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Supreme Court in Miranda case: Suspect must invoke right

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a criminal suspect must explicitly invoke the right to remain silent during a police interrogation, a decision that dissenting liberal justices said turns the protections of a Miranda warning “upside down.”

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 1, 2010; 1:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
Categories:  Supreme Court , Topic: Civil Rights , Topics: Fundamental Rights  
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Ginsburg Hospitalized Overnight for Reaction to Medications

Updated 4:23 p.m. By Robert Barnes Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized overnight and released Thursday morning because of an adverse reaction to the combination of a prescription sleeping aid and over-the-counter cold medication, the Supreme Court public information office...

By Robert Barnes  |  October 15, 2009; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  Current Justices , Supreme Court  
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Court Plans to Quickly Release Audio of Argument in FEC Case

Associated Press The Supreme Court said Friday that it will release audio tapes soon after Wednesday’s argument in a much-anticipated case, dealing with limits on campaign spending by corporations and labor unions. The case, Citizens United v. FEC, involves a...

By Post Editor  |  September 4, 2009; 2:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Docket , Supreme Court  
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Judiciary Committee Sets Vote for Tuesday

The Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled today a vote for Tuesday on whether to confirm Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), ranking member of the panel, told reporters earlier today that Republicans would likely use their...

By Post Editor  |  July 16, 2009; 4:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Supreme Court  
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Full Transcripts: Key Witness Testimony, Questioning

Read the transcripts of: Key Witnesses -- Chairman of the Center for Equal Opportunity Linda Chavez Member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Peter Kirsanow CEO of the Leadership Council on Civil Rights and Counsel to the Leadership Conference...

By Washington Post editors  |  July 16, 2009; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Hearings , Supreme Court  
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Key Excerpt, Witness Testimony: Chavez on Identity Politics

CHAIRMAN OF THE CENTER FOR EQUAL OPPORTUNITY LINDA CHAVEZ: Thank you, Mr. Chairman and members of the committee. I testify today not as a wise Latina woman but an American who believes that skin color and national origin should not...

By Washington Post editors  |  July 16, 2009; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Hearings , Supreme Court , Topics: Identity Politics  
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Key Excerpt, Witness Testimony: Kirsanow on Ricci v. Stefano, Washington Post editors , July 16, 2009
Key Excerpt, Witness Testimony: Henderson on PRLDEF, Washington Post editors , July 16, 2009
Witness Testimony Begins, Washington Post editors , July 16, 2009
Key Excerpt: Leahy and Sotomayor on Granting Certiorari, Washington Post editors , July 16, 2009
Key Excerpt: Coburn and Sotomayor on Separation of Powers, Washington Post editors , July 16, 2009
Key Excerpt: Kyl and Sotomayor on Foreign Law, Washington Post editors , July 16, 2009
Key Excerpt: Grassley and Sotomayor on "Vacuums in the Law", Washington Post editors , July 16, 2009
Key Excerpt: Hatch and Sotomayor on Judicial Activism, Washington Post editors , July 16, 2009
Key Excerpt: Coburn and Sotomayor on Second Amendment, Washington Post editors , July 16, 2009
Key Excerpt: Coburn and Sotomayor on Fundamental Rights, Washington Post editors , July 16, 2009
Key Excerpt: Cornyn and Sotomayor on Same-Sex Marriage, Washington Post editors , July 16, 2009
Key Excerpt: Specter and Sotomayor on Caseloads, Washington Post editors , July 16, 2009
Key Excerpt: Cornyn and Sotomayor on Campaign Finance, Washington Post editors , July 16, 2009
Key Excerpt: Kobuchar and Sotomayor on U.S. v. Giordano, Washington Post editors , July 16, 2009
Key Excerpt: Graham and Sotomayor on Second Amendment, Washington Post editors , July 16, 2009
Key Excerpt: Feinstein and Sotomayor on Women in Law, Washington Post editors , July 16, 2009
Key Excerpt: Kyl and Sotomayor on Ricci v. DeStefano, Washington Post editors , July 16, 2009
Witness List, Day Four, Washington Post editors , July 16, 2009
Speaker Lineup, Sotomayor Returns to the Hill, Washington Post editors , July 16, 2009
Key Excerpt: Specter and Sotomayor on Article I , Washington Post editors , July 15, 2009
Key Excerpt: Specter and Sotomayor on Caseloads, Washington Post editors , July 15, 2009
Key Excerpt: Kaufman and Sotomayor on Commercial Practice, Washington Post editors , July 15, 2009
Key Excerpt: Klobuchar and Sotomayor on Search Warrants, Washington Post editors , July 15, 2009
Key Excerpt: Klobuchar and Sotomayor on Judicial Activism, Washington Post editors , July 15, 2009
Key Excerpt: Whitehouse and Sotomayor on Separation of Powers, Washington Post editors , July 15, 2009
Key Excerpt: Coburn and Sotomayor on Right to Bear Arms, Washington Post editors , July 15, 2009
Key Excerpt: Coburn and Sotomayor on Abortion, Washington Post editors , July 15, 2009
Key Excerpt: Cardin and Sotomayor on Separtion of Powers, Washington Post editors , July 15, 2009
Key Excerpt: Cardin and Sotomayor on Civil Rights, Washington Post editors , July 15, 2009
Key Excerpt: Cornyn and Sotomayor on Abortion, Washington Post editors , July 15, 2009
Key Excerpt: Cornyn and Sotomayor on 1996 Speech, Washington Post editors , July 15, 2009
Key Excerpt: Cornyn and Sotomayor on "Wise Latina" Comment, Washington Post editors , July 15, 2009
Speaker Lineup, Leahy's Opening Remarks, Washington Post editors , July 15, 2009
Key Excerpt: Durbin and Sotomayor on Immigration, washingtonpost.com , July 14, 2009
Key Excerpt: Durbin and Sotomayor on the Death Penalty, washingtonpost.com , July 14, 2009
Key Excerpt: Graham and Sotomayor on Gender, washingtonpost.com , July 14, 2009
Key Excerpt: Graham and Sotomayor on Abortion, washingtonpost.com , July 14, 2009
Key Excerpt: Schumer and Sotomayor on Immigration, washingtonpost.com , July 14, 2009
Key Excerpt: Feingold and Sotomayor on Empathy, washingtonpost.com , July 14, 2009
Questioning Sessions Between Sotomayor and Senators, washingtonpost.com , July 14, 2009
Key Excerpt: Kohl and Sotomayor on Ricci Case, washingtonpost.com , July 14, 2009
Key Excerpt: Sotomayor on Bush v. Gore, washingtonpost.com , July 14, 2009
Key Excerpt: Kohl and Sotomayor on Affirmative Action, washingtonpost.com , July 14, 2009
Key Excerpt: Sessions on 'Wise Latina' Comment, washingtonpost.com , July 14, 2009
Expert Analysis: First Day Reveals Little, Paul Volpe , July 14, 2009
Live Coverage: Confirmation Hearings, Paul Volpe , July 13, 2009
The Committee's Opening Statements, washingtonpost.com , July 13, 2009
Media, VIPs Get Prime Seats at Hearing, Paul Volpe , July 13, 2009
Witness List for Sotomayor Hearing Announced, Web Politics Editor , July 9, 2009
Former Colleagues Come Out for Sotomayor, Paul Volpe , July 2, 2009
An Asterisk for Sotomayor?, Paul Volpe , June 23, 2009
Renowned Conservative Backs Sotomayor, Washington Post editors , June 19, 2009
Meese Active in Opposition to Sotomayor, Paul Volpe , June 18, 2009
Sotomayor Gets Cover on Gun Rights Case, Paul Volpe , June 2, 2009
Latino Groups Step Up Support of Sotomayor, Web Politics Editor , June 1, 2009
Sotomayor Story Made for the Big Screen?, Paul Volpe , June 1, 2009
Sotomayor Gets High Marks from Old Boss, Paul Volpe , May 28, 2009
Salazar on Sotomayor, Paul Volpe , May 26, 2009
Republicans Hold Fire on Nominee, Paul Volpe , May 26, 2009
New York Gov. Paterson on Sotomayor, Paul Volpe , May 26, 2009
Pelosi on Sotomayor, Paul Volpe , May 26, 2009
Sen. Sessions on Sotomayor, Paul Volpe , May 26, 2009
Sotomayor Decisions on Civil Cases, Paul Volpe , May 26, 2009
Sen. Harry Reid on Sotomayor, Paul Volpe , May 26, 2009
Huckabee Reacts to Sotomayor Nomination, Paul Volpe , May 26, 2009
Sen. Cornyn on Sotomayor, Paul Volpe , May 26, 2009
Sen. Dodd on Sotomayor, Paul Volpe , May 26, 2009
Maryland Law Professor on Sotomayor, Paul Volpe , May 26, 2009
Rep. José E. Serrano on Sotomayor, Paul Volpe , May 26, 2009
RSC Chairman Price on Sotomayor, Paul Volpe , May 26, 2009
National Urban League on Sotomayor, Paul Volpe , May 26, 2009
Bloomberg on Sotomayor, Paul Volpe , May 26, 2009
Michael Steele on Sotomayor, Paul Volpe , May 26, 2009
Abortion Foes Re-Energized by Court Fight, Web Politics Editor , May 21, 2009
Arguello Open to Being Considered for Court, Web Politics Editor , May 21, 2009
Obama's Empathy Standard Drawing Heat, Paul Volpe , May 21, 2009
 
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