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Opponents ask high court to block Native Hawaiian vote count (access required)

HONOLULU (AP) — Opponents of an election designed to be a significant step toward Native Hawaiian self-governance are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block votes from being counted in what they argue is an unconstitutional, racially exclusive process. “This ...

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Texas seeking delay in Supreme Court immigration case (access required)

WASHINGTON — Texas asked the Supreme Court Monday for more time to answer the Obama administration’s immigration appeal, a delay that probably would prevent the plan to shield millions of immigrants from deportation from taking effect during Barack Obama’s presidency. ...

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Blagojevich asks Supreme Court to hear corruption case appeal (access required)

  CHICAGO — Imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to hear an appeal of his corruption convictions that included his attempt to sell an appointment to President Barack Obama’s old Senate seat. An ...

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Supreme Court won’t hear case over grant to Planned Parenthood (access required)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has rejected an anti-abortion group’s bid to force disclosure of confidential Planned Parenthood and federal government records about a contract for family planning services in New Hampshire. The justices on Monday let stand a ruling ...

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Supreme Court struggles over gov’t freeze on assets (access required)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court struggled on Tuesday over whether the government can freeze the financial assets of people accused of crimes if the money is not directly tied to criminal activity and is needed to pay a defense lawyer. ...

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Justices skeptical of Tyson Foods in class-action case (access required)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court appeared likely Tuesday to sustain a multimillion dollar judgment against Tyson Foods Inc. in a pay dispute with more than 3,000 workers at a pork-processing plant in Iowa. The justices indicated during arguments that they ...

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Maryland public defender appeals DNA case to Supreme Court (access required)

Maryland's chief public defender asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to review and overturn a state high court ruling that police acted constitutionally when they used the DNA sample a homeless man gave them for a rape investigation to link him to an unrelated burglary.

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