U.S. Supreme Court

Washington Justices Shift Burden In Rape CasesThe Washington Supreme Court says the state cannot require rape defendants to prove that an alleged victim consented to escape conviction.
Court: Gay Marriage Must Remain On Hold In IdahoIdaho same-sex couples can't get married or have their marriages recognized until the 9th Circuit or U.S. Supreme Court decides whether to let stand a ruling overturning Idaho's ban.
Supreme Court: Man Shouldn't Have Gotten Harsher PenaltyThe U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a former Colville man should not have gotten a harsher penalty for a crime because a judge had investigated his previous offenses.