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US Supreme Court rejects Onondaga’s land claim

SYRACUSE — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the Onondaga Indian Nation’s petition to review the dismissal of its long-running lawsuit claiming a massive swath of land running down the middle of New York state. The Nation had argued ...

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Court: Do forum selection clauses trump fed rules?

Forum selection clauses are commonly used to control where disputes can be adjudicated, particularly those arising from business and consumer contracts. But when a party files suit in a court other than the one specified in such an agreement, how ...

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High Court won’t hear 4-time DWI offender case

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear the case of a Yates County man who sought to have his driving-while-intoxicated conviction overturned because he claimed he should have a right to confront the people who test and maintain the Breathalyzer ...

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U.S. Supreme Court leery of campaign contribution limits

This artist rendering shows Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, seated, center, listening as attorney Bobby Burchfield,standing, right, argues for McConnell during the U.S. Supreme Court’s hearing on campaign finance Tuesday at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. Justices, from left, are Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Samuel Alito and Elena Kagan. AP Images

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court appeared likely Tuesday to throw out caps on some contributions by the biggest individual donors to political campaigns. The court’s conservative justices voiced repeated skepticism about overall limits on what individuals may give in ...

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Court won’t hear appeal of landmark 1996 lawsuit

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal of a Florida lawsuit making it easier for sick smokers or their survivors to pursue lawsuits against tobacco companies. The court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from Philip ...

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U.S. Supreme Court term begins with contentious topics

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court is beginning a new term with controversial issues that offer the court’s conservative majority the chance to move aggressively to undo limits on campaign contributions, undermine claims of discrimination in housing and mortgage lending, ...

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Forum on Voting Rights Act decision planned

A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling determined a section of the Voting Rights Act of 1963 — dealing with jurisdictions that had experienced irregularities and outright discriminatory actions to suppress voter turnouts — was no longer necessary, but left room ...

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In firearm case, justices weigh question of intent

Criminal attorneys are closely watching an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case that could drastically affect the number of convictions and guilty pleas under one of the most commonly-charged federal crimes on the books: aiding and abetting the use of a ...

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After DOMA, legal issues remain

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this year striking down part of a statute barring the recognition of same-sex marriage under federal law has created confusion on the ground as same-sex couples begin applying for benefits they still may not ...

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Cellphone search cases move closer to court

The U.S. Supreme Court may soon address an issue it has carefully avoided until now: Just how much privacy do Americans enjoy in the information contained within and emanating from their cellphones? “This issue is clearly on its way to ...

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