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What ‘is’ triggering offense?

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court are pondering whether the Armed Career Criminal Act applies to a felon in possession of a firearm even after the penalty for one of the defendant’s triggering “serious drug offense” crimes has been reduced. And the answer, to quote former President Bill Clinton ...

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Court: Tribe can’t sue in dual courts

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court says the Tohono O'Odham Nation cannot press its lawsuit claiming mismanagement of tribal resources in both U.S. District Court and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

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High court rejects quick review of health care law

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a call Monday from Virginia's attorney general to depart from its usual practice and put review of the health care law on a fast track. Instead, judicial review of President Barack Obama's signature legislation will continue in federal appeals courts.

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Can judge hike sentence to allow time for rehab?

They tried to make Alejandra Tapia go to rehab — by giving her an extra-long sentence so she could complete a prison program. Now it’s up to the U.S. Supreme Court to either back the lower court’s ruling, or say “no, no, no.”

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Court casts doubt on global warming suit

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court appeared deeply skeptical Tuesday about allowing states to sue electric utilities to force cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

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Local reaction to private school tuition case

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that taxpayers who challenged an Arizona law providing tax credits to school tuition organizations lacked standing to challenge a program that uses state funds generated by tax revenues to award scholarships to private religious schools.

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