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Justice Scalia says Supreme Court should stop inventing ‘new minorities’

Conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia struck a dismissive tone on Monday against diversity in a speech in Bozeman, Montana, the Associated Press reported. “It’s not up to the courts to invent new minorities that get special protections,” Scalia told an audience at an event held by the Federalist Society,…

Supreme Court sanctions warrantless DNA collection from arrestees

Police in states that collect DNA evidence from everyone arrested for felony crimes may continue to do so, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday. In a 5-4 decision (PDF) that saw arch conservative Justice Antonin Scalia side with the nation’s three reliably liberal justices, the court upheld a ruling out…

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