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Court rejects sex bias claim on citizenship rule

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has dismissed a challenge by a Mexican-born man to a citizenship law that treats men and women differently. The court voted 4-4 Monday, an outcome that upholds the criminal conviction ...

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Court to decide on appeals deadline

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court will decide when to start the one-year period criminals have to appeal their convictions. The high court on Monday agreed to hear from Raphael Gonzalez, who wants to appeal his murder conviction in Texas.

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Court takes up suggestive witness identification case

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether due process protections against unreliable identification evidence apply to all identifications made under suggestive circumstances, or only when the suggestive circumstances were orchestrated by the police.

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Court to clarify witness identification rules

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will decide whether a witness identification of a man suspected in a break-in of a car should be thrown out. The high court on Tuesday agreed to hear an appeal from Barion Perry, who is in prison for breaking into a car in 2008.

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High Court throws out lawsuit against Ashcroft

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out damage claims against former Attorney General John Ashcroft over an American Muslim’s arrest, but four justices said the case raises serious questions about post-9/11 detentions under a federal law intended to make sure witnesses testify.

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High court tosses ruling on interviewing children

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is throwing out a lower court ruling that says authorities need warrants to talk to potential victims of sex abuse at school. But the court didn't say whether it thinks the lower court was wrong.

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Second Circuit rules for school in First Amendment case

In a First Amendment case decided last week, R.O. v. Ithaca City School District (CV 09-1651), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Ithaca City School District administrators could prohibit publication and on campus distribution of a high school student newspaper containing sexually explicit stick figures in a cartoon.

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