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  • Bid to block health exchange in Tennessee seen as 'overkill'

    Some Republican lawmakers still reveling in the recent defeat of a proposal to expand Medicaid coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans are now setting their sights on 230,000 people enrolled through the federal health insurance exchange. State Sen....
  • Fisherman's high court win spurs call for legal reform

    The Supreme Court case of a fisherman hooked by a law meant to preserve documents, not fish, is renewing calls to curb the reach of criminal laws that critics say are too vague. Groups across the political spectrum — from the liberal American Civil...
  • Fate of health care law is in justices' hands � again

    WASHINGTON Four little words will make a world of difference when the Supreme Court considers a potentially disabling challenge to President Barack Obama's signature health care law Wednesday. In a case that concerns language and politics more than the...
  • Former US Rep. Rick Renzi reports to prison for 3-year term

    Former Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi reported to a federal prison in West Virginia on Friday to begin serving a three-year sentence for corruption, money laundering and other convictions. Renzi previously succeeded in postponing the start of his...
  • Religion, the workplace and the Supreme Court

    Religion, the workplace and the Supreme Court
    The federal Civil Rights Act bans discrimination in employment on the basis of religion, but it does more than that: Under the law, a company must accommodate the religious practices of workers unless doing so imposes an undue hardship on the conduct of...
  • The return of the death of Obamacare

    WASHINGTON The possibility that the U.S. Supreme Court will soon eliminate federal subsidies for people buying health insurance through the Affordable Care Act is the biggest story in politics and economics that no one wants to talk about. But the...
  • 'Mental anguish' law opposed by cop-killer debated in court

    Prosecutors urged a federal judge Thursday to dismiss two challenges to a Pennsylvania law that opponents including convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal say violates prisoners' constitutional right to free speech. The law allows victims of violent crimes...
  • Justices appear to favor Muslim denied job over headscarf

    Have you heard the one about the Sikh, the Hasidic Jew, the Muslim and the nun who walked into a job interview? Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito channeled his inner stand-up comic Wednesday in indicating that he and most of the court would side with...
  • Does the Supreme Court care that Americans support gay marriage?

    WASHINGTON As Noah Rothman of the conservative blog Hot Air put it Friday, polls show that "gay marriage is so popular that even Republicans are coming around." A new CNN/ORC poll found that 63 percent of Americans side with gay and lesbian couples on...
  • Justices: Dentists unfair to limit teeth-bleaching providers

    The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a state regulatory board made up mostly of dentists violated federal law against unfair competition when it tried to prevent lower-cost competitors in other fields from offering teeth-whitening services. By a 6-3...
  • High court narrows obstruction of justice definition under 'Enron law'

    High court narrows obstruction of justice definition under 'Enron law'
    The Supreme Court narrowed the definition of obstruction of justice under the so-called Enron law and did so Wednesday by freeing a Florida fishing boat captain from charges that he secretly tossed overboard dozens of undersized red grouper to avoid...