Hilariously Useless Comments About Science from the US Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court is not composed of scientists. We've seen this before. But they do end up hearing a lot of cases that involve science, and are forced to describe the concepts and technology before them. They do not always rise to the challenge. » 7/18/14 2:15am 7/18/14 2:15am

The Supreme Court Will Consider What Defines "Pregnancy"

Can a corporation claim to have religious beliefs? The Supreme Court will rule on that contentious question later this year. To answer, the justices may also have to address whether human life begins when an egg is fertilized, or when that egg is implanted in a womb. » 4/21/14 1:30pm 4/21/14 1:30pm

Nicely Done: US Supreme Court Slaps Down Challenge to Embryonic Stem…

Thank the gods. Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court had the good sense to ignore a case that would have prevented the government from funding embryonic stem cell research. Here's why their decision was a very good idea. » 1/08/13 12:09pm 1/08/13 12:09pm

Supreme Court Hearing Its First Case About Genetically Modified Crops

The U.S. Supreme Court has been hearing arguments on whether a genetically engineered pesticide-resistant alfalfa violates the National Environmental Policy Act. The case pits organic farmers against Monsanto, whose genetically altered alfalfa could spread its genes to neighboring crops, via cross-pollination and… » 4/23/10 11:00am 4/23/10 11:00am