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  • Conservative justices seem poised to deal blow to Obamacare

    Conservative justices seem poised to deal blow to Obamacare
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court's conservative majority sounded poised Tuesday to deal a blow to President Obama's healthcare law and rule that business owners may invoke their religious beliefs to opt out of a new federal requirement that they pay...
  • L.A. man loses U.S. Supreme Court case involving warrantless search

    A Los Angeles man who appealed his robbery conviction all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court -- arguing that police had no right to search his apartment in his absence, even though another resident gave consent -- lost his case Tuesday. The 6-3 rulingĀ ...
  • A Vandenberg antiwar protester goes 0-for-9 at the Supreme Court

    A Vandenberg antiwar protester goes 0-for-9 at the Supreme Court
    With some Supreme Court arguments, it’s foolish to try to predict how the justices will rule. United States vs. Apel wasn’t one of them. The case involved a challenge by John Dennis Apel, a chronic antiwar protester, to his conviction for...
  • SCOTUS on YouTube: Now, how about real cameras?

    Surreptitiously recorded videos of Supreme Court proceedings that surfaced on YouTube last week aren't much of a viewing experience. The most revealing video, which captures a few moments from two oral argument sessions, is a jerky affair that makes...
  • Justice Department sides with broadcasters in fight against Aereo

    Justice Department sides with broadcasters in fight against Aereo
    The Department of Justice is siding with broadcasters in their legal fight against Aereo, the start-up service that streams local television signals to consumers via the Internet. In a brief filed at the Supreme Court on Monday afternoon, the department...
  • Opening the door to warrantless searches

    Opening the door to warrantless searches
    When an occupant of a home refuses to allow police to search the premises, officers should keep their distance until they obtain a warrant based on probable cause. In a case from Los Angeles, the Supreme Court on Tuesday needlessly weakened that important...
  • Supreme Court ruling expands police authority in home searches

    Supreme Court ruling expands police authority in home searches
    WASHINGTON — Police officers may enter and search a home without a warrant as long as one occupant consents, even if another resident has previously objected, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a Los Angeles case. The 6-3 ruling, triggered by a...
  • Justice Clarence Thomas' silence is 'disgraceful'? Not really.

    Jeffrey Toobin, one of the best commentators on the Supreme Court, is accusing Justice Clarence Thomas of “not doing his job” because, as is widely known, Thomas doesn’t ask questions at the court’s oral arguments. (The headline on...
  • Letters: Common Core is about teaching students to think

    Re "Common Core learning curve," Editorial, March 14 As a middle school language arts teacher, I see the new Common Core curriculum as a necessary improvement. It requires students to think deeply about what they have read and to justify their positions...
  • A satirical look inside the Kitty Kat Lounge case

    A satirical look inside the  Kitty Kat Lounge case
    In the case of Barnes v. Glen Theatre Inc., the issue at hand was whether the state of Indiana's demand that the dancers at the Glen Theatre and the Kitty Kat Lounge in South Bend, Ind., wear both pasties and G-strings as they did their thing was a...
  • In Aereo battle, articles by Ruth Bader Ginsburg's daughter cited

    In Aereo battle, articles by Ruth Bader Ginsburg's daughter cited
    Broadcasters are hoping that the daughter of a Supreme Court justice can help them convince the high court that Aereo -- the start-up service that streams local TV signals via the Internet -- is illegal and needs to be shutdown. In their 65-page...
  • It's not looking good for campaign finance limits at Supreme Court

    It's not looking good for campaign finance limits at Supreme Court
    The smart money is saying that at least some Watergate-era campaign finance limits could be struck down by the Supreme Court in a case reminiscent of the 2011 Citizens United disaster. Oral arguments were heard Tuesday in the new case, McCutcheon vs....