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New Supreme Court term opens with new justice

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court  is starting its new term with a new justice, Elena Kagan, and bad news for hundreds of parties trying to get their cases heard at the nation’s highest court. The justices are expected to start ...

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Maryland Law hosts Supreme Court discussion

Emily Bazelon’s favorite Supreme Court decisions are ones where the liberal and conservative justices find common ground, where a Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sides with a Justice Antonin Scalia. “It’s a relief when you have cases that don’t break 5-4 ...

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Obama to tap lawyer for D.C. circuit

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is nominating an attorney from New York County’s district attorney’s office to a vacancy on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. A government official said Wednesday that Obama was nominating Caitlin Halligan, general counsel at ...

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Supreme Court ends same-day release of audio

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is broadening access to audio recordings of all its arguments, but ending its practice of same-day release of audio in high-profile cases. Beginning with the new term next week, the court will post audio files of ...

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Justices will hear dispute over Navy plane

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is getting involved in the longstanding dispute between the Pentagon and two contractors contesting the government’s demand for $3 billion over the Navy’s ill-fated A-12 Avenger attack plane. The justices on Tuesday agreed to hear ...

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Rolling through barriers in quest for the bench

When Ivan Shutinya was 10, he had a revelation while watching the swearing-in ceremony of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on TV. “I noticed that there was an African-American justice and a female justice, but no justices in wheelchairs,” ...

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Supreme Court term packed with big cases

BOSTON — The U.S. Supreme Court begins its upcoming term with a docket full of cases important to litigators. Starting on Oct. 4, the justices will take on such issues as the ability to file suit in matters involving arbitration ...

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