CNN's Jeffery Toobin interviews retired Justice John Paul Stevens. See the rest of the interview Friday on John King USA.
The Supreme Court of the United States as of August 7.
Elena Kagan was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday to become the 112th justice on the Supreme Court. Here is a look at what happens next:
If history is any guide, the White House could announce its nominee to replace retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens within days.
When it comes to fighting white-collar crime, the sharpest arrow in the federal prosecutor's quiver is a law most nonlawyers have never heard of, known as the "honest-services fraud" law.
Forget about baseball, football and the Academy Awards. The hottest new fantasy-league game involves the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court began its new term Monday with much of the focus on new Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who recently made history by becoming the high court's first Latina member.
We have known for over a year this day would come, and yet now that it's here it still doesn't quite seem possible.
Monday, in the much anticipated New Haven, Connecticut, firefighters' case, the Supreme Court reversed an opinion joined by Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama's Supreme Court nominee.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell took to the Senate floor Wednesday to blast Democrats for setting a start date on Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearing.
The Constitution gives the president the exclusive power to nominate members of the Supreme Court. But it does not guarantee the political process will run smoothly for him or his nominee.
Chief Justice John Roberts apparently made a resolution to tone down his rhetoric when making his annual plea for higher judicial salaries, saying Tuesday that progress has been made to address the issue.
On September 17, 1998, Houston police, responding to a report of a weapons disturbance, entered an apartment where John Geddes Lawrence and Tyron Garner were having sex. The two men were arrested for violating the Texas law against "deviate sexual intercourse," which prohibited oral and anal sex.
The Supreme Court paid tribute to the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist on Thursday in a special memorial session attended by his family and hundreds of friends and colleagues.
In a pair of cases that could reignite disputes over race and public education, the Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide what role affirmative action should play in assigning students to competitive spots in elementary and secondary schools.
A quiet milestone passed on Wednesday as Justice Sandra Day O'Connor heard what is likely her final oral argument, after nearly a quarter century as a pioneering role model and powerful force on an ideologically divided Supreme Court.
Sandra Day O'Connor is a woman, a Westerner, a conservative, a grandmother, and a retiring Supreme Court justice. They all inform her unique and undoubtedly powerful presence in American law and society.
Chief Justice John Roberts picked up where his late predecessor had left off, declaring in his first year-end report that the problem of pay for judges "has gotten worse, not better."
Court watchers looking for an anecdote that illustrates how John Roberts is doing in his new role as chief justice point to the "Halloween incident."
I like to look back at the end of the year and remember those we've lost, people who, for different reasons, touched and maybe changed our lives.
About 50,000 newly released pages of documents from the Nixon administration primarily address the war in Vietnam but also deal with topics including the Supreme Court nomination of William Rehnquist, the pardon of union leader Jimmy Hoffa and efforts by Ross Perot to help prisoners in Vietnam.
Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers Monday paid courtesy calls to senators who will decide her confirmation, while her lack of experience as a judge prompted a cautious reaction from conservatives and liberals.
The Supreme Court's 2005-2006 term got off to an eventful start on Monday with John Roberts hearing his first case as chief justice of the United States and President Bush naming his pick to replace Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
The U.S. Supreme Court begins a new term Monday with a new chief justice who is the youngest person on the bench, an associate justice one step from retirement and a docket front-loaded with hot-button social issues.
John Roberts wasted little time getting down to business, spending his first full day Friday as chief justice of the United States making the rounds at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Over the past two decades, Supreme Court justices generally have taken their constitutional oaths at the White House and their judicial oaths during more intimate ceremonies at the court.
John G. Roberts Jr. was sworn in Thursday as the 17th chief justice of the United States after winning Senate approval with a solid majority.
In a vote packed with more historical significance than any real suspense, the Senate is expected to easily confirm Judge John Roberts as the nation's new chief justice Thursday.
The following is Judge John Roberts' opening statement during his nomination hearings before the Senate judiciary committee. He spoke extemporaneously.
Use this Extra! to introduce students to the unique responsibilities of the chief justice of the United States.
Two days of public mourning for Chief Justice of the United States William Rehnquist began Tuesday, as his body lay in repose at the Supreme Court.
President Bush moved quickly Monday to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist Saturday. Bush nominated federal Judge John Roberts to the nation's top judicial post.
Moving quickly to fill the vacancy left by Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist's death, President Bush on Monday nominated Judge John Roberts to the nation's top judicial post.
The Supreme Court released statements by seven Supreme Court justices who paid tribute to Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, who died Saturday. A statement from Justice David Souter is not expected, the court said.
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, who quietly advanced the conservative ideology of the U.S. Supreme Court under his leadership, died Saturday evening. He was 80.
President Bush has the rare opportunity to name two justices to the U.S. Supreme Court after the death Saturday of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist.
Chief Justice William Rehnquist, who quietly advanced the conservative ideology of the Supreme Court under his leadership, died Saturday evening. He was 80.
This week's vicious attack on Judge John Roberts by the abortion lobby was not really a desperate effort to defeat him against overwhelming odds.
Use this explainer to help students understand the role of the judicial branch of the U.S. government and the U.S. Supreme Court, topics relevant to current news.
Chief Justice William Rehnquist was treated for a fever at a hospital Thursday afternoon and returned home later, a Supreme Court spokesman said.
Remarkably little is known about Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts, other than the bare bones of his resume.
Armies of the left and right are massing for the battle over President Bush's new Supreme Court nominee (or nominees--plural--if Chief Justice Rehnquist also resigns). But don't be surprised if one...
The statement from the chief justice was classic William Rehnquist: blunt, to the point, with just a hint of pepper to signal what he was really thinking.
Four senators -- two Democrats and two Republicans -- sent a letter Thursday to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor asking that she reconsider her decision to retire.
Chief Justice William Rehnquist announced Thursday night that he has no plans to step down from the Supreme Court and will continue to serve as long as he can.
Chief Justice William Rehnquist is under observation in a northern Virginia hospital Wednesday after complaining of a fever Tuesday night, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor wasn't the Supreme Court's greatest champion of big business, but she was considered a very close friend.
Conservatives who have spent more than a decade planning for this moment to change the balance of power on the Supreme Court are reeling from blows delivered by two dissimilar political leaders: Edward M. Kennedy and George W. Bush.
Sandra Day O'Connor's surprise resignation unleashes a battle over whether the high court will gain a new swing vote or a solid-right.
Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, announced her resignation Friday and launched the high-stakes battle over who will replace her.
Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor announced Friday that she planned to retire once the Senate confirms her successor.
The Supreme Court announced Tuesday it will consider limits on anti-abortion protesters outside clinics in the fall.
The Supreme Court handed down two 5-4 decisions Monday on displaying the Ten Commandments, allowing an exhibit at the Texas capitol and barring others at two Kentucky courthouses.
He is 80 years old, physically frail, and the subject of intense speculation on his immediate future.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned the conviction of accounting firm Arthur Andersen, a symbolic victory for a nearly defunct company torn apart in a document-shredding case involving onetime energy giant Enron.
A Pennsylvania man can keep his gun after the Supreme Court concluded Tuesday that his conviction for crimes overseas did not prevent him from later owning a firearm.
At 5 ft. tall, California Senator Barbara Boxer can reach most lectern mikes only after her staff sets up a 3-in. stand dubbed the Boxer box.
For the first time since October, Chief Justice William Rehnquist returned to the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday for oral arguments.
For the first time since his thyroid cancer diagnosis in October, Chief Justice William Rehnquist may be presiding over oral arguments Monday.
A panel of federal judges Tuesday called on the Bush administration and Congress to make security at judges' homes a greater priority, citing a "crisis" following recent high-profile shooting incidents.
Security at the nation's federal courthouses is expected to be on the top of the agenda Tuesday at the semiannual meeting of the body that oversees the federal judiciary.
A slim majority of people responding to a poll taken last month said it would be OK to consider a Supreme Court nominee's position on certain social "hot-button" issues, if the nominee were qualified and had no ethical problems.
Though he bravely overcame his illness to deliver the presidential oath of office at last week's Inaugural, most court watchers assume that Chief Justice William Rehnquist's cancer will soon force him to retire from the Supreme Court.
The speculation was rampant. Would the chief justice make it onto the platform? Would his frail condition cause concern?
Appearing frail from thyroid cancer, Chief Justice William Rehnquist administered the presidential oath of office Thursday, swearing President George W. Bush into his second term.
Chief Justice William Rehnquist plans to swear in President Bush for a second term Thursday, despite his weakened physical condition from cancer treatment, court sources said Wednesday.
President Bush will raise his hand and take the oath of office for a second time Thursday, as the traditional pomp, ceremony and celebration of the quadrennial presidential inauguration take place under unprecedented post-9/11 security.
The Supreme Court Wednesday rejected an emergency appeal from a California atheist who wanted to block recitation of prayers at President Bush's inaugural ceremonies.
Recent first person accounts of William Rehnquist's condition describe a frail chief justice.
Continuing medical problems will again keep Chief Justice William Rehnquist off the bench when the Supreme Court resumes oral arguments Monday.
Chief Justice William Rehnquist plans to administer the presidential oath of office in January, despite recent surgery and treatment for thyroid cancer, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said Friday.
In a recent poll, a majority of Americans said they favored mandatory retirement for judges at age 65. That is a very bad idea.
Incoming Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Sunday had harsh words for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Monday on whether a federal ban on marijuana can be enforced in states that have legalized its use as a medical treatment with a doctor's permission.
The head of a leading conservative group said Sunday that Sen. Arlen Specter "is a big-time problem" and that his quest to serve as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee "must be derailed."
You know life has returned to, uh, normal when one of the day's top news stories is Scott Peterson.
In his first news conference since his re-election, President Bush dismissed speculation Thursday that he could have a chance to fill a number of Supreme Court openings in his second term.
Recently, the Supreme Court made a saddening announcement: Chief Justice William Rehnquist is battling thyroid cancer. The news came as a surprise in the midst of an intense presidential campaign.
President Bush discussed plans and expectations for his second term on Thursday and told reporters that Americans expect a bipartisan effort.
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Chief Justice William Rehnquist, diagnosed last week with thyroid cancer, left his home in Arlington early Monday in a wheelchair, but he did not go to the Supreme Court.
Chief Justice William Rehnquist was released from a hospital Friday morning, a week after throat surgery related to thyroid cancer.
William H. Rehnquist was sworn in to the Supreme Court in 1972 by President Richard Nixon.
William Rehnquist, chief justice of the United States, is expected to be released this week after undergoing throat surgery for thyroid cancer Saturday at Bethesda Naval Hospital outside Washington.
Chief Justice William Rehnquist has undergone throat surgery after a diagnosis of thyroid cancer, but is expected to be released from the hospital this week, according to the Supreme Court.
Just weeks after the September 11, 2001 attacks, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor hinted at the legal challenges that would lie ahead in a new age of terror.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday paid tribute to the government service of Solicitor General Theodore Olson, who retires next month.
Recently, the Supreme Court handed down its opinion in Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow -- better known as the "Pledge of Allegiance" case.
The Supreme Court Monday publicly acknowledged the death of Ronald Reagan, with Chief Justice William Rehnquist saying, "the court notes with sadness the passing" of the former president.
Ronald Reagan's conservatism can be seen at the nation's highest court, dominated by his colorful and influential choices.
In a major victory for disabled Americans, the Supreme Court Monday ruled they deserve equal access and accommodation at government buildings, such as courthouses and schools, in all states.
As lawyers and court watchers have long suspected, the Supreme Court was ready to effectively overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion in 1992, but Justice Anthony M. Kennedy got cold feet, and the vote went the other way.
An environmental group suing Vice President Dick Cheney in U.S. Supreme Court case has asked Justice Antonin Scalia to recuse himself, citing reports that the two recently dined and hunted together.
Chief Justice William Rehnquist Monday dismissed congressional calls for fellow Justice Antonin Scalia to recuse himself from Supreme Court consideration of a coming case involving Scalia's friend, Vice President Dick Cheney.
Two leading Democratic senators asked Chief Justice William Rehnquist on Thursday about the propriety of a hunting trip Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia took with Vice President Dick Cheney while Cheney has a case pending before the high court.
The nation's chief justice has sharply criticized Congress over the issues of judicial salaries and laws tightening federal sentencing guidelines.
Here's one more reason to care about the 2000 election: A majority of the nine-member Supreme Court could be selected by the next President. Democratic and Republican partisans already have been sh...
The following brief exam memorializes the 15th anniversary of Keeping Up (launched in the December 1976 issue of the old monthly FORTUNE) and offers longtime readers a chance to check on whether th...
The present writer was a bit slow off the mark in getting to the great flag- burning row, as it took him a while to research the one assertedly coherent idea he brought to the Supreme Court's decis...