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Justices rule against man who said police retaliated against him for exercising free speech

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Tuesday made it harder for those who say they have been arrested in retaliation for exercising their free speech rights to bring lawsuits against the arresting officers. If there was probable cause to make ...

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Supreme Court sustains policy backing transgender students

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to review a Pennsylvania school district’s policy letting transgender students use restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identities, disappointing conservatives who have opposed similar policies in schools nationwide. Without comment, ...

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Supreme Court leaves in place Pennsylvania policy supporting transgender students

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to review a Pennsylvania school district’s policy letting transgender students use restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identities. Without comment, the court declined to review an opinion from the U.S. ...

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Supreme Court rules against Apple, allowing lawsuit targeting App Store to proceed

WASHINGTON – Apple suffered a significant defeat at the Supreme Court on Monday, when the justices ruled that consumers could forge ahead with a lawsuit against the tech giant over the way it manages its App Store. The 5-4 decision ...

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Last-minute execution decisions expose wide and bitter rift at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court meets in private to decide last-minute pleas from death-row inmates to stop their executions, and what happens behind the maroon velvet curtains often stays behind the maroon velvet curtains. But that changed Monday, with justices ...

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Divided Supreme Court sides with business owners over workers in class arbitration case

WASHINGTON – A split Supreme Court delivered a win to business owners Tuesday, saying workers cannot band together in arbitration proceedings unless their employment contracts specifically allow it. Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the court’s conservative majority in the ...

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Justices tiptoe around vulgar language in challenge to trademark law

WASHINGTON – A squeamish Supreme Court did not need to hear the “f-word” or an explicit racial slur to understand the linguistic minefield it was entering Monday when considering a free-speech challenge to the federal law forbidding registration of “immoral” ...

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