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Supreme Court to hear about threats on social media

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a free speech case that will likely have a major impact on social media: When do threatening comments on sites such as Facebook and Twitter cross the line […]

06/16/2014

The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Supreme Court: Children over 21 go to back of visa line

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that most immigrant children who have become adults during their parents’ years-long wait to become legal permanent residents of the United States should go to the […]

06/09/2014

This Nov. 25, 2013 file photo shows Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine speaking in Steubenville, Ohio. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies

WASHINGTON (AP) — As political campaigns begin to heat up, the Supreme Court is deciding whether false accusations and mudslinging made during an election can be punished as a crime. Addressing an issue of negative […]

04/16/2014

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High court allows disputed home search involving LAPD

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police may search a home without a warrant when two occupants disagree about allowing officers to enter, and the resident who refuses access is then arrested. […]

02/26/2014

A view of the Supreme Court can be seen from the view from near the top of the Capitol Dome on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Court could limit president’s recess appointments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just back from their own long break, Supreme Court justices set out Monday to resolve a politically charged fight over when the Senate’s absence gives the president the power to make temporary […]

01/13/2014

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor receives an Honorary Doctor of Laws at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. on May 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Confetti and music but no mayor for NYC ball drop

NEW YORK (AP) — When revelers pack New York’s Times Square to ring in 2014, they will be greeted with some familiar practices: The annual ball drop, a hefty police presence and live musical performances. […]

12/31/2013

Indian lawyers address the media outside the Supreme Court after the top court ruled that a colonial-era law criminalizing homosexuality will remain in effect in India in New Delhi, India, Dec. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

India’s Supreme Court upholds anti-gay sex law

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Supreme Court struck down a 2009 lower court decision to decriminalize homosexual conduct, dealing a blow Wednesday to gay activists who have fought for years for the chance to live […]

12/11/2013

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Court to consider California’s DNA collection law

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – An 11-judge appeals court panel will consider the constitutionality of California’s mandatory collection of DNA samples from everybody arrested in the state. Voters passed the law in 2004 to go in […]

12/08/2013

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

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)

High court casts doubt on frequent flier’s lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court indicated Tuesday it won’t offer much help to frequent fliers who want to sue when airlines revoke their miles or their memberships. The justices heard the case of a […]

12/03/2013

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