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Nov 27, 2017

Justices ponder need for warrant for cellphone tower data

WASHINGTON (AP) — Like almost everyone else in America, thieves tend to carry their cellphones with them to work. When they use their phones on the job, police find it easier to do their jobs. They can get cellphone tower records that help place suspects in the vicinity of crimes, and they do so thousands […]

Jun 26, 2017

Travel ban, church-state case await action by Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before taking their long summer break, the Supreme Court justices are poised to act on the Trump administration’s travel ban and a separation of church and state dispute involving a Missouri church playground. But something could overshadow rulings in those high-profile cases: If Justice Anthony Kennedy were to use the court’s last […]

May 22, 2017

Justices make it easier for companies to defend patent cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is making it easier for companies to defend themselves against patent infringement lawsuits. The justices ruled unanimously on Monday that such lawsuits can be filed only in states where defendants are incorporated. The issue is important to many companies that complained about patent owners choosing more favorable courts in […]

Mar 23, 2017

Rights of learning-disabled students bolstered by high court

WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court has bolstered the rights of millions of learning-disabled students in a ruling that requires public schools to offer special education programs that meet higher standards. The court struck down a lower standard endorsed by President Donald Trump’s nominee to the high court. Chief Justice John Roberts said that […]

Feb 3, 2017

Sotomayor mentions Gorsuch obliquely in NYC college speech

  U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor didn’t answer questions about Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the court during a speech in New York City on Thursday, although she did refer obliquely to him when she noted that “the current nominee is 49 years old” and could serve 30 years or more. Republican President Donald Trump […]

Jan 18, 2017

Trump meets with Supreme Court candidate

  President-elect Donald Trump has met with one of the judges on his short list for potential Supreme Court nominees, less than two weeks before he is expected to announce his choice for the nation’s highest court. Judge William Pryor, an Alabama-based judge on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, met with Trump in […]

Feb 19, 2016

Discussion of Fisher v. University of Texas planned

The Monroe County Bar Association will present a panel discussion Tuesday evening on the Fisher v. University of Texas U.S. Supreme Court case that poses several difficult questions about the use of race in college admissions policies. A panel discussion, set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. , will be held at  the Rubin Center for Education […]

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