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  • Supreme Court extends whistle-blower protections under anti-fraud law

    Supreme Court extends whistle-blower protections under anti-fraud law
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday expanded protections for whistle blowers covered by an anti-fraud law passed following the collapse of energy giant Enron, ruling outside accountants, auditors and lawyers cannot be fired or punished for exposing...
  • SCOTUS on YouTube: Now, how about real cameras?

     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...
  • 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...
  • Las Vegas gambler's suit over seized cash rejected by Supreme Court

    WASHINGTON — A professional gambler from Las Vegas who had $97,000 of her cash temporarily seized by a federal agent during a stopover at the Atlanta airport was told by the Supreme Court on Tuesday that if she wanted to sue, she must do it in...
  • Supreme Court ruling could mean new trial for Alabama death row inmate

    Supreme Court ruling could mean new trial for Alabama death row inmate
    WASHINGTON - It's unusual for this Supreme Court to overturn a death penalty conviction, more so without dissents from conservatives Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia. But Monday all nine justices found a double murder conviction so troubling that...
  • Is Benedict helping Francis 'downsize' the papacy?

    Is Benedict helping Francis 'downsize' the papacy?
    Vaticanologists inside and outside journalism have been puzzling over the surprise appearance of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at a ceremony Saturday at which his successor, Pope Francis, installed new members of the College of Cardinals. ABC News...
  • For women, guns in the home prove especially deadly

    For women, guns in the home prove especially deadly
    So much for the argument that a gun in the house makes you safer. And it’s especially not true for women. Atlantic Cities has a roundup piece Monday of recent studies of gun ownership and violence. It concludes that women living in homes in...
  • Justice Clarence Thomas' silence is 'disgraceful'? Not really.

    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...
  • Generic drug makers fight rule on health risk warnings

    Generic drug makers fight rule on health risk warnings
    WASHINGTON — Companies that make generic drugs, the medications most Americans buy, are fighting to kill a proposed federal regulation that would require them for the first time to warn patients of all the known health risks of each drug they sell....
  • 'Boobies bracelets' heading for the Supreme Court?

    'Boobies bracelets' heading for the Supreme Court?
    In 1969, in a case involving children who were disciplined for wearing black armbands to protest the Vietnam War, the Supreme Court ruled that students don't "shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate." ...
  • Supreme Court signals opposition to abortion clinic buffer zone

    Supreme Court signals opposition to abortion clinic buffer zone
    WASHINGTON — In a case pitting free speech against abortion rights, Supreme Court justices signaled Wednesday they were inclined to strike down a Massachusetts law that sets a 35-foot buffer zone to prevent protesters from approaching clinics that...