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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

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts (AP Photo)

Roberts renews call for court funding

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress and the White House need to restore funding to the nation’s federal courts to keep from undermining “the public’s confidence in all three branches of government,” Chief Justice John Roberts said […]

12/31/2013

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

People wait in line for the beginning of the Supreme Court 2013-2014 opening term in Washington, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Supreme Court term begins amid government shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court began its new term Monday by turning away hundreds of appeals, including Virginia’s bid to revive its anti-sodomy law. The justices took the bench just past 10 o’clock on […]

10/07/2013

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

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Court: Police can take DNA swabs from arrestees

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday said police can routinely take DNA from people they arrest, equating a DNA cheek swab to other common jailhouse procedures like fingerprinting. “Taking and analyzing […]

06/03/2013

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Patenting genes: Justices tackle big health issue

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed worried Monday about the idea of companies patenting human genes in a case that could profoundly reshape the multibillion-dollar biomedical industry and U.S. research in the fight against diseases.

04/15/2013

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts (AP Photo)

Chief justice a victim of credit-card fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts has been a victim of credit-card fraud. A Supreme Court spokeswoman said someone got hold of one of Roberts’s credit card account numbers. The court did not provide any other details.

03/28/2013

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High court skeptical of federal marriage law

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major gay rights case, the Supreme Court indicated Wednesday it could strike down the law that prevents legally married gay couples from receiving a range of federal benefits that go to other married people.

03/27/2013

Attorneys David Boies and Theodore Olson argued the Defense of Marriage Act at the Supreme Court. (AP Photo)

Justices hear arguments on Calif. Gay marriage ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer seeking an end to California’s ban on same-sex marriage is comparing it to bans on interracial marriages, a prohibition the Supreme Court declared illegal decades ago.

03/26/2013

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