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High Court upholds Obama health law by 5-4 vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld virtually all of President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul, including the hotly debated core requirement that nearly every American have health insurance. The 5-4 decision meant the huge overhaul, ...

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Supreme Court roundup program

Law school professor John C. Eastman will review the U.S. Supreme Court’s latest term July 9 when the Rochester Lawyers Chapter of The Federalist Society presents “A Supreme Court Roundup.” Eastman, a Henry Salvatori, professor of Law & Community Service ...

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Locals react to Arizona immigration law decision

Few of the nation’s often contentious immigration issues were clarified in the aftermath of the long awaited U.S. Supreme Court decision in Arizona v. United States. “The decision is so ambiguous — it leaves the country as confused as it ...

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Court rejects corporate campaign spending limits

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday reaffirmed its 2-year-old decision allowing corporations to spend freely to influence elections. The justices struck down a Montana law limiting corporate campaign spending. By a 5-4 vote, the court’s conservative justices said the ...

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Court: No automatic life without parole for children

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that it is unconstitutional for state laws to require juveniles convicted of murder to be sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. The 5-4 decision is in line with ...

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High Court rejects part of Arizona immigration law

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court threw out key provisions of Arizona’s crackdown on illegal immigrants Monday but said a much-debated portion could go forward on checking the status of suspects who might appear to be in the U.S. ...

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Court throws out FCC penalties for cursing, nudity

WASHINGTON — Broadcasters anticipating a major constitutional ruling on the government’s authority to regulate what can be shown and said on the airwaves instead won only the smallest of U.S. Supreme Court victories Thursday. The justices unanimously threw out fines ...

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