In a unanimous ruling on Tuesday, the Supreme Court overturned an Indiana Supreme Court decision that said that part of federal Constitution’s Eighth Amendment didn’t apply to the states.
State officials in Maryland moved Thursday to take a new partisan gerrymandering case to the Supreme Court, and both sides in the case have agreed on a schedule that could get a final ruling by the end of the Justices’ current term.
Without comment, the Supreme Court on Monday denied an appeal from Pennsylvania Republicans about a new election map for congressional races mandated by the state’s Supreme Court.
Reopening a deeply divisive controversy that has troubled the Supreme Court for 32 years, four state legislators from North Carolina have urged the Justices to bar all constitutional challenges to partisan gerrymandering.
Is there a situation where some rights guaranteed in the Bill of Rights don’t apply at a state level? A new case at the Supreme Court could better define the answer to that question, which has a long history at the Court.
A divided Supreme Court said on Monday that a lower federal court erred when it tried to prevent election maps from going into effect in Texas that it felt were racially biased.
A divided Supreme Court on Monday allowed the state of Ohio’s voter-registration list maintenance policies to remain in place, reversing a federal appeals court ruling.
On Monday morning, the Supreme Court let a federal appeals decision stand about tribal fishing rights in Washington state, when a majority of justices didn’t reach an opinion.
How will the Supreme Court’s recent decision about sports betting influence conflicts between federal and state laws? One area where it directly could see an impact is in the areas of regulating medical and recreational marijuana use.
In a broad reaffirmation of the constitutional idea that Congress cannot order state governments to carry out federal policies, the Supreme Court on Monday went further than it has done in the past to shore up states’ sovereign powers. It did so as it struck down all parts of a 1992 federal law passed to stop the spread of betting on sports.