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Obama could alter stance of federal appeals courts

A second term for President Barack Obama would allow him to expand his replacement of Republican-appointed majorities with Democratic ones on the nation's appeals courts, the final stop for almost all challenged federal court rulings.

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US Supreme Court takes up Brady case

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court seemed sympathetic to an argument by a death row inmate that impeachment evidence withheld by prosecutors during his murder trial would have made a difference in his trial – and that the withholding constituted a Brady violation.

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Supreme Court considers constitutionality of strip search

During oral arguments that focused on the difficult task of line drawing, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court tried to determine if the strip search of a county jail inmate, erroneously arrested on a warrant for a minor offense, violated the Fourth Amendment.

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Chief Justice Roberts invokes Hendrix at Woodstock

By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg invoked Aaron Copland. The chief justice countered with Jimi Hendrix. The high court’s generational divide was on display Wednesday as the justices heard arguments about whether Congress acted properly in extending U.S. copyright protection to millions of works by foreign artists and authors that had been in the ...

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US Supreme Court to decide: Can a sex offender challenge SORNA rule?

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court considered this week whether a sex offender convicted before the enactment of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act has standing to challenge the constitutionality of the law and of an interim rule that retroactively applied the law to him.

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Plane carrying Justice Bader Ginsburg evacuated (UPDATE)

By DAVID DISHNEAU Associated Press CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who is 78 and has battled cancer, was forced to slide down an emergency chute to evacuate a flight at Dulles International Airport on Wednesday, a court spokeswoman said. Ginsburg was on her way from Washington to San Francisco and was not injured, said ...

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High court limits state rules on campaign spending 
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By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court imposed new limits Monday on states trying to restrain the influence of money in politics, striking down a law that tied the amount of public funds a candidate receives to how much privately funded rivals spend. The 5-4 ruling was the latest in a series of decisions by the ...

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US Supreme Court casts doubt on global warming suit

By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Washington (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared deeply skeptical Tuesday about allowing states to sue electric utilities to force cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Both conservative and liberal justices questioned whether a federal judge could deal with the complex issue of global warming, a topic they suggested was better left to Congress ...

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Court considers exclusionary rule

By Kimberly Atkins Lawyers USA The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court tussled Monday with the limits of the exclusionary rule when the police conduct a search in a way that is lawful at the time, but later deemed unconstitutional by the Court. Willie Gene Davis, the petitioner in Davis v. U.S., was a passenger during a traffic stop. After ...

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U.S. Supreme Court toughens Sec. 1983

Washington - A unanimous (except for the recused Justice Elena Kagan) Supreme Court has held that plaintiffs bringing sec. 1983 actions against a municipality must show that their injury was caused by a municipal policy or custom, regardless of whether the action is for monetary, injunctive or declarative relief.

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