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  • Violent speech on Facebook might find 1st Amendment protection, but it can still get you in trouble

    The United States protects free expression to a far greater extent than other liberal democracies. But even many free-speech advocates are uneasy about a case argued in the Supreme Court this week involving a Pennsylvania man who took to Facebook to...
  • Will Supreme Court endorse discrimination against pregnant workers?

    In some ways, the pregnancy discrimination case argued today at the U.S. Supreme Court has turned out to be a beautiful thing. Groups that are usually at each other’s throats over reproductive rights are working together to persuade the justices...
  • Rage in Missouri over grand jury decision

    Rage in Missouri over grand jury decision
    To the editor: The U.S. Supreme Court's much-reviled decision in the matter of Dred Scott (1857) remains the stark reality in America in 2014: Black persons have no rights that a white police officer is required to respect, including the right to life. ("...
  • Supreme Court weighs whether pregnant workers can claim lighter duties

    Supreme Court weighs whether pregnant workers can claim lighter duties
    Since the 1970s, employers have been warned not to discriminate against pregnant employees, who "shall be treated the same" as other workers, according to a 1978 law. But as a Supreme Court argument revealed Wednesday, it is still not exactly clear what...
  • Supreme Court acknowledges ambiguity in pregnant workers law

    Decades after Congress passed an anti-discrimination law ensuring that pregnant employees "shall be treated the same" as other workers, the Supreme Court struggled Wednesday with exactly what that federal rule requires. Some say it means employers...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg recovering after heart procedure

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg recovering after heart procedure
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a heart procedure at a Washington hospital on Wednesday after reporting discomfort following routine exercise, a court statement said. Ginsburg, 81, was resting comfortably after having a stent...
  • Supreme Court hears Lehigh Valley Facebook threats case

    Supreme Court hears Lehigh Valley Facebook threats case
    U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday wrestled with arguments over whether the online postings that landed a Lower Saucon Township man in prison should have been viewed as rap lyrics protected under the First Amendment instead of as violent threats. The...
  • Supreme Court appears unlikely to protect Facebook threats

    In its first case testing the limits of free speech on social media, the Supreme Court showed little interest Monday in extending new protections to people who post messages threatening to kill or hurt others. The justices sharply questioned the...
  • Mandatory DNA collection during arrest is unconstitutional, court says

    A state appeals court decided unanimously Wednesday that California’s practice of taking DNA from people arrested for felonies -- though not necessarily convicted or even charged -- violates the state constitution. The decision, handed down by...
  • What constitutes cruel and unusual punishment?

    What constitutes cruel and unusual punishment?
    Should a fisherman face two decades in prison for discarding a few fish at sea? That question is at the core of a statutory interpretation case the Supreme Court heard in November, but it also raises another question: What does "cruel and unusual...
  • Court weighs how companies must accommodate pregnant women

    Court weighs how companies must accommodate pregnant women
    In a case that could have a profound impact on the rights of pregnant employees, the Supreme Court on Wednesday wrestled over whether a Maryland UPS driver faced discrimination when she was asked to leave her job because her pregnancy prevented her from...