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The Supreme Court could decide how bad a hack must be for victims to sue

WASHINGTON – Two class-action lawsuits that could come before the Supreme Court this term seek to determine just how bad a cybersecurity lapse must be before customers can sue. In both cases, federal appeals court judges formally approved lawsuits by ...

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Trump administration asks Supreme Court to allow enforcement of asylum ban

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to allow it to enforce a new policy of denying asylum to those who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border, a change that lower courts have declared likely illegal. A ...

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Supreme Court seems reluctant to prohibit state and federal prosecutions of same crime

WASHINGTON – A majority of the Supreme Court sounded unlikely Thursday to overturn more than a century of doctrine that allows states and the federal government to prosecute someone for the same criminal conduct. While it went unmentioned at the ...

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In old-fashioned exchange of missives, Supreme Court bids adieu to former colleague

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court formally marked the retirement on Monday of Anthony Kennedy with an old-fashioned exchange of letters that the chief justice read aloud from the bench. The justices, often bitterly divided on high-profile legal issues, were unanimous ...

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Supreme Court appears ready to say excessive fine prohibition applies to states

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WASHINGTON – The question of whether the Constitution’s prohibition on excessive fines applies to state and local governments seemed to strike the Supreme Court Wednesday as something of a constitutional no-brainer. “Here we are in 2018 still litigating incorporation of ...

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Supreme Court to tackle forfeiture case involving Indiana man whose car was seized by police after a drug deal

WASHINGTON – After Tyson Timbs pleaded guilty in 2015 to selling heroin worth $225 to undercover cops, he got a year of home detention and five years of probation. The state of Indiana got his $42,000 Land Rover SUV. The ...

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Free speech violation or a simple arrest? Supreme Court faces a familiar problem

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WASHINGTON – Some legal questions are knotty enough that the Supreme Court can’t decide them on the first try. Or the second. And, after Monday’s oral argument over a familiar problem, there was reason to believe that the third time ...

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Ginsburg writes first opinion of Supreme Court term, about age discrimination

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday that the federal law prohibiting age discrimination in employment applies to state and local governments, regardless of their size. The 8-0 decision was written by the court’s oldest member, Justice Ruth Bader ...

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US Supreme Court rejects net neutrality appeals after year delay

The U.S. Supreme Court turned away a group of long-pending appeals from the broadband industry over the Obama-era “net neutrality” rule, which barred internet service providers from giving preferential treatment to some web traffic. The appeals, filed more than a ...

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