July 25, 1987 |
The Supreme Court's rulings in two key land use cases that expanded rights for property owners overturned decisions of the California Supreme Court under former Chief Justice Rose Bird. And they were not the only setbacks for the state bench in the term the high court completed last month. The justices agreed to hear appeals from six decisions of the state Supreme Court and overturned five of them.
February 3, 1999 |
House prosecutors apparently have convinced Senate Republicans that they have a good case of obstruction of justice against President Clinton. It is not clear, however, that they could convince the judge who is presiding over the Senate impeachment trial, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist. Four years ago, he led the Supreme Court in overturning obstruction of justice charges against a California judge who had lied to two FBI agents and denied that he had revealed a secret wiretap. U.S.
April 17, 2007 |
The Supreme Court refused Monday to put stricter limits on racial slurs in the workplace, turning away an appeal from a black computer technician who was fired shortly after complaining that a white co-worker loudly described a pair of crime suspects as "two black monkeys in a cage." Robert Jordan was dismissed from his contract job for IBM in suburban Maryland a month after his complaint and was told that he was "being disruptive."
August 27, 2004 |
A federal judge Thursday declared the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act unconstitutional, faulting it for not including an exemption for cases in which the procedure was used to protect a woman's health. In the second such ruling in three months, U.S. District Judge Richard C. Casey said that such a provision in the law was required by a Supreme Court decision.