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Roberts shows conscience for poor, business, partisanship

Many were surprised that the chief justice, appointed by conservative Republican George W. Bush, upheld the more liberal provisions of the Affordable Care Act such as the individual mandate, touted by President Barack Obama as the signature achievements of the health reform. Paul Rothstein, law professor at Georgetown Law School, says the man with whom he used to teach needed to land on "the right side of history" and morality as the deciding vote on an increasingly partisan court.

Friday - 06/29/2012, 11:35am EDT

Tags: John Roberts, chief justice, Supreme Court, Obamacare, ACA

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High court protects Secret Service agents

The Supreme Court has ruled that Secret Service agents are shielded from a lawsuit filed by a man they arrested after a confrontation with then-Vice President Dick Cheney.

Monday - 06/04/2012, 12:15pm EDT

Tags: Secret Service, Vice President Dick Cheney, Dick Cheney, Supreme Court

Supreme Court building repair about to begin

The Supreme Court's iconic front will soon be covered with scaffolding, as workers begin almost two years' worth of repair to an area where some of the building's marble fell a few years ago.

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 04:49pm EDT

Tags: marble, Supreme Court

Prosecutors want Supreme Court to review Md. DNA ruling

Support among Maryland prosecutors is growing for the Supreme Court to review a ruling by Maryland's highest court, one that found it unconstitutional for police to collect cheek swabs of people arrested for violent crimes and burglaries.

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 07:25am EDT

Tags: angela alsobrooks, nathan hager, court of appeals, DNA collection, Supreme Court

WTOP's Top 5 morning stories

Five stories to keep you informed and get you going.

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 08:53am EDT

Tags: morning stories, Supreme Court, Trayvon Martin, deer, nuclear bomb, NASA

Supreme Court case not about health; 'Alamo' for federal control

Many states have argued the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law by the president in March 2012, are unconstitutional, particularly the requirements that most Americans purchase health insurance. Professor Jonathan Turley, who teaches public interest law at George Washington University, believes the outcome of the Supreme Court case will determine the future of the federalist approach in the U.S.

Monday - 03/26/2012, 10:38am EDT

Tags: Supreme Court, Obamacare, health care, Jonathan Turley

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Seats in high demand for SCOTUS health care arguments

The ongoing legal battles escalate to the Supreme Court next week - and seeing it in person may make landing Springsteen tickets look like a cake walk.

Friday - 03/23/2012, 08:51pm EDT

Tags: healthcare, Supreme Court, john aaron

Both sides appealing fee award in D.C. gun case

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 05:33pm EST

Tags: D.C., Supreme Court, guns

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