Muslim prisoner can grow his beard: US Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday that an Arkansas prison cannot prevent a Muslim inmate from wearing a half-inch long beard, in keeping with his religious beliefs.

US Supreme Court agrees to take up gay marriage issue

The US Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide whether same-sex couples across the United States should have the right to marry.

US top court rejects worker pay for security-screening time

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday handed a victory to employers over worker compensation, ruling that companies do not have to pay employees for the time they spend undergoing security checks at the end of their shifts in a case involving an Inc warehousing contractor.

US Supreme Court considers Facebook threats case

Supreme Court justices are vigorously debating the Digital Age question of where the line should be drawn between free speech and illegal threats.

US top court weighs if online death threats protected by free speech

The US Supreme Court will consider a groundbreaking case Monday about whether death threats posted on Facebook are liable to prosecution or whether threatening comments are protected by consitutional rights to free speech.

US Supreme Court weighs racial `gerrymandering` case

 The US Supreme Court on Wednesday heard a case brought by black legislators and Democrats from Alabama who claimed officials had rejigged electoral districts to help Republicans.

Top US court keeps Sherlock Holmes in public domain

Washington: The US Supreme Court refused hear a petition by the heirs of author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on Monday, leaving the adventures of fictional crime solver Sherlock Holmes in the public domain.

US Supreme Court late night rulings on death row fates

In an eleventh-hour reprieve, the US Supreme Court put a murderer`s execution on hold this week, a rare moment when a defense was able to slow, if only temporarily, the inexorable wheels of justice.

Texas executes 10th death row inmate this year

A man convicted of three murders was put to death in Texas, in the state's tenth execution this year, after the US Supreme Court rejected a final appeal, authorities have said.

US to recognize gay marriage in seven more states

The US government announced Friday it would recognize same-sex marriages in seven additional states, after the Supreme Court declined to take up the debate.

US Supreme Court blocks Texas abortion law

The US Supreme Court has blocked a Texas state law that reduced the number of abortion clinics in the nation`s second most populous state, media reported Wednesday.

Gay couples rush to courthouses in five U.S. states after Supreme Court decision

When Jim Crowder saw a news headline on his cellphone on Monday morning that a Supreme Court decision had made gay marriage legal again in Indiana, he immediately called his partner of 31 years. 

Gay couples cheer U.S. Supreme Court move, make wedding, family plans

Marina Gomberg was in bed on Monday morning when she heard the news that the U.S. Supreme Court had effectively made gay marriage legal again in Utah and she immediately started dreaming that she and her wife could become mothers.

US Supreme Court paves way for same-sex marriage

 The US Supreme Court Monday refused to revisit the subject of same-sex marriage, announcing that it would not take up any of the seven cases on the issue that were pending before the court.

US Supreme Court declines to take up gay marriage cases

The US Supreme Court declined on Monday to hear gay marriage cases from five states, opening the door to more same-sex weddings while putting off a nationwide decision on the hot-button issue.

US Supreme Court greenlights Arizona execution

The US Supreme Court gave the greenlight to Arizona to execute a murderer on Wednesday after he voiced concerns about secrecy surrounding the lethal injection process.

A Sherlock Holmes case, for US Supreme Court to solve

Heirs to the literary rights of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle have filed an appeal with the US Supreme Court over the likes of none other than Sherlock Holmes himself.

Can`t make employers cover contraception: Justices

The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

US Supreme Court to rule on birth control

The US Supreme Court will rule Monday on whether an employer can cite religious beliefs as a reason to limit employees` access to birth control.

US top court clears way for first execution since botched lethal injection

The US Supreme Court rejected two appeals for death row inmate Marcus Wellons late Tuesday, clearing the path for his execution in what would be the first since a botched lethal injection.