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Poll: Americans doubt Supreme Court’s fairness in health law case

In this June 28, 2012, file photo, demonstrators pray outside the Supreme Court in Washington before a landmark decision on health care. Many Americans doubt that the Supreme Court can rule fairly in the latest litigation jeopardizing President Barack Obama’s health care law. The Associated Press-GfK poll finds only 1 in 10 are highly confident that the justices will rely on objective interpretations of the law instead of their personal opinions. Nearly half (48 percent) are not confident of the court’s impartiality. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Many people in the United States doubt that the Supreme Court can rule fairly in the latest litigation jeopardizing President Barack Obama's health care law. The Associated Press-GfK poll finds only 1 person in 10 is highly confident that the justices will rely on objective interpretations of the law rather than their personal opinions. Nearly half, 48 percent, are not confident of the court's impartiality.

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Ben Carson: US should rethink Supreme Court review of laws

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says the United States should rethink the notion that a president must enforce laws the Supreme Court declares constitutional. Carson said Sunday "we need to discuss" the court's long-held power to review laws passed by Congress. That authority was established in the 1803 landmark case Marbury v. Madison. Carson was asked on "Fox News Sunday" whether the executive branch is obligated to enforce laws that the Supreme Court declares constitutional. "We need to get into a discussion of this because it has changed from the original intent," he said.

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Kulbicki fights state’s bid to reinstate murder conviction

James Kulbicki’s appellate attorney urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to reject Maryland’s request to hear the state’s appeal and reinstate the former Baltimore Police sergeant’s murder conviction and life sentence in the shooting death of his mistress in 1993 while still on the force.

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Myra Bradwell did not find justice

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My colleague Lauren Kirkwood's article about the Finding Justice book event Monday celebrating women attorneys in Maryland reminded me of my Constitutional Law class (c. 1989) and the Supreme Court's 1873 decision in Myra Bradwll v. Illinois.

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Supreme Court clears way for $15M lawsuit against Baltimore Police

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for a man to pursue a $15 million lawsuit against the Baltimore Police Department and three of its officers, alleging that their unconstitutional withholding of exculpatory evidence from his 1988 trial led to him serving 20 years in prison for murder before DNA tests helped bring his freedom.

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