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SCOTUS Chief Justice says courts will examine sexual harassment protections

WASHINGTON – Chief Justice John Roberts announced an initiative Sunday to ensure there are proper procedures in place to protect law clerks and other court employees from sexual harassment, saying it is clear that the federal judiciary “is not immune” ...

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Barring expletive and other ‘immoral or scandalous’ trademarks is unconstitutional, court rules

When Erik Brunetti set out in 2011 to trademark Fuct, the name of his clothing company, he faced an uphill battle. At the time, federal trademark law barred registration of material deemed “immoral” or “scandalous.” For obvious phonetic reasons, Fuct ...

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Supreme Court turns down case that raised issue of gay worker protections

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court passed up a chance Monday to decide whether federal workplace protections on sex discrimination extend to sexual orientation. The question has divided lower courts and presidential administrations as well. When Barack Obama was president, the ...

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Justices seem open to more restraints on government access to digital data

WASHINGTON – A majority of Supreme Court justices seemed to agree Wednesday that the abundance of private information available about Americans in the digital age might require new restraints on government’s ability to access it. In the specific case before ...

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Trump adds five judges to potential Supreme Court nominee list

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday added federal appellate Judge Brett Kavanaugh and four other jurists to his list of potential nominees to the Supreme Court. White House counsel Don McGahn said the group reflects the Trump administration’s ...

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