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Court won’t stop lawsuit against tribal casino

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court won’t stop a lawsuit seeking to shut down a Native American casino in Michigan. The high court on Monday upheld a lower court decision that would allow casino foe David Patchak to sue to shut ...

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High court says no OT pay for drug sales reps

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that sales representatives for pharmaceutical companies do not qualify for overtime pay under federal law, a big victory for the drug industry. In a 5-4 decision Monday, the court’s conservative majority concluded that ...

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Media groups ask for live health care ruling coverage

In what is likely another futile effort to get cameras in the U.S. Supreme Court’s marbled courtroom, several media organizations have asked that the upcoming announcement of the decision in the health care law challenge be televised. Reporters Committee for ...

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Qualified immunity decision leaves retaliatory arrest issue unsettled

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to clearly answer the question of whether plaintiffs can bring First Amendment-based retaliatory arrest claims despite the existence of probable cause. The continued uncertainty has disappointed legal experts and advocates on both sides of ...

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Judges can’t decide draft complaint: Court

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says federal employees cannot go to trial judges to complain about their firing for not signing up for the U.S. draft.   The high court ruled Monday that the Civil Service Reform Act took U.S. ...

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Prop 8 battle inches closer to Supreme Court

The battle over California’s voter-enacted ban on same-sex marriage, Proposition 8, takes a step closer to the U.S. Supreme Court today. The 9th Circuit will rule on a request by the law’s supporters for an en banc rehearing of the ...

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Court declines to hear music downloading case

A $675,000 jury verdict against a student who illegally downloaded 30 songs from the Internet was left standing by the U.S. Supreme Court, which declined to take the matter up.   Joel Tenenbaum, a 28-year-old Boston University physics student, used ...

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High Court rules on loan discount fee, juror statement

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that three families cannot sue a mortgage company for allegedly charging them a loan discount fee without giving them a lower interest rate. The high court’s decision tosses out lawsuits ...

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Lawyers, lawmakers ponder limits of Supreme Court GPS tracking ruling

WASHINGTON — Months after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the police’s use of GPS tracking devices on suspects’ cars constitutes a search for Fourth Amendment purposes, law enforcement officials, defense lawyers and lawmakers are trying to define the limits ...

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