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Oct. 2, 2013 - Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at Tufts University in Medford, Mass. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)

Justices weigh anonymous tips in traffic stops

There were no sound effects and certainly no cameras on hand when Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia turned an already entertaining argument over a traffic stop on a two-lane road in northern California into drama […]

01/21/2014

Sept. 19, 2013: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaking at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Technology? Some justices want to keep distance

WASHINGTON (AP) — At the Supreme Court, technology can be regarded as a necessary evil, and sometimes not even necessary. When the justices have something to say to each other in writing, they never do […]

01/07/2014

John Dennis Apel, left, and his attorney Erwin Chemerinsky, speak to reporters outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Dec. 4, 2013, following an argument on the right to protest at a military base. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Court looks at protest ban at Calif. military base

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed likely Wednesday to reinstate the trespassing conviction of a man who was caught protesting military activities in a place he had been ordered to avoid: the zone designated […]

12/04/2013

In this Oct. 29, 2013 file photo, Dottie and Tom Knodell, opponents of abortion, hold signs outside a Planned Parenthood Clinic, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Supreme Court lets Texas abortion law stay for now

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A tough new abortion law will stay in effect in Texas for now after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to intervene. A third of Texas abortion clinics have been closed because […]

11/19/2013

President Abraham Lincoln, portrayed by presenter Robert Costello, speaks Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at the Gettysburg Train Station in Gettysburg, Pa. Tuesday, Nov. 19, marks the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's short speech that has gone on to symbolize his presidency and explain the sacrifices made by Union and Confederate forces during the U.S. Civil War. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

150 years later, Lincoln’s speech long remembered

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — In solemnity, thousands gathered at a central Pennsylvania battlefield park Tuesday to honor a speech given 150 years ago that President Abraham Lincoln predicted would not be long remembered. The inspirational […]

11/19/2013

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High court test of surveillance law could be ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department says for the first time that it intends to use information gained from one of the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance programs against an accused terrorist, setting the stage […]

10/26/2013

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High court test of surveillance law could be ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department says for the first time that it intends to use information gained from one of the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance programs against an accused terrorist, setting the stage […]

10/26/2013

David Barrows of Washington holds a flag covered in money and corporate logos during a demonstration outside at the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, as the court heard arguments on campaign finance. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

High court leery of campaign contribution limits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared likely Tuesday to throw out caps on some contributions by the biggest individual donors to political campaigns. The court’s conservative justices voiced repeated skepticism about overall limits on […]

10/08/2013

The U.S. Supreme Court building. (AP Photo)

High court refuses to delay Calif. prison releases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday refused to delay a court order for California to release nearly 10,000 inmates by year’s end to improve conditions in state prisons. The court rejected a plea […]

08/02/2013

The U.S. Supreme Court building. (AP Photo)

Court: ‘pay to delay’ generic drugs can be illegal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that deals between pharmaceutical corporations and their generic drug competitors, which government officials say keep cheaper forms of medicine off the market, can be sometimes be illegal […]

06/17/2013

Arizona immigration law

Court rules Ariz. citizenship proof law illegal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states cannot on their own require would-be voters to prove they are U.S. citizens before using a federal registration system designed to make signing up easier. […]

06/17/2013

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Court says human genes cannot be patented

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that companies cannot patent parts of naturally-occurring human genes, a decision with the potential to profoundly affect the emerging and lucrative medical and biotechnology industries. The high […]

06/13/2013

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