US Supreme Court

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
There is growing support for reform measures that are "already working in many parts of the country to ensure a democracy where everyone participates and everyone's voice is heard; where everyone knows who is buying influence in our elections and government; and where politicians play by common sense rules and are held accountable with enforceable...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
The April 2013 Supreme Court ruling Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petrolium tossed out a lawsuit levied by 12 Nigerians against British and Dutch Royal Dutch Shell for the company's role in the military dictatorship's torture, rape, and extrajudicial assassinations of Ogani people in the 1990s. (Photo: JasonOX4/flickr/cc)
A 2013 Supreme Court decision that makes it much harder to sue foreign...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
A June 9 controlled burn of oil from the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill. (Photo: Coast Guard Photo/Petty Officer First Class John Masson)
Despite BP's public relations blitz and high-priced team of lawyers, the U.S...