High Court To Examine Mental Disability, Death Penalty IssueThe U.S. Supreme Court is set to examine whether the nation's busiest state for capital punishment -- Texas -- is trying to put to death a convicted killer who's intellectually disabled.
Supreme Court Refuses Appeal Of Texas Nurse In Bleach DeathsThe U.S. Supreme Court has denied an appeal from an East Texas nurse sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing five dialysis patients by injecting them with bleach.
Texas Death Row Inmate Loses At US Supreme CourtThe U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused an appeal from Texas death row inmate Danny Paul Bible, who was convicted of the 1979 icepick slaying of a woman who went to his house in Houston to use a telephone.
Black Texas Inmate Seems Likely To Win At Supreme CourtThe Supreme Court is strongly indicating it will side with a black Texas prison inmate who argues improper testimony about his race tainted his death sentence.
Justice Ginsburg Rides Celebrity Wave, Releases AnthologySupreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is riding the wave of her rock-star celebrity, releasing a compilation of her writings that range from a high school editorial to summaries of some of her spiciest dissenting opinions.
Texas Ready To Fight To Keep Voter ID Law In PlaceState Attorney General Ken Paxton's office plans to file an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court to "protect the integrity of voting in the state."
Why This Presidential Election Could Have Historic Influence On Supreme Court"It's a very big deal. The presidential election this year is probably the most momentous we've had in half a century," said SMU Constitutional Law professor Dale Carpenter.
Texas Abortions Drop 15 PercentThe drop comes a year after the state passed tough restrictions on the procedure that the U.S. Supreme Court just struck down.
Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion RegulationsIn the biggest abortion case in nearly 25 years, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down Texas abortion regulations which had been widely replicated. The eight justices voted 5-3 in favor of Texas clinics.
Ruling Signals 'Yellow Light' On College Affirmative ActionIn upholding an affirmative action program at UT, the Supreme Court provided some reassurance to the minority of the nation's colleges that continue to consider an applicant's race in admissions.
Supreme Court Blocks Obama Immigration Plan In 4-4 TieA tie vote by the Supreme Court is blocking President Barack Obama's immigration plan that sought to shield millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation.
Texas Affirmative Action Plan Survives Supreme Court ReviewThe University of Texas admissions program that takes account of race has survived another round at the Supreme Court. The justices on Thursday upheld the Texas program by a 4-3 vote.