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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed with the Obama administration Monday in yet another of its confrontations with Arizona, striking down a state law on voter registrations and ruling that states may not require new applicants to show proof of...
Don't let the U.S. Supreme Court's very contemporary cases on gene patenting and same-sex marriage fool you: At least one justice is still living in the 18th century and doesn't care who knows it. Justice Clarence Thomas followed his astonishingly...
Tags: Insider Trading, Same-Sex Marriage, Criminals, Laws, Defendants
WASHINGTON — Crime suspects need to speak up if they want to invoke their legal right to remain silent, the Supreme Court said Monday in a ruling that highlights the limited reach of the famous Miranda decision. The 5-4 ruling upheld the murder...
Tags: Trials, Antonin Scalia, Judges, Defendants, Prosecution
The Supreme Court's ruling this month allowing police to compel DNA samples from persons arrested for serious offenses will solve cold cases around the country, putting dangerous criminals behind bars. But despite this clearly beneficial impact, the...
McClatchy Washington BureauWASHINGTON State supreme court justices are favoring the corporate interests that finance their election campaigns, a comprehensive new study concludes. With more judicial elections now awash in dollars, the study of several thousand court decisions...
The Hartford CourantLast week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that, notwithstanding the Fourth Amendment's prohibition against unreasonable searches and searches without a warrant based on probable cause, states can require that a DNA sample be taken from those arrested for...
McClatchy Washington BureauWASHINGTON Pretend military heroes could face up to a year in prison under the latest version of the Stolen Valor Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law Monday. It's a bill similar to one the Supreme Court deemed unconstitutional last year....
— The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for police around the country to take DNA samples from people arrested for serious crimes, a major step toward expanding a national database that will match new suspects to evidence from old crime...
Excerpts from Supreme Court's opinions: / "A suspect's criminal history is a critical part of his identity that officers should know when processing him for detention." "When officers make an arrest supported by probable cause to hold for a serious...
WASHINGTON -- The police may take a DNA sample from people arrested for serious crimes, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a major victory for law enforcement and crime victims. The 5-4 decision is likely to make the taking of DNA samples as common as...
The Supreme Court has yet to decide this year's attention-grabbing cases on same-sex marriage, affirmative action and the Voting Rights Act. But last week, a divided court decided Arlington v. FCC, an important victory for Barack Obama's administration...
Many factors of the country's legal system are geared toward making sure innocent people are not convicted of crimes. The modern use of DNA testing has cleared people who were found guilty of a crime years before this technology existed. On Monday a...
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