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In travel ban case, Supreme Court considers ‘the president’ vs. ‘this president’

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court’s final oral argument of the term will be one of its most important and potentially far-reaching, an examination of the president’s authority to protect the country by banning some foreigners who seek entry. But, similar ...

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Supreme Court considers whether states should have power to tax all online sales

An already-diminished perk of online shopping – avoiding the payment of sales tax – is in danger of extinction at the Supreme Court this week. The justices will consider deleting a 26-year-old precedent and uploading a new operating system for ...

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Supreme Court rule: (Other) justices shouldn’t conduct independent research

During last week’s Supreme Court arguments about crisis pregnancy centers, Justice Sonia Sotomayor introduced a long line of questions by saying she had recently visited the website of one of the clinics that is a party to the suit. Eventually, ...

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Supreme Court to consider how fast government must act in detaining immigrants for deportation

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court said Monday it will consider the extent of the federal government’s power to detain for deportation immigrants who have served time for criminal acts. There is a split in the lower courts on whether federal ...

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Justices come armed with ‘what-ifs’ in reviewing ‘speech-free’ polling places

WASHINGTON – Some Supreme Court justices on Wednesday seemed to think Minnesota’s law banning “political” clothing and buttons from polling places is an affront to free speech, while some seemed to think it might uphold the decorum and dignity due ...

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‘Making a Murderer’ subject asks for Supreme Court review

Brendan Dassey, whose conviction was highlighted in the popular Netflix documentary “Making a Murderer,” asked the Supreme Court on Tuesday to throw out the confession he made more than a decade ago, saying it was improperly coerced. The controversial interrogation ...

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Supreme Court critical of lawyer’s decision to concede guilt of client who claimed innocence

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court seemed reluctant Wednesday to validate a lawyer’s decision to concede his client’s guilt against the client’s wishes, even if the attorney thought it was the best way to save the man from the death penalty. ...

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Fourth Amendment scrutinized before high court

WASHINGTON – As the Supreme Court once again delved into the meaning of the Constitution’s prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures by government officials, Justice Stephen Breyer was characteristically optimistic. “I’m looking for something simple,” he told one of the ...

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