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Tag Archives: Justice Antonin Scalia

High court limits state action on immigration

WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court threw out major parts of Arizona’s tough crackdown on illegal immigrants Monday in a ruling sure to reverberate through the November elections. The justices unanimously approved the law’s most-discussed provision — requiring police to ...

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High court justices release financial disclosure forms

WASHINGTON — Justice Sonia Sotomayor revealed Wednesday that she is still getting gifts more than two years after her confirmation as the Supreme Court’s first Hispanic justice, including a $6,000 “translucent composite print” of important places and things from her ...

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Health care arguments: Can any portion survive?

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court signaled Wednesday that it could throw out other key parts of President Barack Obama’s health care law if it first finds the individual insurance requirement unconstitutional. On the third and last day of arguments, the ...

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Conservative justices question health care law

WASHINGTON — Sharp questioning by the Supreme Court’s conservative justices cast serious doubt Tuesday on the survival of the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul. Arguments at the high court focused on ...

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Justices seem troubled by breadth of warrant in domestic violence case (access required)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court grappled Monday with whether qualified immunity protects police who conduct a search based on a facially valid warrant that is later invalidated because it was overbroad and misstated pertinent information. At stake is Augusta Millender’s ...

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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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