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Black Robes or Bathrobes? Virus Alters High Court Traditions
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Black Robes or Bathrobes? Virus Alters High Court Traditions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic is forcing big changes at the tradition-bound Supreme Court. Beginning this coming week, the justices will hear arguments by telephone for the first time since Alexander Graham Bell patented his invention in 1876. Audio of the... Read More

Blind Justice: No Visual Cues in High Court Phone Cases
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Blind Justice: No Visual Cues in High Court Phone Cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the evening before he was to argue a case before the Supreme Court years ago, Jeffrey Fisher broke his glasses. That left the very nearsighted lawyer with an unappealing choice. He could wear contacts and clearly... Read More

Supreme Court Says Georgia Can't Copyright State Code
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Supreme Court Says Georgia Can't Copyright State Code
2020-04-27 19:56:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that an annotated version of Georgia's state law code is not subject to copyright protection because it is a "government edict" and must be free for all to use. In a 5-4... Read More

Supreme Court Rules Insurers Can Collect $12 Billion From Congress for ACA Losses
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Supreme Court Rules Insurers Can Collect $12 Billion From Congress for ACA Losses
2020-04-27 17:07:10
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that Congress acted unlawfully when it reneged on a commitment to shield Affordable Care Act insurers from financial losses in the early years of its implementation. In an 8-1 ruling, the justices... Read More

Justices Toss New York Case That Could Have Expanded Gun Rights
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Justices Toss New York Case That Could Have Expanded Gun Rights
2020-04-27 17:04:25
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday tossed one of its most closely-watched cases of the term, claiming a subsequent easing of the restrictions being challenged -- a ban on transporting guns -- effectively left them with nothing to decide.... Read More

Supreme Court Rules Beaches Can Be Protected From Sewage That Flows Underground
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Supreme Court Rules Beaches Can Be Protected From Sewage That Flows Underground

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court bolstered the nation’s clean-water protections for oceans and beaches on Thursday, ruling that environmentalists can sue to block discharges of sewage into the ground if those pollutants flow in significant amounts from there into the... Read More

Justices Rule Montana Homeowners Can Pursue State Law Claims Against Superfund Site
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Justices Rule Montana Homeowners Can Pursue State Law Claims Against Superfund Site
2020-04-20 19:30:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Montana homeowners can sue Atlantic Richfield Co. under state law to get additional cleanup of arsenic left over from years of copper smelting, however, writing for the majority on a divided court, Chief Justice John Roberts said before... Read More

Supreme Court Rules Non-Unanimous Jury Verdicts in Criminal Trials Unconstitutional
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Supreme Court Rules Non-Unanimous Jury Verdicts in Criminal Trials Unconstitutional
2020-04-20 19:27:45
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that defendants in criminal trials can only be convicted by a unanimous jury, striking down a practice that has already been abandoned by all but one state. Writing for the majority on... Read More

Supreme Court Says It Will Hear Oral Arguments by Telephone
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Supreme Court Says It Will Hear Oral Arguments by Telephone
2020-04-13 15:10:47
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court announced Monday that it will hear oral arguments by telephone conference next month, including cases involving so-called "faithless electors" and the Affordable Care Act's contraception requirement. Those cases, respectively, are Colorado Department of State v.... Read More

Federal Workers Can Sue Over Any Age Bias In Employment Action
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Federal Workers Can Sue Over Any Age Bias In Employment Action
2020-04-06 20:59:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Age Discrimination and Employment Act allows federal employees to sue over any age bias inferred by an adverse employment action -- even when that bias isn't the driving factor behind... Read More

Justices Decline to Revisit Case Involving 60s Black Militant
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Justices Decline to Revisit Case Involving 60s Black Militant
2020-04-06 17:57:10
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court did not add any new cases to its docket Monday morning, declining, among other things, to revisit the murder conviction of the 1960s black militant formerly known as H. Rap Brown. A native of Baton... Read More

High Court Upholds Police Right to Stop Vehicles Without Suspicion of Crime
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High Court Upholds Police Right to Stop Vehicles Without Suspicion of Crime
2020-04-06 17:55:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a Kansas deputy sheriff did not violate a motorist's constitutional rights when he pulled over a truck owned by a driver with a revoked license. The case stems from events that occurred... Read More

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