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  • Aereo loses Supreme Court case against TV broadcasters

    Aereo loses Supreme Court case against TV broadcasters
    The Supreme Court has ruled that Aereo, a start-up company that streams local TV signals to consumers over the Internet via remote antennas, violates the Copyright Act. In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court dismissed Aereo's argument that it was merely...
  • Supreme Court Rules Against Aereo in Victory for Broadcasters

    The Supreme Court delivered a big blow to Aereo on Wednesday, ruling that its streams of broadcast TV channels violated copyright law. The justices ruled 6-3 that because Aereo functioned essentially like a cable system, its streams of broadcast...
  • Could Aereo Get Relief From Congress? Don't Bet on It

    The Supreme Court's ruling on Aereo may have done little to shift the media landscape from the status quo, but some Capitol Hill lawmakers say the decision shows the need to update copyright and communications laws for the digital age. In fact, Justice...
  • Did the justices really understand Aereo?

    Did the justices really understand Aereo?
    In siding with broadcasters against Aereo, a pay-TV service that lets subscribers watch local stations through the Internet, the Supreme Court resorted to a simple principle: If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck, the law should treat it as a...
  • Virginia on losing, and winning, side in cross-state pollution ruling

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday resurrected Environmental Protection Agency rules targeting air pollution that drifts across state borders, handing the Obama administration a victory on one of its major environmental efforts. The...
  • The Aereo Decision: 5 Likely Scenarios for What's Next

    In the hours after the Supreme Court ruling in Aereo, consumer groups declared a victory for rising cable prices. Public interest groups declared it a win for big media dominance. And Aereo's CEO declared that the decision sends a "chilling message" to...
  • High Court upholds affirmative action ban in Michigan

    High Court upholds affirmative action ban in Michigan
    The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday dealt a blow to affirmative action, upholding a voter-approved ban on racial preferences at Michigan's state-run universities in a decision that may spur similar initiatives elsewhere. On a 6-2 vote, the court rejected a...
  • Supreme Court upholds Michigan ban on affirmative action

    WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on the use of racial affirmative action in its state universities Tuesday, ruling that voters are entitled to decide the issue. The 6-2 decision clears away constitutional challenges to...
  • Police can stop vehicles based on anonymous 911 tips, justices rule

    WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court has upheld the authority of police officers to stop cars and question their drivers based on an anonymous tip to a hot line. In a 5-4 decision written by Justice Clarence Thomas, the justices ruled that such stops do...
  • The Supreme Court's struggle to grasp Aereo's tiny TV antennas

    If you're comfortable with the Supreme Court resolving disputes over technology, the transcript of Tuesday's oral arguments in ABC vs. Aereo should change your mind. Admittedly, the case is about copyrights, not circuitry. In particular, the issue...
  • Supreme Court upholds California police search based on 911 tip

    Supreme Court upholds California police search based on 911 tip
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the authority of police officers to stop cars and question drivers based on anonymous tips to hotlines. In a 5-4 decision, the justices ruled that such stops do not amount to an unreasonable...