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Justices Rebuff NJ’s Effort On Sports Betting

The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a ban on sports gambling in New Jersey, rebuffing an attempt to bring betting on professional and college sporting events to Atlantic City casinos and the state’s racetracks.

06/23/2014

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Sotomayor: Affirmative Action Options Don’t Work

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor rejected on Sunday the notion that alternatives to affirmative action such as income or residency could achieve similar results in diversifying the nation’s colleges and universities.

06/22/2014

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Supreme Court To Consider Free Speech Rights Of People Who Use Threatening Language On Facebook

The Supreme Court will consider the free speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other electronic media where the speaker’s intent is not always clear.

06/16/2014

File photo of the U.S. Supreme Court justices. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Sides With Gun Control Groups, Obama Administration On ‘Straw Purchaser’ Law

A divided Supreme Court sided with gun control groups and the Obama administration Monday, ruling that the federal ban on “straw” purchases of guns can be enforced even if the ultimate buyer is legally allowed to own a gun.

06/16/2014

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Shield Law Backers Sense Momentum After House Vote

Supporters of legislation to protect reporters from being compelled to name confidential sources are claiming new momentum after a recent surprise vote in the GOP-controlled House and in advance of a possible Senate debate this summer.

06/03/2014

U.S. Supreme Court members pose for photographs in 2010. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Rejects New York Times Reporter’s Appeal To Protect Source

A reporter who has been ordered to testify at the trial of a former CIA officer accused of disclosing classified information lost his bid Monday to get the Supreme Court to clarify whether journalists have a right to protect their confidential sources.

06/02/2014

U.S. Supreme Court members pose for photographs in 2010. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Sides With Officers Who Were Sued Over Deadly High-Speed Chase

The Supreme Court has sided with police officers who were sued over a high-speed chase that ended with the deaths of the fleeing driver and his passenger.

05/27/2014

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Justices Rule For Death Row Inmates With Low IQ

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that states must look beyond an intelligence test score in borderline cases of mental disability to determine whether a death row inmate is eligible to be executed.

05/27/2014

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Supreme Court Rules Protesters Could Not Bring Free-Speech Claims Against Secret Service Agents Guarding Bush

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a group of protesters could not bring free-speech claims against two Secret Service agents who were guarding President George W. Bush during a 2004 campaign trip to Oregon.

05/27/2014

Faith Kassan, left, 46, and Jennifer Ehrman, 43, feed each other chocolate during their marriage ceremony on July 1 2013 in West Hollywood, Calif. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Law Professor: ‘Judges Can Read The Tea Leaves’ On Gay Marriage

One after another and in sometimes evocative language, judges appointed by Republican and Democratic presidents are declaring it’s too late to turn back on the topic of same-sex marriage.

05/26/2014

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