US News & World Report
Supreme Court Ruling Will Make it Harder to Impose Mandatory Minimums on Drug Offenders
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a jury, not a judge, should have the final say on facts that impose mandatory minimum sentences for criminals.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
Supreme Court ruling on DNA sampling is a worrisome erosion of Fourth Amendment rights: editorial
Clockwise from top left, Justices Antonin Scalia, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, the dissenters in the Maryland DNA case.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Durant Daily Democrat
Court sides with Oklahoma in Red River dispute
The Supreme Court on Thursday decisively sided with Oklahoma and rejected Texas' claim that it has a right under a 30-year-old agreement to cross their common border for water to serve the fast-growing Fort Worth area.
Supreme Court: No patenting human genes unless they are changed
The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday that human genes cannot be patented unless they are changed into something not found in nature after being extracted from the body.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Supreme Court sides with Oklahoma in water fight
With water, water virtually everywhere, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that thirsty Texas counties can't run a pipeline into Oklahoma for more drops to drink.
Supreme Court sides with Oklahoma in water fight
With water, water everywhere, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that thirsty Texas counties can't run a pipeline into Oklahoma for more drops to drink.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Baker City Herald
Widening the DNA dragnet
If the federal government thinks groups that toss around words such as "liberty" deserve extra scrutiny as to their tax-exempt status, just imagine what that gargantuan enterprise might do with a detailed map of you, at the sub-cellular level.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Sonia Sotomayor: Big advance for memoir
Being a Supreme Court justice has not only been good for Sonia Sotomayor's legal career, it's also helped her bank account.
Christian Science Monitor
Supreme Court rules in dispute over federal sentencing guidelines
An Illinois businessman convicted of bank fraud won an opportunity to receive a lighter sentence on Monday as the US Supreme Court ruled that his 70-month prison term violated the Constitution's ban on ex post facto laws.
Jeff Sessions' appointment to federal judgeship in 1986 was rejected by a US Senate committee because he had made numerous racist statements.
Sun Jun 09, 2013
Justice Sotomayor prefers "Sonia from the Bronx"
In her first broadcast interview, Sotomayor talks about her life and career leading up to her appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, including the role affirmative action played.
U.S. Supreme Court ruling bolsters 'No Refusal' efforts in Kane
The Kane County State's Attorney's Office will work with local police departments to have an anti-drunk driving "No Refusal" event July 3 and 4. It's the third time law enforcement agencies have taken special steps on Independence Day to fight drunken drivers.
National Review Online
This Day in Liberal Judicial Activisma "June 9
DeStefano , Second Circuit judge Sonia Sotomayor and her panel colleagues-fellow Clinton appointees Rosemary Pooler and Robert Sack-evidently realize that they have failed in their bid to bury the claims by 19 white firefighters and one Hispanic firefighter that New Haven city officials engaged in racially discriminatory practices by throwing out ... (more)
Sat Jun 08, 2013
Reasonable search: The Supreme Court backs taking suspects' DNA
The Fourth Amendment, with its prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures, provides one of the core protections of the Constitution, so it's not surprising that the Supreme Court was divided 5-4 last week in upholding the conviction of a man through DNA testing, a sensitive issue for those who prize civil liberties.
Fri Jun 07, 2013
Sotomayor gets another $1.9 million for memoir
The justice on Friday reported that she's received more than $3 million in advance payments for her best-selling memoir, "My Beloved World."
Wed Jun 05, 2013
If You Are Arrested For A Felony The Police Now Can Take Your DNA to Compare to Open Cases
The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the police practice of taking DNA samples from people who have been arrested but not convicted of a crime, ruling that it amounts to the 21st century version of fingerprinting.
Mon Jun 03, 2013
Scalia Lashes Out At Majority For Allowing Arrestee DNA Swabs
Few jurists are better in dissent than Antonin Scalia. And his dissent in today's decision allowing police to take DNA swabs of arrested suspects features the conservative Supreme Court justice at his sardonic best.
Wed May 29, 2013
Ex-Obama aide: Perez filibuster will hurt GOP
Luis Miranda, former head of Hispanic media for the White House, has a warning for Hill Republicans: Block the nomination of Thomas Perez for Labor secretary at your own peril.
Jeff Jacoby: How Far Does 'Marriage Equality' Go?
It was during oral arguments in Hollingsworth v. Perry , one of two same-sex marriage cases the Supreme Court took up in March, that Justice Sonia Sotomayor raised the inescapable question, the one that has always loomed over the campaign to radically redefine marriage: Where would the changes end? Sotomayor challenged Ted Olson, the lawyer urging ... (more)