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Free speech dominates at Supreme Court

To get the Supreme Court’s attention these days, try saying your speech rights are being violated. Whether the underlying topic is abortion, elections, labor unions or wedding cakes, the First Amendment is starting to dominate the Supreme Court’s agenda. The ...

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Louisiana ‘dirt farmer’ asks Supreme Court’s help

WASHINGTON — Some residents in bayou country deep in southeastern Louisiana raise alligators or crawfish. Some grow turnips. Until a local government stepped in, Chad Jarreau farmed dirt. To be more precise, he dug up dirt on his property in ...

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Microsoft email-access fight with US gets top court review

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide whether law enforcement officials conducting a criminal investigation can demand data held overseas by Microsoft Corp. and other technology companies in a high-stakes clash over digital privacy. The justices will review a federal ...

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D.C. weighs gun law appeal amid US debate

WASHINGTON — D.C. officials say they will decide this week whether to ask the Supreme Court to review a ruling striking down the city’s restrictions on carrying concealed guns — a choice that could determine the fate of similar laws ...

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Justices suggest a divide on worker class-action rights

The first Supreme Court argument of the new term suggested the justices are divided over the power of employers to block class-action lawsuits by workers and channel disputes into arbitration. In a case that could affect the rights of as ...

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Significant cases on Supreme Court’s agenda

The Supreme Court term that, by law, begins on the first Monday in October includes several high-profile cases dealing with controversial social issues or with the potential to affect millions of Americans. The justices probably will not hear the dispute ...

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