eric Holder
As Attorney General Eric Holder prepares to announce his resignation later today, speculation now turns to who could replace him to lead the Justice Department. Holder has said he will continue as attorney general until his successor is confirmed. Here’s a look at four people...
Contraception Latest Supreme Court Rift on Obamacare
Today's Spirited Arguments the Second Biggest Legal Test of Health Care Law
Shutdown or No, Hot-Button Issues Await Supreme Court Next Week
The Supreme Court will take the bench Monday to begin a term that touches on a broad variety of hot-button issues such as campaign finance, affirmative action, religion, presidential power and abortion restrictions. One theme to watch: the unusually high number of cases in which the court is being
Supreme Court Debates Whether US Courts Can Take Human Rights Cases Overseas
When a Supreme Court Justice tells you that a sentence in your brief is “striking,” it’s not always a good thing. In fact, for Paul L. Hoffman, a lawyer trying to win a case before the court, it was a very bad thing. Hoffman appeared...
A Tax By Any Other Name, Mapping Medicaid, Holder Won't Investigate Holder, More on the Roberts Swing (PM Note)
Signs of the Apocalypse – It was 104 in DC Today. That breaks a 142 year record. Both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are out at Wimbledon. John Roberts voted for the individual mandate. Now he’s fleeing to Malta. (That thing about him fleeing is...