Sonia Sotomayor

Execution Chamber on Florida's Death Row as seen by witnesses. (Source: Florida Department of Corrections)

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Florida’s Use Of IQ Rule For Death Row Inmates

Siding with a Death Row inmate convicted of killing a pregnant woman in 1978, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Florida’s use of a “rigid” IQ score in determining whether defendants should be shielded from execution because they are intellectually disabled.

05/27/2014

In this Sept. 29, 2009 file photo, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, poses with her colleagues (not shown) at the Supreme Court in Washington. (Source: CHARLES DHARAPAK / AP via The Miami Herald)

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Speaks To UM Students

Before a captivated University of Miami audience Friday night, a U.S. Supreme Court justice told the tale of her ascension from a humble Bronx childhood to becoming the first Hispanic on the highest judicial body in the country.

CBS4–02/02/2013

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Debate Supreme Court Nominees

With four of nine U.S. Supreme Court justices in their 70s and the next president in the position of possibly shaping the future of affirmative action, gay rights, abortions, and more with appointments he might make should any openings occur, the question of what kind of nominee he might put forth was posed to President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in the CBS Local President Forum.

10/18/2012

ACA supporters and protesters in front of the Supreme Court (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Supreme Court Is Back In DC And Controversy Is Sure To Follow

The Supreme Court justices are back in Washington, D.C., and after the stunt Chief Justice John Roberts pulled three months ago with the Obamacare ruling, I would prefer it was Diana Ross, Florence Ballard, and Mary Wilson coming into town instead.

10/02/2012

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