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Supreme Court hears case for Calif. prisoners' rights

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Nov. 30 in the long legal battle over the rights of California prison inmates to decent health care.

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Women Wal-Mart workers press class action suit

The 1.2 million present and former female Wal-Mart workers who are victims of the monster retailer's sexual discrimination urged the U.S. Supreme Court to let their class action suit proceed.

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What’s a complaint? Supreme Court to decide

That seemingly obvious question landed at the Supreme Court, and its decision could affect whether millions of workers can complain about their pay

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Judge halts “don’t ask, don’t tell”

U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips in Riverside, Calif., ordered the military Tuesday, Oct. 12, to immediately stop enforcing the controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, putting a halt to the 17-year-old law.

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Outrage mounts over Judge Feldman's conflict of interest

Calls for the impeachment of Federal Judge Martin Feldman are growing louder as outrage mounts over his June 22 decision to overturn President Obama's moratorium on deep-ocean oil well drilling.

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Rights groups praise Obama's high court pick

Calling her "one of the nations foremost legal minds" and a "trailblazing leader," President Obama announced his Supreme Court nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan on May 10.

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Obama nominee could shape Supreme Court for decades

Obama told reporters he would look for a candidate with qualities similar to Stevens, a Republican who became a liberal on the court.

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Prosecutors target Northwestern University journalism students

CHICAGO, Ill. – Cook County prosecutors here have issued a subpoena seeking the grades and emails of journalism students at Northwestern University. The students conducted a three-year investigation that they say found a man serving a life sentence for a crime he did not commit.

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Supreme Court fumbles Native American mascot challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court refused this week to hear a case involving a lawsuit by Native American activists on use of the name "Washington Redskins."

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