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Del. high court deciding whether state’s sheriffs have arrest powers

DOVER, Del. — The Delaware Supreme Court is weighing whether sheriffs in Delaware have the authority to arrest people after a hearing Wednesday in a legal battle between Sussex County Sheriff Jeff Christopher and state and county officials. Christopher, a ...

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Inside the First Amendment: High court rulings reinforce free speech (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court has given us two terms of remarkable support for free expression — in cases remarkable for speech that many, if not most, of us really, really dislike. Its ruling June 27 that the states cannot forbid ...

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Solicitor general cites WWII-era internment mistakes

WASHINGTON — Nearly 70 years after the Supreme Court upheld the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, the government’s top high court lawyer says one of his predecessors concealed critical information that could have tipped the cases. In a ...

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