The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to dip into the problems faced by banks and homeowners with underwater mortgages in two bankruptcy cases brought by Bank of America.
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When the call came from Chief Justice John Roberts Jr., James Duff said it wasn't a matter of it being hard to say no, but rather that "I was truly honored to be asked."
The former solicitor general was calmly making his case before the justices, and was about to shift to a new subject when Justice Antonin Scalia impatiently cut him off. "Could I interrupt before you get to that?" Scalia asked gruffly. "You don't take breaths between sentences. It makes it hard."
The U.S. Supreme Court appeared to have little sympathy on Wednesday for a Maryland tax that has the effect of "double-taxing" residents for income they make outside the state.
The city of Roswell, Ga.'s denial of a cellphone tower proposed by T-Mobile drew the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday into conflicting arguments over how and when local governments should explain their reasons for denials as required by federal law.
A federal appellate court was wrong to conclude that a trial judge's improper restriction of a criminal defense lawyer's closing arguments requires automatic reversal of a conviction, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday.
There is no constitutional rule requiring that, when police knock and announce their presence at a residence, they must begin at the front door, the U.S. Supreme Court held on Monday.
For U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, retirement is almost certainly years or decades off. But the 60-year-old justice is already thinking about it, and she said recently she’d like to preside over trials again when she retires.
The impending rise of Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, to the chairmanship of the Senate Judiciary Committee, may bring new momentum to the long-running campaign to broadcast U.S. Supreme Court proceedings.