Thursday, saying the policy violates the state Constitution as 'cruel and unusual punishment,' the Washington State Supreme Court struck down life without parole for juvenile offenders--regardless of the crime.
The case involved 16-year-old Brian Bassett...
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Hollingsworth v. Perry, the case that is challenging the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage. It is the first of two gay-marriage-related cases the court will hear this week; on Wednesday it will hear arguments in United States v. Windsor, a challenge to the constitutionality of the federal Defense of
In a 7-2 vote, the US Supreme Court ruled Monday that it’s unconstitutional to ban kids from buying or renting violent video games, saying that despite fears the games may prompt children to emulate what’s seen in them, the government has no right to “restrict the ideas to which may be exposed.”
The decision in Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association upholds that of the 9th Circuit federal a