U.S. Supreme Court http://kuow.org en SCOTUS Rules Against Some Campaign Finance Limits http://kuow.org/post/scotus-rules-against-some-campaign-finance-limits <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Marcia Coyle, <span class="st">chief Washington correspondent for th</span>e National Law Journal, about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to reject funding limits in federal elections. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:42:40 +0000 Arwen Nicks & Ross Reynolds 31806 at http://kuow.org SCOTUS Rules Against Some Campaign Finance Limits ‘My Beloved World’ By Sonia Sotomayor http://kuow.org/post/my-beloved-world-sonia-sotomayor <p>Sonia Sotomayor is the 111th justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. She’s also its first Hispanic and third female justice. In her memoir, “My Beloved World,” Sotomayor details her childhood struggle with diabetes, her family life and her drive to become a lawyer.</p><p>Sotomayor spoke at Town Hall on March 10, 2014. The talk was moderated by Eric Liu. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:14:24 +0000 Rachel Solomon 30930 at http://kuow.org ‘My Beloved World’ By Sonia Sotomayor Who's Really Paying For Those Political Campaign Ads? http://kuow.org/post/whos-really-paying-those-political-campaign-ads <p>David Hyde talks with Rick Hasen, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine, about the fourth anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case<strong>: </strong>Citizens United v. Federal Election Committee. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:05:34 +0000 David Hyde & Christine Streich 27789 at http://kuow.org Who's Really Paying For Those Political Campaign Ads? Sotomayor's Dissent Highlights Concerns Over Elected Judges http://kuow.org/post/sotomayors-dissent-highlights-concerns-over-elected-judges Justice Sonia Sotomayor's dissent in a case this week involving the death penalty in Alabama was not aimed at public opinion, but it could be Exhibit A for why the nation's judiciary is falling in the public's estimation.<p>Sotomayor wrote a 12-page dissent when her colleagues refused to review the state's law that allows judges to overrule jury decisions on whether a defendant should be executed. She called it "an outlier" that might contradict the Constitution.<p>The Alabama case was concerned with Mario Dion Woodward, who was convicted of murder in 2008. Wed, 20 Nov 2013 16:47:26 +0000 Isaac Chaput 24164 at http://kuow.org Sotomayor's Dissent Highlights Concerns Over Elected Judges Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense Of Marriage Act http://kuow.org/post/supreme-court-strikes-down-defense-marriage-act-1 <p>The Supreme Court issued rulings on two highly-anticipated cases on gay marriage today. By 5-4, <a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/12-307_g2bh.pdf">it ruled the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman, is unconstitutional</a>. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 17:37:20 +0000 NPR Editors 15627 at http://kuow.org Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense Of Marriage Act Supreme Court Says Wash. Man Got Excessive Prison Sentence http://kuow.org/post/supreme-court-says-wash-man-got-excessive-prison-sentence <p>The United States Supreme Court decided Thursday that a Colville man received an excessive prison sentence when a federal judge overstepped his bounds.</p><p>The high court’s ruling was welcome news to Matthew Descamps’ family.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 00:13:39 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 15341 at http://kuow.org Supreme Court Says Wash. Man Got Excessive Prison Sentence Marcia Coyle Discusses Her Book On The Current Supreme Court http://kuow.org/post/marcia-coyle-discusses-her-book-current-supreme-court <p>The Supreme Court has recently heard cases on everything from same sex marriage to DNA evidence. Marcia Coyle’s new book, "The Roberts Court: The Struggle for the Constitution," delves into the landscape of the&nbsp;the Supreme Court&nbsp;under chief justice John Roberts.&nbsp;David Hyde sits down with Coyle to find out what makes the highest court tick. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 18:39:45 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 14813 at http://kuow.org Marcia Coyle Discusses Her Book On The Current Supreme Court Supreme Court Decision Revives Washington State Debate Over DNA Collection http://kuow.org/post/supreme-court-decision-revives-washington-state-debate-over-dna-collection <p>A legislator in Washington state says she will revive a bill that would make it easier for police to collect DNA samples. That’s in the wake of a US Supreme Court ruling Monday. The five-to-four ruling upheld a Maryland law that allows police to collect DNA samples at the time of arrest from people who are charged with certain violent crimes or sex offenses.</p><p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 15:52:51 +0000 Deborah Wang 14259 at http://kuow.org Supreme Court Decision Revives Washington State Debate Over DNA Collection Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine http://kuow.org/post/ask-king-county-executive-dow-constantine-5 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">King County Executive </span><a href="http://King County Executive Dow Constantine is back from a trip to New York to pitch the return of the pro basketball to Seattle. We’ll hear where things stand in the quest for an NBA franchise. We’ll also talk about investment in King County parks, renewable energy and the latest County business. Have a question for the King County Executive? Call us at 206.543.5869 or send an email to weekday@kuow.org. Guest: King County Executive Dow Constantine [STUDIO] Links: King County Executive Homepage http://www.kingcounty.gov/exec/constantine.aspx" style="line-height: 1.5;">Dow Constantine</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">traveled</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to New York earlier this month to pitch pro basketball's return to Seattle. We’ll hear where things stand in the quest for an NBA franchise. We’ll also talk about investment in King County parks, renewable energy and the latest County business. Have a question for the King County Executive? Call us at 206.543.5869 or send an email to </span><a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">weekday@kuow.org</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><div> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday with Steve Scher 11327 at http://kuow.org Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine Votes May Be There To Strike Down DOMA, But There's A Big 'If' http://kuow.org/post/day-two-same-sex-marriage-cases-supreme-court <em>(We most recently updated the top of this post at 1:45 p.m. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 16:18:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 10449 at http://kuow.org Votes May Be There To Strike Down DOMA, But There's A Big 'If' Shift In Gay Marriage Support Mirrors A Changing America http://kuow.org/post/shift-gay-marriage-support-mirrors-changing-america When Ohio Republican Sen. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 07:14:00 +0000 Shankar Vedantam 10289 at http://kuow.org Shift In Gay Marriage Support Mirrors A Changing America Supreme Court Rulings Could Benefit Same-Sex Couples In Washington http://kuow.org/post/supreme-court-rulings-could-benefit-same-sex-couples-washington <p></p><p>Washington’s law allowing same-sex marriage just took effect this week. And that could be not a moment too soon for same-sex couples hoping to receive marriage-related federal benefits. Sat, 08 Dec 2012 01:17:27 +0000 Amy Radil 4802 at http://kuow.org Supreme Court Rulings Could Benefit Same-Sex Couples In Washington