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Justices won’t review ruling on tipped employees

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will allow bartenders and servers who make part of their money through tips to file lawsuits for more money when they do work that doesn’t involve tips. The high court refused to hear an appeal ...

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Student speech cases appeals rejected

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has passed up a pair of cases for the online age — whether schools may censor students who are at home when they create online attacks against school officials and other students. The justices on ...

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Connecticut speech case sidestepped

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is refusing to disturb a court ruling that Connecticut school officials acted reasonably in disciplining a student for an Internet posting she wrote outside of school. The justices on Monday turned down an appeal from Avery Doninger ...

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First new Wal-Mart bias suit filed

The first of what promises to be many smaller-sized job discrimination class actions against Wal-Mart in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling barring a single massive class has been filed in California. Attorneys for the plaintiffs in Dukes v. Wal-Mart — using the same named plaintiffs ...

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Court reinstates ‘shaken baby’ conviction

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has again reinstated the conviction of a California woman for shaking her 7-week-old grandson to death, a final ruling that ends a protracted dispute with the federal appeals court in San Francisco.

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SCOTUS asked to OK protests at SCOTUS

The issue of whether the First Amendment allows protests on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court will soon land before the justices. Members of a group arrested in 2008 after protesting the Guantanamo Bay detention camp on the steps of the Supreme Court will ask that very court to rule that the arrests violated their free speech rights.

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Scalia talks Constitution at U of R symposium

One thing that’s clear about the meaning of the Constitution is that it has a different meaning for many of the judges who interpret it. The death penalty, same-sex marriage and freedom of speech were among the many topics discussed Saturday by some of the nation’s leading judges in a special ...

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Report: Emergency SCOTUS terrorism plan needed

An emergency Supreme Court, made up of justices selected and confirmed ahead of time, should be created so that the Court will be able to function should four or more justices be killed in a terror attack, according to a new report by government continuity experts.

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Troy Davis execution fuels eyewitness ID debate

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Before he was executed in Georgia last week, Troy Davis brought worldwide attention to his case by challenging the trustworthiness of bystanders who said they saw him shoot a police officer. Davis lost the battle to spare his life, but experts say his case adds fuel to an already-simmering debate ...

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