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  • Caps on Total Campaign Giving Voided by U.S. High Court

    A divided U.S. Supreme Court struck down decades-old limits on the total amount donors can give to federal candidates and parties, dealing a fresh blow to efforts to curb the role of money in American politics.

  • Secret Service Agents May Get Shield From U.S. High Court

    U.S. Supreme Court justices signaled they will bolster the Secret Service’s legal immunity as they weighed a bid to sue agents for allegedly shielding President George W. Bush from protesters a decade ago.

  • Obamacare Contraceptive Rule Splits U.S. High Court Justices

    A divided U.S. Supreme Court debated whether companies can assert the same religious rights as individuals, hearing arguments in an ideological clash over Obamacare and rules promoting contraceptive coverage.

  • Arizona, Kansas Win Case on Voter Citizenship Requirement

    Arizona and Kansas can require proof of U.S. citizenship for voter registration, a federal judge said in a loss for the Obama administration and minority- rights advocates.

  • Patent Fees Weighed in Supreme Court Case Watched by Apple

    The U.S. Supreme Court considered making it easier for companies that successfully fight off patent infringement suits to collect legal fees from the losers in a case with ramifications for Apple Inc. and Google Inc.

  • Scalia Courted as Unlikely Obama Ally in Top Court Health Battle

    The fate of President Barack Obama’s health-care law may hinge on the administration’s ability to enlist an unlikely ally: Justice Antonin Scalia, the pillar of the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative wing.

  • Scalia Turns Advocate Against Obama as Queries Criticized

    In January, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia accused the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of “high-handedness.” He was just getting warmed up.

  • Resist the Siren’s Call of ’Originalism’

    “Originalism” is an influential theory of constitutional interpretation. In the 1960s, Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, a prominent liberal, marched proudly under the originalist banner. In the modern era, originalism is championed by Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, the court’s most conservative members.

  • Stanford Fraud Suits by Investors Allowed by High Court

    Victims of R. Allen Stanford’s $7 billion Ponzi scheme can sue outside companies and law firms alleged to have played a role in the fraud, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, dealing a setback to the securities industry.

  • Grumpy Old Scalia v. Those Pesky Kids

    You may have heard that Justice Antonin Scalia referred to the majority opinion striking down the Defense of Marriage Act as “legalistic argle-bargle.” Intemperate as the dissent was, derision for Justice Anthony Kennedy’s jurisprudence of dignity and personhood was nothing new for Scalia, who has been castigating what he once called Kennedy’s “sweet mystery of life” rhetoric for a decade.

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