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Copyright case to impact online shopping and discount stores

WASHINGTON — U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday weighed copyright protections for publishers, creative artists and manufacturers in a global marketplace in a case that has attracted the interest of Costco, eBay and Google. The outcome has important implications for ...

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Delay in DOMA cases?

New filing are expected at the U.S. Supreme Court in pending certiorari petitions involving the constitutional challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, a law prohibiting the federal recognition of same-sex marriages even where they are allowed under state law. ...

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Court halts turnover of secret IRA tapes

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily blocked Boston College from turning interviews over to the government that academic researchers recorded with a former Irish Republic Army member. The high court on Wednesday stayed a lower court order that ...

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Heirs of 1790 jurist win court fight over papers

RALEIGH, N.C. — Descendants of one of the first U.S. Supreme Court justices have won a legal fight against the state of North Carolina over ownership of their ancestor’s historic papers, which are potentially worth millions. The North Carolina Court ...

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High Court seems unclear on house vs. boat question

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court seems torn on when the law should treat some floating homes as houseboats and when it should treat them as houses.   The question came up Monday as the court was trying to figure ...

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Court rejects challenge to roadless rule

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Supreme Court has turned away an appeal challenging a federal rule that bars development on 50 million acres of roadless areas in national forests.   The justices ruled Monday they will leave in place a ...

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Supreme Court begins term with human rights case

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court opened its new term Monday with a high-stakes dispute between businesses and human rights groups over accountability for foreign atrocities. The justices appeared ready to impose new limits on lawsuits brought in U.S. ...

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