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Texas inmate facing execution loses appeal

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to consider an appeal from an East Texas man facing execution in March for a shootout that left two Henderson County sheriff’s deputies dead nearly eight years ago. The justices made ...

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High Court takes case, but plaintiff is missing


WASHINGTON — When the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to take Bobby Chen’s case involving a run-down Baltimore row house razed by the city, it looked past the fact he was too poor to pay the court’s filing fee and had ...

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Justices hear UPS pregnancy discrimination case

Vasu Reddy, left, and Harini Srinivasan, supporters of Peggy Young, a Virginia woman who lost her UPS job because she became pregnant, attend a rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. The Court is weighing how much employers must do to accommodate pregnant workers under a federal law aimed at combating discrimination against them. AP Images

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court is weighing how much employers must do to accommodate pregnant workers under a federal law aimed at combating discrimination against them. Questions from several justices during arguments Wednesday suggested the court could be searching ...

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Supreme Court considers Facebook threats case

Jeff Dion, deputy executive director of the National Center for Victims of Crime, speaks to reporters outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Monday. In a far-reaching case that probes the limits of free speech over the Internet, the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether violent and threatening rap lyrics posted on Facebook deserve protection under the First Amendment. AP Images

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court struggled Monday over where to draw the line between free speech and illegal threats in the digital age. The justices considered the case of a Pennsylvania man convicted of making violent threats after he ...

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Justices to hear challenge to health law subsidies

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a new challenge to President Barack Obama’s health care law that threatens subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people afford their health insurance premiums. The justices said they ...

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Joy, dismay as 2 sides assess gay-marriage ruling

In this file photo from 2013, demonstrators hold flags and chant in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington when the High Court was debating California’s Proposition 8 amendment that outlawed gay marriage. AP Images

One side was euphoric, the other dismayed, but both foes and supporters of same-sex marriage swiftly turned their attention to the U.S. Supreme Court after an against-the-grain appeals court ruling upheld bans or restrictions on gay marriage in four states. ...

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A fish tale: Supreme Court and the missing grouper

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared sympathetic to a Florida fisherman who says the government went overboard in prosecuting him for throwing undersized grouper off his boat. But the justices seemed to struggle over how to limit ...

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Court weighs whistleblower status for air marshal

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed inclined to rule in favor of a former federal air marshal who wants whistleblower protection for leaking sensitive information about aviation security plans. Several of the justices indicated during oral argument ...

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‘Born in Jerusalem’ passport case divides justices

Menachem Zivotofsky, second from left, looks to his father Ari Zivotofsky, as he speaks to media outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. The court is taking its second look at a dispute over the wording of U.S. passports for Americans born in Jerusalem, a case with potential foreign policy implications in the volatile Middle East. The parents of Menachem Zivotofsky, an American who was born in Jerusalem in 2002, is invoking a law passed just before the boy was born to try to force the State Department to list Menachem's place of birth as Israel on his U.S. passport. AP Images

WASHINGTON — Middle Eastern politics infused the U.S. Supreme Court’s arguments Monday over a disputed law that would allow Americans born in Jerusalem to list their birthplace as Israel on their U.S. passports. The justices appeared divided over whether the ...

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Health overhaul’s subsidies at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — U.S. Supreme Court justices have their first chance this week to decide whether they have the appetite for another major fight over President Barack Obama’s health care law. Some of the same players who mounted the first failed ...

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The life of Justice Jackson

Professor John Q. Barrett gives a presentation Tuesday on the life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson. Seated are attorney Michael R. Wolford, Justice Henry J. Scudder and U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie G. Foschio.

Never before had the Appellate Division in the Fourth Department agreed to release confidential bar admission records of any of its applicants, but when a college professor came calling last year, it found he had a compelling case. The records, ...

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