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Health care law survives with Roberts’ help

WASHINGTON — In a momentous ruling touching virtually every American, the Supreme Court narrowly upheld President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul Thursday with the unlikely help of conservative Chief Justice John Roberts. But the decision also gave Republicans unexpected ...

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Justice Breyer comes to Baltimore and other October events

The Maryland Court of Appeals’ Ideals of Professionalism calls on attorneys to “willingly take on the responsibility of promoting the image of the legal profession by educating each client and the public regarding the principles underlying the justice system.” On ...

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The power of five on the Supreme Court

The justices on the Supreme Court still have a few more opinions to issue this term, even if their minds are drifting toward their summer vacation plans. The final batch of opinions might include a 5-4 decision decided by the ...

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Supreme Court justices head for enviable destinations on summer recess

WASHINGTON — The pay isn’t the best, but, oh, the travel opportunities that come with being a Supreme Court justice. Geneva, Rome, Lake Tahoe — and that’s only Justice Antonin Scalia’s summer itinerary. The justices often take full advantage of ...

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Supreme Court affirms need for comic relief

Did you know John Marshall, the former Supreme Court chief justice, kept a whoopie cushion under his desk for “special occasions”? Or that early 20th century Justice Rufus Peckham would occasionally appear on the bench as his alter ego, Doofus ...

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