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The Obama administration doesn’t want the Supreme Court to look at NSA spying

President Barack Obama’s administration is urging the Supreme Court not to take up the first case it has received on controversial National Security Agency cybersnooping. US government attorneys argue that the Supreme Court does not have the jurisdiction to take the case, filed in July by the Electronic Privacy Information…

Broadcast television networks ask Supreme Court to stop Aereo

The four major broadcast television networks are taking their case against cord-cutting startup Aereo to the U.S. Supreme Court after failing to win a preliminary injunction Friday against the firm facing their copyright infringement suit. Federal Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton in the United States District Court for the District of…

Supreme Court rejects Cuccinelli’s bid to ban sodomy in Virginia

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to re-establish the ban on oral and anal sex in his state. In March, Cuccinelli had appealed to the Supreme Court after a three-judge panel of the Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had…

Supreme Court declines to review Argentine debt case

The US Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider a landmark appeal by Argentina of a lower court’s order to pay around $1.5 billion to two hedge funds. But the decision did not end Argentina’s avenues to challenge the 2012 ruling, supported in August on appeal, that it had to…

Supreme Court to judge ‘Raging Bull’ copyright fight

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to referee a Hollywood legal brawl stemming from the Oscar-winning boxing drama “Raging Bull.” Martin Scorsese’s acclaimed 1980 movie starred Robert De Niro as the tortured middleweight Jake LaMotta. However, a copyright spat has rumbled on for years between the estate of late screenwriter…

New Jersey ban on marriage equality struck down by state court

A New Jersey Superior Court judge struck down the state ban on same-sex marriage on Friday, ruling that LGBT couples must be granted marriage licenses starting on Oct. 21. The New Jersey Star-Ledger reported that Judge Mary Jacobson argued the state’s law allowing civil unions denied married same-sex couples federal…

Ten Commandments statue outside Supreme Court toppled by vandals

A monument of the Ten Commandments erected by Faith and Action, an evangelical Christian group, was toppled over the weekend. The statue faces the private entrance to the Supreme Court, and many congresspeople and their staff members must pass it on their way into nearby office buildings. The founder of…

Fight over union-busting Wisconsin law rumbles toward state Supreme Court

Wisconsin union fight rumbles toward state Supreme Court (via The Christian Science Monitor) Teachers rally at the Wisconsin state Capitol in Madison in this 2012 photo. The state Supreme Court has accepted a legal challenge to the state law that effectively ends collective bargaining for most state workers. (AP Photo/(M.P.…

Wisconsin union fight rumbles toward state Supreme Court

Wisconsin union fight rumbles toward state Supreme Court (via The Christian Science Monitor) Teachers rally at the Wisconsin state Capitol in Madison in this 2012 photo. The state Supreme Court has accepted a legal challenge to the state law that effectively ends collective bargaining for most state workers. (AP Photo/(M.P.…

Corruption watch: Here comes Citizens United 2.0

Mark October 8 on your calendar – that’s when the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that’s being called Citizens United 2.0. The case, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, will test the constitutionality of limits on individual…  …

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