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Supremes give win to anti-gun forces

Supremes give win to anti-gun forces

A divided Supreme Court sided with gun control groups and the Obama administration Monday, ruling that the federal ban on “straw” purchases of guns can be enforced even if the…

Supremes set to decide on 17 cases

Supremes set to decide on 17 cases

It’s crunch time at the Supreme Court, where the justices are racing to issue opinions in 17 cases over the next two weeks. The religious rights of corporations, the speech…

Segregation returning to American schools

Segregation returning to American schools

Segregation is making a comeback in U.S. schools. Progress toward integrated classrooms has largely been rolled back since the Supreme Court issued its landmark Brown v. Topeka Board of Education…

Supremes say ‘amen’ to prayer at public meetings

Supremes say ‘amen’ to prayer at public meetings

A narrowly divided Supreme Court upheld decidedly Christian prayers at the start of local council meetings on Monday, declaring them in line with long national traditions though the country has…

Race is increasingly significant

Race is increasingly significant

Behind every Supreme Court decision is a sociology of ordinary life. Opinions reveal the justices’ view of what’s what in the world, how people act and why things change. Justices…

Supremes looking at ‘no warrant’ cell phone searches

Supremes looking at ‘no warrant’ cell phone searches

The Supreme Court is considering whether police may search cellphones found on people they arrest without first getting a warrant. The court’s latest foray into the issue of privacy in…

Supremes nix big bucks award for child porn victim

Supremes nix big bucks award for child porn victim

The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a…

Supremes OK Michigan’s affirmative action ban

Supremes OK Michigan’s affirmative action ban

A state’s voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also…

Justices appear skeptical in Internet streaming case

Justices appear skeptical in Internet streaming case

Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use…

Another blow against Arizona’s immigration law

Another blow against Arizona’s immigration law

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal of a blocked provision of Arizona’s 2010 immigration enforcement law, dealing another blow to Gov. Jan Brewer in her…