WASHINGTON – Saying the University of Texas Law School gains from “racial diversity in its classrooms,” the Justice Department asked the Supreme Court yesterday to strike down a lower court ruling that would end race as a factor in admissions. The department filed a 21-page brief in support of the state of Texas’ appeal of…
WASHINGTON – Travelers angered over changes in American Airlines’ frequent-flier program should not be allowed to sue the carrier in state courts, a lawyer for the Fort Worth-based company argued before the Supreme Court yesterday.
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court let stand a Texas death sentencing law yesterday, but four dissenting justices said it “unquestionably tips the scales” against defendants.
WASHINGTON – The outcome of tomorrow’s presidential election could affect the nation’s judicial system well into the next century. Legal experts believe that as many as three Supreme Court justices could retire in the next four years, allowing the next president to give an ideological tilt to the nation’s highest court.
WASHINGTON – With billions of dollars in federal money at stake, including as much as $1 billion in Texas, the Supreme Court may soon settle a heated partisan debate over how the Census Bureau counts Americans.
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court yesterday took the steam out of efforts by Haggar Corp. to produce pants tariff-free in Mexico. The court said the Customs Service has wide latitude to determine whether U.S. firms violate import regulations.
WASHINGTON – The Census Bureau cannot use statistical sampling to enhance the accuracy of the 2000 Census for allocating congressional seats, the Supreme Court ruled yesterday.
WASHINGTON – Like any other junior high student in the dusty Texas farming community of Lockney, Brady Tannahill has studied the Bill of Rights in school. But unlike most, the 12-year-old is going to court to defend it.