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Justices limit recovery in securities fraud cases (access required)

WASHINGTON  — The Supreme Court on Monday made it tougher for the government to recover ill-gotten gains from people convicted of securities fraud, ruling that such recoveries are subject to a five-year statute of limitations. The unanimous ruling could hamstring ...

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Justices will review police use of cellphone tower data (access required)

WASHINGTON — In a new case about digital age technology and privacy, the Supreme Court will consider whether police need warrants to review cellphone towers records that help them track the location of criminal suspects. The justices agreed Monday to ...

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High court limits seizure of assets from drug conspiracies (access required)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is limiting the government’s ability to seize assets from people who are convicted of drug crimes but receive little of the illegal proceeds. The justices ruled Monday that a Tennessee man convicted for his role ...

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Voter-purge effort by Ohio gets Supreme Court review (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider giving states more freedom to rid their voter rolls of people who haven’t cast ballots in a while. Agreeing to hear an appeal by Ohio, the justices said they’ll consider reinstating a purging technique ...

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Unanimous Supreme Court sides with immigrant in deportation case (access required)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with a Mexican immigrant who faced deportation after he was convicted of having consensual sex with his underage girlfriend. The justices ruled unanimously that while Juan Esquivel-Quintana committed a crime under California ...

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Supreme Court puts new curbs on patent suit locations (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court put sharp new limits on where patent-infringement lawsuits can be filed, undercutting patent owners’ ability to channel cases to favorable courts. The justices on Monday unanimously ruled in favor of TC Heartland LLC, an Indiana-based maker ...

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Supreme Court won’t revive North Carolina voter-ID law (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court dealt an unexpected setback to the voter-identification movement, refusing to reinstate North Carolina ballot restrictions that a lower court said target blacks “with almost surgical precision.” Turning away the appeal pressed by state Republican leaders, the ...

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