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Are Southern governors ready to lead?updated: Mon Jul 16 2012 08:54:00

"I just get sick and tired, quite frankly, of all this talk. Everything that has to do with the federal branch of government ... is bad, and states are good. I remind you that ... the reason the federal government got into 90% of the business it got into is that the state[s] ... did not do the job."

Why 'illegal immigrant' is a slurupdated: Fri Jul 06 2012 12:14:00

Last month's Supreme Court decision in the landmark Arizona immigration case was groundbreaking for what it omitted: the words "illegal immigrants" and "illegal aliens," except when quoting other sources. The court's nonjudgmental language established a humanistic approach to our current restructuring of immigration policy.

Some states not changing course amid rising tide of health care reformupdated: Wed Jul 04 2012 17:40:00

Repeal and replace -- or at least resist -- is the Republican mantra in the wake of last week's Supreme Court ruling upholding President Barack Obama's signature health care reform law.

Supreme Court sides with Obamaupdated: Thu Jun 28 2012 22:42:00

CNN's Jeffrey Toobin and David Gergen break down today's Supreme Court decision on health care.

A proud day for bipartisan deliberation updated: Thu Jun 28 2012 22:42:00

The Supreme Court begins each session with a proclamation that ends with the words "God save this Honorable Court." Even strict advocates of the separation of Church and State ought to say "Amen" to that line after Thursday's decision upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act .

Amid Obamacare confusion, 81-year-old Supreme Court blogger shinesupdated: Thu Jun 28 2012 19:17:00

Supreme Court bloggers usually don't have fan clubs.

For cancer patients, health act a lifelineupdated: Thu Jun 28 2012 11:30:00

Thursday is judgment day for the Affordable Care Act, with the U.S. Supreme Court expected to release its long awaited ruling on the constitutionality of the law. Whichever way the Court rules, the decision will be instantly framed in the political context. Its potential impact on the presidential race, on the upcoming Congressional elections and on the trajectory of the political parties will be the subject of endless analysis and debate.

What did the Supreme Court decide on health care?updated: Thu Jun 28 2012 10:27:00

In its 5-4 decision to uphold the U.S. health care law, the Supreme Court answered several key questions:

Impact of SCOTUS healthcare decisionupdated: Thu Jun 28 2012 09:39:00

Sanjay Gupta explains the problems that may arise if the individual mandate is struck down by the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court nears health care rulingupdated: Wed Jun 27 2012 16:56:00

As a Supreme Court ruling nears, CNN's Athena Jones looks at the stakes for those benefiting from the health care law.

Arizona's 'show-me-your-papers' law rolls out a day after Supreme Court rulingupdated: Wed Jun 27 2012 07:26:00

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding a piece of Arizona's controversial immigration law portends such a "huge" increase in policing for one department that the chief wondered Tuesday if his agency will be able to handle the workload.

Supreme Court to rule Thursday on health careupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 22:21:00

The U.S. Supreme Court will rule Thursday on the constitutionality of the sweeping health care law championed by President Barack Obama.

Court's ruling a detour from basic rightsupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 12:15:00

The nation is inching toward a new consensus on immigrants and America, but on Monday, the Supreme Court divided us.

Toobin: Guidance from court not clearupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 12:15:00

John King and Jeffrey Toobin discuss the politics of the Supreme Court's ruling on Arizona's immigration law.

A changing national mood on immigration?updated: Tue Jun 26 2012 11:20:00

The judicial equivalent of white smoke has risen: The Supreme Court has ruled in a split decision rejecting most of Arizona's controversial immigration policing law, SB 1070.

Top court's decision on Arizona will affect other states, tooupdated: Mon Jun 25 2012 13:57:00

The Supreme Court's decision on Arizona's attempt to legislate immigration is likely to have far-reaching effects on other states' efforts to enact similar legislation and underscores the need for federal action, experts said Monday.

Supreme Court refuses to reconsider campaign finance controversyupdated: Mon Jun 25 2012 12:08:00

The Supreme Court refused Monday to reconsider one of its most controversial decisions of recent years, which has had a dramatic effect on election campaigns.

Congress ready for high court's health care decisions -- then it gets trickyupdated: Sun Jun 24 2012 18:57:00

No matter how the Supreme Court rules on the challenge to the health care law, it will only be a matter of minutes after that ruling is announced before attention shifts back across the street to the Capitol and to what happens next there.

House GOP to ask justices by month's end to take on same-sex marriage issue updated: Thu Jun 21 2012 18:56:00

House Republicans have signaled they plan to ask the Supreme Court by month's end to get involved in a constitutional fight over same-sex marriage.

'F-bomb' case reaches Supreme Courtupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 12:34:00

The Supreme Court takes another look at "indecency" on broadcast TV. CNN's Kate Bolduan looks at the implications.

Looming health care ruling will be among Supreme Court's most importantupdated: Sun Jun 17 2012 10:49:00

Winners and losers are the natural consequence of the American legal system. In the Supreme Court, five majority votes among the nine members are enough to fundamentally change lives and legacies.

Supreme Court mulls revisiting state campaign spending restrictionsupdated: Thu Jun 14 2012 13:58:00

Money in presidential and congressional campaigns has already reached record heights so far this election year, thanks in part to recent rulings by the Supreme Court and other federal judges that loosened long-standing restrictions on outside corporate spending.

Judges open door for Supreme Court showdown over same-sex marriageupdated: Wed Jun 06 2012 09:42:00

The divisive issue of same-sex marriage in California may become another landmark case taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court after federal appeals court judges refused Tuesday to revisit an earlier ruling.

Supreme Court justices back city in property tax disputeupdated: Mon Jun 04 2012 17:22:00

Homeowners who wound up paying thousands more dollars in special taxes than their neighbors for the same sewage service found no relief at the Supreme Court on Monday.

Supreme Court to review government's foreign surveillance programupdated: Mon May 21 2012 12:36:00

The Supreme Court said Monday that it will tackle a major national security and privacy dispute involving the government's little-known foreign surveillance program.

Brewer: I left Supreme Court encouragedupdated: Wed Apr 25 2012 20:49:00

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer talks to CNN's John King about the Supreme Court hearing on her state's tough immigration law.

Outside influences on the Supreme Courtupdated: Tue Apr 24 2012 08:58:00

Former Solicitor General Ken Starr and Neal Katyal weigh in on Healthcare, immigration and the Supreme Court.

Court's Obama order a 'hissy fit'updated: Fri Apr 06 2012 09:37:00

The Fifth Circuit's homework assignment to the Department of Justice is a disgrace -- an embarrassment to the federal judiciary. Still, it's a useful window on the contemporary merger of law and politics.

Supreme Court upholds strip searchesupdated: Wed Apr 04 2012 11:31:00

The Supreme Court has ruled that an invasive strip search, even for minor offenses, is reasonable. Kate Bolduan reports.

Court ruling on strip searches is unjustupdated: Wed Apr 04 2012 11:31:00

On Monday, a 5-4 majority of the U.S. Supreme Court approved strip searches of everyone entering jail after arrest for even the most minor offense. The ruling exposed a disturbing insensitivity.

Is the Supreme Court playing with fire?updated: Tue Apr 03 2012 16:38:00

Like everyone else who listened to the arguments at the Supreme Court last week, I have no crystal ball for predicting whether the justices will uphold or strike down the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Reading the Supreme Court's tea leavesupdated: Tue Apr 03 2012 16:38:00

Jeffrey Toobin and Howard Kurtz discuss covering the Supreme Court's hearing on the healthcare mandate.

Will the Supreme Court let parts of health care law stand?updated: Thu Mar 29 2012 10:06:00

After three days of very public debate, the U.S. Supreme Court now retreats from the spotlight to make decisions that could topple some or all of the the sweeping health care reform bill championed by President Barack Obama.

Supreme Court considers whether to let parts of health care law standupdated: Wed Mar 28 2012 17:06:00

The Supreme Court concluded a marathon public debate on health care Wednesday with justices signaling an ideological divide that could topple some or all of the the sweeping reform bill championed by President Barack Obama.

CNNMoney: Supreme Court won't kill health care stocksupdated: Wed Mar 28 2012 14:56:00

All eyes have been on the Supreme Court this week as the justices listened to three days of arguments regarding the constitutionality of President Obama's health care reform plan.

Supreme Court divided over health care mandateupdated: Tue Mar 27 2012 18:34:00

In one of the most anticipated Supreme Court hearings in years, the justices on Tuesday offered sharply divided views on the controversial individual mandate provision at the heart of the 2010 federal health care reform law.

The Supreme Court and election-year blockbustersupdated: Mon Mar 26 2012 16:02:00

The justices on the Supreme Court know very well their rulings can send immediate political shock waves, and those just intensify in a presidential election year. So there is an unusual internal dynamic at work of what cases the court hears and when.

Supreme Court to tackle health careupdated: Mon Mar 26 2012 15:51:00

The Supreme Court will hear landmark arguments over the future of health care reform. CNN's Kate Bolduan has a preview.

Health care's big four issues: What the justices will tackleupdated: Sun Mar 25 2012 17:34:00

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA) was signed into law March 23, 2010, passed by a Democratic congressional majority and championed by President Obama. It has about 2,700 pages and contains 450 some provisions.

Health care reform FAQ: A CNN guide to the Supreme Court's argumentsupdated: Sun Mar 25 2012 16:45:00

The U.S. Supreme Court is prepared to take on an emotionally charged case: the massive health care reform legislation championed by President Barack Obama.

High court accepts case over use of race in college admissionsupdated: Mon Mar 12 2012 12:59:00

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to tackle another election-year blockbuster and will decide whether the University of Texas' race-conscious admission policies violate the rights of white applicants.

Put U.S. Supreme Court arguments on TVupdated: Thu Feb 02 2012 08:04:00

The Illinois Supreme Court's recent decision to permit the televising of trials in the state's circuit courts brings to mind another question of television in a court: the U.S. Supreme Court.

Livestock industry wins Supreme Court appeal updated: Tue Jan 24 2012 11:05:00

A state law mandating "humane treatment" of downed livestock headed for the slaughterhouse was unanimously overturned Monday by the Supreme Court.

12 persons arrested during 'Occupy' protests at U.S. Supreme Courtupdated: Fri Jan 20 2012 16:39:00

Twelve persons were arrested Friday during an "Occupy" demonstration at the U.S. Supreme Court in which protesters were dressed like justices and sang songs of the Motown group The Supremes, officials said.

White House, GOP senators file health care law argumentsupdated: Fri Jan 06 2012 20:53:00

The Obama administration Friday filed papers with the U.S. Supreme Court outlining its arguments in favor of the minimum coverage provision of the Affordable Care Act ? the latest move in a high-stakes legal battle playing out in the heat of the presidential campaigns.

Chief justice addresses ethics and recusal questions in year-end reportupdated: Sat Dec 31 2011 18:04:00

Chief Justice John Roberts expressed "complete confidence" Saturday in his Supreme Court colleagues to fairly decide whether to remove themselves from hot-button cases such as health care reform -- a timely election-year issue that has created a judicial and political headache for the nine-member court.

Supreme Court takes up challenge to health care reform lawupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 07:09:00

As expected, the Supreme Court has agreed to decide the constitutionality of the sweeping health care reform law championed by President Barack Obama.

Supreme Court to rule on health care lawupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 07:09:00

The Supreme Court agrees to decide the constitutionality of the health care reform law championed by President Obama.

Livestock treatment debated at Supreme Courtupdated: Wed Nov 09 2011 18:05:00

A state law mandating "humane treatment" of downed livestock headed for the slaughterhouse was viewed with a good measure of concern by the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Health care, other hot issues promise a landmark high court termupdated: Mon Oct 03 2011 02:19:00

One of the little-known prerogatives of the U.S. Supreme Court is the justices' discretion to refuse any case on the merits presented to them for review. Only one in 10 petitions actually gets accepted. But though the justices usually say no, when epic disputes arrive at the courthouse steps -- by tradition and political reality -- the nine members know they are powerless to turn away.

Supreme Court to hear range of casesupdated: Mon Oct 03 2011 02:19:00

CNN's Athena Jones on what to expect during the new U.S. Supreme Court term, which starts Monday.

Big cases await U.S. Supreme Court's 2011-12 termupdated: Mon Oct 03 2011 02:18:00

Outlined below are some key cases the Supreme Court is scheduled to tackle in its 2011-12 term, which starts Monday.

Test your knowledge of the U.S. Supreme Court updated: Sun Oct 02 2011 17:21:00

The Supreme Court opens its 2011-12 term on Wednesday. Just how much do you know about the court? Here's a quiz to help you find out.

U.S. Supreme Court asked to review Arizona immigration lawupdated: Wed Aug 10 2011 17:33:00

Arizona's governor formally asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to intervene and allow the state to enforce its controversial immigration law known as Senate Bill 1070.

Firefighters receive $2 million in Connecticut discrimination caseupdated: Fri Jul 29 2011 16:02:00

After seven years of wrangling in a case that altered workplace discrimination law, 20 firefighters will receive a $2 million payout from the city of New Haven, Connecticut.

Supreme Court rules on violent gamesupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 20:33:00

The Supreme Court struck down a California law that would have banned selling "violent" video games to children.

Supreme Court sees video games as artupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 20:33:00

Maybe it helps for the nation's highest court to say it, too?

Supreme Court rejects video game banupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 20:26:00

The Supreme Court rules California cannot ban the sale of violent video games to kids. CNN's Jeffrey Toobin reports.

CNNMoney: Video game makers cheer Supreme Court rulingupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 17:56:00

The Supreme Court has struck down a California law that would have banned selling violent video games to children -- and game publishers couldn't be happier.

Supreme Court: Wal-Mart case too bigupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 21:39:00

The Supreme Court decided against allowing a class-action suit against Wal-Mart. CNN's Jeffrey Toobin explains why.

Supreme Court rules for Wal-Mart in massive job discrimination lawsuitupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 21:39:00

The Supreme Court put the brakes on a massive job discrimination lawsuit against mega-retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc., saying the plaintiffs had not shown justification for sweeping class-action status that could have potentially involved hundreds of thousands of current and former female workers.

California prison remedy would send low-level offenders to countiesupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 00:50:00

California wants to shift low-level state offenders to county jails as a way to reduce overcrowding, as ordered by the U.S. Supreme Court, under an unfunded plan that would require legislative and voter approval, the state's top corrections official said Tuesday.

AZ takes immigration law to Supreme Courtupdated: Mon May 09 2011 18:01:00

From KTVK, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer makes her case on taking the state's immigration law to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Supreme Court won't jump into health care fray -- for nowupdated: Mon Apr 25 2011 11:39:00

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to jump into the controversial national debate over health care reform at this stage, rejecting a plea from Virginia for a judicial end-around -- an expedited review over whether the sweeping federal law is constitutional.

Administration files another appeal over 'indecency' on broadcast TVupdated: Fri Apr 22 2011 14:54:00

The Obama administration has asked the Supreme Court to take another look at government efforts to regulate profanity and sexual content on broadcast television.

Abortion battle rages in state legislaturesupdated: Fri Apr 15 2011 09:31:00

The battle over a hot-button issue has been raging in state legislatures across the country this year with an unprecedented number of bills aimed at restricting abortions.

U.S. Supreme Court rejects appeal from Georgia death row inmateupdated: Mon Mar 28 2011 15:57:00

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a condemned Georgia inmate's request that his execution be delayed as he attempts to prove his "actual innocence."

Supreme Court rejects Troy Davis appealupdated: Mon Mar 28 2011 15:57:00

The U.S. Supreme Court rejects a Georgia inmate's request to delay his execution so he can try and prove his innocence.

Justices rule for drug makers in vaccine disputeupdated: Tue Feb 22 2011 13:15:00

The Supreme Court ruled for drug manufacturers Tuesday, deciding that a case brought by a Pennsylvania family who says their child was injured by a vaccine cannot be heard outside of a court created to hear such claims.

Supreme Court limits privacy rights of government contractorsupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 15:47:00

The Supreme Court has again rejected broad privacy rights for some government workers.

Behind-the-scenes tour reveals Supreme Court traditions, grandeurupdated: Thu Dec 23 2010 20:06:00

"Equal Justice Under Law" -- the words symbolize the American heritage of democracy and the rule of law.

Inside the Supreme Courtupdated: Thu Dec 23 2010 20:06:00

Kate Bolduan takes a rare peek at what lies behind the walls of the Supreme Court.

How FDR unleashed his Supreme Court 'scorpions'updated: Tue Dec 14 2010 21:41:00

One Supreme Court justice threatened to punch out another during a legal debate. Another called a colleague "Der Fuehrer." And a third had joined a terrorist group.

'Fantasy' website helps students learn about Supreme Courtupdated: Tue Nov 23 2010 13:51:00

The Supreme Court can seem a distant, dusty place, far removed from what young people, especially, see as relevant in their lives. It's an institution closed to cameras, with justices issuing dense written opinions while working mostly from their private chambers. So how do you get high schoolers interested in the important judicial stakes that affect everyone?

Supreme Court keeps gays in the military policy in place during appealupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 19:06:00

The Supreme Court turned aside Friday a gay rights group's request to temporarily suspend enforcement of the controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays in the military.

Supreme Court to hear arguments on case involving violent video gamesupdated: Tue Nov 02 2010 07:29:00

A free speech dispute over a California law banning the sale of violent video games to children is set to be heard in the U.S. Supreme Court this week.

Virtual violence and free speechupdated: Tue Nov 02 2010 07:29:00

G4's Adam Sessler and CNN sr. legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin discuss Tuesday's Supreme Court case on violent video games.

Supreme Court overturns last-minute stay of Arizona executionupdated: Tue Oct 26 2010 23:18:00

The Supreme Court cleared the way late Tuesday for the execution of convicted killer Jeffrey Landrigan in Arizona, with a majority of justices deciding to vacate a federal judge's order that had temporarily stopped the execution scheduled for earlier in the day.

Secret spenders trying to sway votersupdated: Thu Oct 07 2010 08:08:00

CNN's Anderson Cooper reports on outside groups whose money funds political ads, but whose IDs can't be confirmed.

Previewing the Supreme Court termupdated: Mon Oct 04 2010 20:26:00

CNN's Kate Bolduan previews the hot-button cases the Supreme Court will hear this session.

High court rejects appeal over remains of unidentified 9/11 victimsupdated: Mon Oct 04 2010 16:35:00

The Supreme Court has rejected efforts by some families of 9/11 victims to ensure material from the fallen World Trade Towers is treated respectfully because it could contain ashes of those who perished in the terrorist attacks.

Big cases await U.S. Supreme Court's 2010-2011 termupdated: Fri Oct 01 2010 16:02:00

Outlined below are some key cases the Supreme Court is scheduled to tackle in its 2010-11 term, which starts Monday.

Roberts-led Supreme Court marks 5 yearsupdated: Wed Sep 29 2010 13:47:00

The Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts is marking its fifth year under his leadership, with a high-powered bench that has been invigorated with four new members in that time to make for a shaky, divided conservative majority.

Activists vow to fight on after court puts same-sex marriages on holdupdated: Wed Aug 18 2010 05:20:00

An appeals court ruling temporarily blocking same-sex marriages from resuming in California drew strong reactions from opponents and supporters of the state's controversial 2008 referendum on the issue.

Supreme Court strikes down Chicago gun banupdated: Wed Jun 30 2010 12:04:00

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is upset but not surprised at the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the handgun ban.

Time to crack down on Big Tobaccoupdated: Wed Jun 30 2010 10:00:00

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld an incontestable verdict on the conduct of the major cigarette companies over four decades: They are racketeers who carried out a conspiracy to deceive the public and target children with their deadly and addictive products.

Kagan pledges open mind, impartiality if confirmed to Supreme Courtupdated: Mon Jun 28 2010 21:07:00

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday that justices on the nation's highest court should be even-handed and impartial in order to promise "nothing less than a fair shake for every American."

CNNMoney: Stocks end slightly lowerupdated: Mon Jun 28 2010 17:06:00

Stocks ended a choppy session modestly lower Monday as investors welcomed a slight increase in personal spending but remained on guard ahead of key economic reports due later this week.

Cornyn: 'Ms. Kagan has a sparse record'updated: Mon Jun 28 2010 11:34:00

Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, talk about Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.

Senators signal contentious hearing on Supreme Court nomineeupdated: Mon Jun 28 2010 11:34:00

Leading senators on the Judiciary Committee signaled a contentious hearing starting Monday on Elena Kagan's Supreme Court nomination, with some Republicans saying a GOP filibuster was possible.

Replica of missing Mojave cross mysteriously erectedupdated: Thu May 20 2010 19:58:00

The case of a war memorial shaped like a cross in the California desert got stranger Thursday when someone erected a replica after the original disappeared 11 days ago.

Supreme Court: Sex offenders can be held indefinitelyupdated: Mon May 17 2010 14:17:00

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday the federal government has the power to keep some sex offenders behind bars indefinitely after they have served their sentences if officials determine those inmates may prove "sexually dangerous" in the future.

Court to rule on crossupdated: Wed May 12 2010 08:41:00

A cross in the Mojave Desert becomes the subject of a Supreme Court fight, as Kate Bolduan explains. (From 2009)

Supreme Court: What's at stakeupdated: Mon May 10 2010 16:15:00

CNN's Kate Bolduan reports on the real-world stakes for the upcoming Supreme Court vacancy.

A Supreme Court without Protestants?updated: Mon May 10 2010 09:53:00

For most of American history, a Supreme Court with no Protestant Christian judges would have been unthinkable. Nearly three-quarters of all justices who've ever served on the nation's high court have been Protestant. And roughly half of all Americans today identify themselves as Protestant.

What you need to know about the top Supreme Court contendersupdated: Sun May 09 2010 22:31:00

CNN has reported President Obama has personally met with four leading candidates for the upcoming Supreme Court vacancy.

List of potential Supreme Court nominees coming into focusupdated: Wed Apr 14 2010 14:08:00

The White House search for a new Supreme Court justice is progressing smoothly, said government sources close to the selection process, who expect President Obama to make a decision by early May.

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