Kennedy's Clout Could Grow On High Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Justice Anthony Kennedy, who already decides whether liberals or conservatives win the Supreme Court's most closely contested cases, is about to take on an even more influential behind-the-scenes role with the retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens. By virtue of seniority...

Panel: How Kagan Will Affect Supreme Court Hard To Judge

PHILADELPHIA - New U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan may well be more moderate than retired Justice John Paul Stevens, and the court may miss Steven's leadership, panelists at the Sept. 20 Supreme Court Preview at the National Constitution Center here said. Justice Elena Kagan "There...

Free Speech Cases At Top Of Supreme Court's Agenda

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) First Amendment cases top the Supreme Court's docket as it begins a new term with a new justice and three women on the bench for the first time. The court will look at provocative anti-gay protests at military funerals and a California law banning the sale of violent. . ....

Conservatives Limit Consumer, Rights Class Action Lawsuits

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court's conservative majority made it harder for people to band together to sue the nation's largest businesses in the two most far-reaching rulings of the term the justices are wrapping up on Monday. The two cases putting new limits on class-action lawsuits...