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  • Justices rule for Texas in dispute over license plate

    The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld Texas' refusal to issue a license plate bearing the Confederate battle flag, rejecting a free-speech challenge. The court said in a 5-4 ruling that Texas can limit the content of license plates because they are...
  • Supreme Court upholds Texas' restrictions on license plate messages

    WASHINGTON The Supreme Court has steered through a tricky First Amendment curve, ruling that Texas can deny a special license plate honoring the Sons of Confederate Veterans. In a 5-4 decision that highlights the differences between government speech and...
  • Justices render differing verdict in 2 free speech cases

    In dueling decisions Thursday about free speech, the Supreme Court upheld Texas' refusal to issue a license plate bearing the Confederate battle flag and struck down an Arizona town's restrictions on temporary signs put up by a small church. The court...
  • Fremont woman loses Supreme Court appeal to get visa for Afghan husband

    The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a California woman's request to have her Afghan husband join her in this country, upholding the government's broad power to deny entry to immigrants. By a 5-4 vote, the justices upheld the State Department's...
  • One court decision on abortion that does nothing good for women

    One court decision on abortion that does nothing good for women
    In certain parts of Texas, if you need an abortion, your nearest clinic may be in New Mexico. And not because you live on the border.    That's the likely scenario since a panel of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a troubling ruling...
  • In Jerusalem passport case, Supreme Court bolsters Obama's foreign policy power

    In Jerusalem passport case, Supreme Court bolsters Obama's foreign policy power
    The Supreme Court on Monday bolstered the constitutional role of the president, and not Congress, in setting the nation’s foreign policy, declaring the executive office has the “exclusive power” to recognize foreign governments and...
  • Supreme Court backs president's foreign policy powers in passport dispute

    Supreme Court backs president's foreign policy powers in passport dispute
    — In striking down a law that allowed Americans born in Jerusalem to have their birthplace recorded as "Israel," the Supreme Court on Monday bolstered the constitutional role of the president in setting the nation's foreign policy. In a 6-3 ruling,...
  • Employers must monitor 401(k) fees, Supreme Court rules

    Employers must monitor 401(k) fees, Supreme Court rules
    In a move that could brighten retirement prospects for millions of Americans, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that employers have a duty to keep watch over 401(k) plans to guard against high management fees that can erode retirement savings. A unanimous...
  • Supreme Court: Employers can be sued over high fees in retirement plans

    Supreme Court: Employers can be sued over high fees in retirement plans
    The Supreme Court put employers on notice Monday that they can be sued if their retirement plans offer employees mutual funds with unnecessarily high fees. In a 9-0 decision, the justices revived a lawsuit against Edison International and said the...
  • What could happen with a GOP president in 2016

    What could happen with a GOP president in 2016
    Of primary concern to every voter (regardless of party or political affiliation) is the fact that a Republican president elected in 2016 would most likely appoint four Supreme Court justices in a two-term presidency. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a...
  • Supreme court: Police immune over arrest of mentally ill woman

     Supreme court: Police immune over arrest of mentally ill woman
    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police are immune from a lawsuit arising from the arrest and shooting of a mentally ill woman in San Francisco. But the justices left undecided the question of whether police must take special precautions when...