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Supreme Court: Police need a warrant before searching a suspect’s cell phone

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that police officers usually need a warrant before they can search an arrested suspect’s cellphone. The court said on a 9-0 vote in an opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts that the right of police to…

Supreme Court declines to revive New Jersey sports betting law

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New Jersey’s attempt to introduce licensed sports betting has failed, with the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday leaving intact a lower court ruling that said a federal law did not allow it. The high court declined appeals filed by the state and its supporters…

Supreme Court declines to hear Wisconsin abortion case

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to intervene in the legal fight over a new Wisconsin law that requires any doctor performing an abortion to have privileges to admit patients to a nearby hospital. The justices turned away the state’s appeal of a…

Supreme Court gives taxpayers more power to fight IRS summons

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled unanimously that taxpayers have a right to challenge an Internal Revenue Service summons enforcement action in court when they can show the tax agency might have issued the summons in bad faith. The tax-collecting IRS argued taxpayers already have opportunities…

Supreme Court: Poisoning your husband’s lover doesn’t violate chemical weapons treaty

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the federal government wrongly used a chemical weapons law to prosecute a Pennsylvania microbiologist convicted of trying to poison her husband’s pregnant lover. On a unanimous vote, the court handed a win to Carol Anne Bond,…

Supreme Court rules Christian prayers at town meetings are constitutional

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that a town in New York state did not violate the U.S. Constitution’s ban on government endorsement of religion by allowing prayers before its monthly meetings. In a decision that is likely to guide how local governments…

Supreme Court to review ‘born in Jerusalem’ passport law

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to weigh the constitutionality of a law that was designed to allow American citizens born in Jerusalem – the historic holy city claimed by Israelis and Palestinians – to have Israel listed as their birthplace on passports.…

Ted Cruz brags to Christian students: I’ve beaten atheists before, and I can do it again

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told a group of Christian college students that their religious liberty was under attack, but the likely 2016 presidential candidate assured them he had experience fighting back against the atheist hordes. “These are troubled times, and religious liberty – the very first liberty in the bill…

Supreme Court extends whistleblower protections to employees at private firms

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that employees at private firms that contract with publicly traded companies are subject to whistleblower protections. In a 6-3 vote along non-ideological lines, the court ruled that two whistleblowers were legally protected against retaliation after they…

Opponents vow to continue legal challenge to Tennessee mosque a year after it opened

Opponents of a Tennessee mosque are planning an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court after their state’s highest court declined to hear their case. The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro opened more than a year ago, but opponents are still arguing that the Rutherford County Planning Commission failed to provide adequate…

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