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  • Republicans' net neutrality bill hints at a middle ground

    The debate over the net neutrality rules proposed last year by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has made at least two things clear. First, there is broad support for rules that have the same goals as the ones the commission adopted...
  • PPL, PUC oppose open records appeal to Supreme Court

    PPL, PUC oppose open records appeal to Supreme Court
    PPL Utilities and the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission have asked the state Supreme Court not to accept an appeal of a lower court ruling that allows them to keep secret details of an investigation the agency conducted into power restoration...
  • Supreme Court to decide if same-sex couples have the right to marry everywhere in America

    Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America under the Constitution. The justices will take up gay-rights cases that ask them...
  • Muslim prisoner wins Supreme Court case to keep his beard

    The Supreme Court ruled unanimously for a Muslim prisoner Tuesday, deciding he has a religious-freedom right to grow a half-inch beard. The justices said prison authorities in Arkansas had no convincing reason for contending that Gregory Holt's neatly...
  • Supreme Court sides with Muslim inmate -- and helps solidify a key religious right

    In what is perhaps their least surprising decision in recent years, the justices of the Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday that an Arkansas prison violated a Muslim prisoner's rights by forbidding him to grow the half-inch beard he said was...
  • Supreme Court won't hear challenge from retailers over debit card swipe fees

    Supreme Court won't hear challenge from retailers over debit card swipe fees
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a challenge from retailers who claim the Federal Reserve allows banks to charge businesses too much for handling debit card transactions. The justices let stand a federal appeals court ruling that upheld the Fed's...
  • David Gans: A simple plan to increase small political donations

    David Gans: A simple plan to increase small political donations
    The U.S. campaign finance system is badly broken and desperately in need of new solutions. In 5-4 rulings in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, five years ago Wednesday in 2010, and McCutcheon vs. Federal Election Commission, in 2014,...
  • Justices weigh judicial candidates' appeal for campaign cash

    Justices weigh judicial candidates' appeal for campaign cash
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with whether states can prohibit personal appeals for campaign contributions by candidates for elected judgeships. The justices heard arguments in a case from Florida, five years after...
  • Supreme Court asked to free judges to personally seek campaign money

    Supreme Court asked to free judges to personally seek campaign money
    In a clash between the 1st Amendment and judicial ethics code, the Supreme Court debated Tuesday whether to free elected judges to personally ask for campaign contributions from voters, including lawyers and others who might one day find themselves in...
  • Fort Lauderdale lawyer lays out case for preventing judges from soliciting campaign cash

    Fort Lauderdale lawyer lays out case for preventing judges from soliciting campaign cash
    Writing on behalf of the cream of Florida’s legal profession – former Supreme Court justices and former presidents of the Florida Bar – Fort Lauderdale lawyer Daniel Wallach says that the U.S. Supreme Court should uphold state bans on...
  • Supreme Court appears divided on judges seeking campaign money

    WASHINGTON Conservative Supreme Court justices sounded skeptical Tuesday about Florida's ban on judicial candidates personally soliciting campaign contributions, setting up another closely divided decision over money and political speech. While some...