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Supreme Court sides with father in international custody fight

Neither U.S. law nor an international treaty prevents one parent from appealing a federal court order that allows the other parent to move the couple’s child to a different country, even after that move has occurred, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

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Obama administration to join Md. for Supreme Court case on DNA collection

Chief Deputy Maryland Attorney General Katherine Winfree will be sharing argument time with the Obama administration when she urges the U.S. Supreme Court later this month to uphold the constitutionality of a state law permitting police to collect DNA samples from people arrested for committing or attempting to commit a violent crime.

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U.S. appeals court takes up DNA sampling

SAN FRANCISCO — A California deputy attorney general, defending a state law requiring everyone arrested for a felony to provide a genetic sample, endured tough questioning Wednesday from members of an 11-judge federal appeals court panel. At least three of ...

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Marylanders rush to parse court health care ruling

The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, including the individual insurance requirement at the heart of the law, may have mixed results, with some people opting for the tax penalty rather than the insurance, a ...

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High court to deliver health care ruling Thursday

WASHINGTON — They’ve known the outcome for three months. Now it’s time for the nine Supreme Court justices to share it with the world. Barring some incredibly strange twist, shortly after 10 o’clock in the morning Thursday, Chief Justice John ...

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Key voting rights clause upheld

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, rejecting an Alabama county’s challenge to the landmark civil rights law. The provision requires state, county and local governments with a history of ...

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High court hints at OK on Arizona immigration law

WASHINGTON — Bucking the Obama administration, Supreme Court justices seemed to find little trouble Wednesday with major parts of Arizona’s tough immigration law that require police to check the legal status of people they stop for other reasons. But the ...

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Supreme Court misunderstanding on health overhaul?

WASHINGTON — A possible misunderstanding about President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul could cloud Supreme Court deliberations on its fate, leaving the impression that the law’s insurance requirement is more onerous than it actually is. During the recent oral arguments ...

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