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Jan 13, 2011

The Supreme Court is hearing arguments this week in a case over the rights of police to enter people's houses without a warrant in emergency situations, reports the New York Times.

Arguments in Kentucky v. King center on a case where police were chasing a suspected drug dealer through an apartment complex.

Jan 4, 2011

In his annual year-end report, Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.

Dec 21, 2010

A new study published in the New York Times indicates that the Supreme Court has become significantly more receptive to business interests during the tenure of Chief Justice John G. Roberts.

According to the study, the Roberts court has ruled in favor of business interests in 61 percent of relevant cases it has heard during the five terms of the chief justice's tenure. Conversely, in the last five years of the court under previous Chief Justice William Rehnquist, business interests won out 46 percent of the time.

Dec 10, 2010

The Supreme Court heard arguments this week regarding an Arizona law that punishes businesses that hire illegal immigrants, reports the New York Times.

According to the source, the issue is whether the state is allowed to add extra penalties on top of those laid out in a 1986 federal law.

Dec 2, 2010

The Supreme Court heard arguments this week regarding the federal government's withholding of documents from the public by way of exemptions in the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), reports the Washington Post.

The lawsuit was filed by Glen Milner, a resident of Washington state who hoped to use the FOIA to get maps detailing damage from a possible explosion at a nearby munitions storage facility from the U.S. Navy.