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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

WASHINGTON  — Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an ideological confrontation over his successor in the maelstrom of a presidential ...

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Choose your own Scalia insult

“Pure applesauce.” “Jiggery-pokery.” Comparable to “the mystical aphorisms of the fortune cookie.” How’s that for a sampling of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s thoughts on his colleagues’ judicial reasoning? And that’s just last week. Scalia’s dissents in both King v. ...

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Excerpts from Supreme Court’s gay marriage opinions

Excerpts from the majority opinion of Justice Anthony Kennedy and dissents written by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito in the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling Friday that declared a constitutional right to same-sex ...

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Supreme Court strikes down ‘born in Jerusalem’ passport law

WASHINGTON  — Siding with the White House in a foreign-policy power struggle with Congress, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that Americans born in the disputed city of Jerusalem can’t list Israel as their birthplace on passports. In a 6-3 ruling, ...

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Justice Scalia expects NSA wiretaps to end up in court

McLEAN, Va. — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says the courts will ultimately have to determine the legality of wiretapping by the National Security Agency. And he’s not sure that’s a good thing. Scalia addressed NSA wiretapping Wednesday in a ...

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