Supreme Court
  • The Supreme Court building in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, under a protective scrim, as work continues on the facade.

    Holds the prospect for major - and sure-to-be controviersial - rulings about affirmative action, gay marriage and voting rights.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 08, 2012, 7:30 PM EST
  • Pennsylvania's highest court on Tuesday told a lower court that it should stop a tough new voter photo identification law from taking effect in this year's presidential election if the judge concludes voters cannot easily get ID cards or thinks they will be disenfranchised.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 3:30 PM EST
  • WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats unveiled a party platform at their national convention Monday that echoes President Barack Obama's call for higher taxes on wealthier Americans while backing same-sex marriage and abortion rights.

    Delegates will vote Tuesday to adopt the platform that reflects the president's argument that his work is unfinished and he deserves another four years to complete the job.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 4:30 AM EST