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Judge’s word on NSA program won’t be the last

This file photo shows the National Security Agency campus in Fort Meade, Md. A federal judge says the NSA’s bulk collection of phone records violates the Constitution’s ban on unreasonable searches.  AP Images

WASHINGTON — A federal judge made headlines Monday by declaring that the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of millions of Americans’ telephone records is likely unconstitutional. But even he realized his won’t be the last word on the issue. U.S. ...

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Private nursing homes challenge spending cap

The constitutionality of a state law regarding spending by nursing home owners is being challenged by a group of nursing homes. The statute, as amended in 2010, requires operators of nursing homes to obtain state approval to withdraw more than ...

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Out-of-state attorney law struck down

Earlier this month, New York’s 150 year-old law requiring out-of-state attorneys to have a physical presence in the state to practice law was declared unconstitutional by Northern District of New York Judge Lawrence E. Kahn in the case of Schoenefeld v. State of New York.

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