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  • Supreme Court lifts overall limits on congressional campaign donations

    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday freed wealthy donors to give more money directly to congressional candidates, extending its controversial 2010 Citizens United decision that opened the door for unlimited independent spending on political...
  • Supreme Court upholds key element in federal gun laws

    Supreme Court upholds key element in federal gun laws
    The Supreme Court upheld federal gun laws that make it a crime when buying a weapon to lie about plans to give it to someone else. By a 5-4 vote, the justices agreed that a "straw purchaser" of a gun is guilty of a crime, even if he and the ultimate...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • High court extends whistle-blower protections to contract workers

    High court extends whistle-blower protections to contract workers
    WASHINGTON — Outside accountants and lawyers who reveal fraud and wrongdoing at publicly traded companies are protected as whistle-blowers just as employees are, the Supreme Court ruled, expanding the reach of an anti-fraud law passed in the wake of...
  • Supreme Court says IQ cannot determine mental fitness in capital cases

    The Supreme Court put new limits on the death penalty Tuesday, deciding that states may not use a "rigid rule" that denies leniency to defendants with severe mental disabilities simply because they score 70 or above on an IQ test. "Intellectual...
  • Justice Elena Kagan's wonderful dissent in Greece v. Galloway

    Justice Elena Kagan's wonderful dissent in Greece v. Galloway
    Also appended, Stephen Breyer's concurring dissent. As I do from time to time, I generated a plain-text version of this opinion for ease of cutting, pasting and reading, and attempted to insert extra reader-friendly paragraph breaks. For the whole...
  • Are Supreme Court justices becoming 'party judges'?

    There’s a tendency for a journalist who covers two beats to start seeing similarities between them. In my career I’ve written a lot about two subjects: religion and the law, and I’m always discerning (or fantasizing) connections...
  • Supreme Court Gives New Life to 'Raging Bull' Rights Case

    The Supreme Court has given new life to a woman's claim that her father's collaboration with Jake LaMotta produced the story that became MGM's "Raging Bull," the 1980 classic starring Robert DeNiro. Paula Petrella will be able to proceed with her case...
  • Supreme Court gives new life to 'Raging Bull' rights case

    The Supreme Court has given new life to a woman's claim that her father's collaboration with Jake LaMotta produced the story that became MGM's "Raging Bull," the 1980 classic starring Robert DeNiro. Paula Petrella will be able to proceed with her case...
  • Supreme Court judges rob MGM in 'Raging Bull' legal bout

    On Monday, the Supreme Court decided a case that featured a famous movie — and a legal doctrine that most Americans have never heard of. The immediate loser was MGM, but the ruling will also make life difficult — too difficult — for...