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Groups launch effort to prevent execution of Troy Davis

Civil rights groups have launched a final effort to prevent the state of Georgia from executing death row inmate Troy Davis.

Supreme Court limits employer ability to retaliate in job discrimination cases

Retaliation against a third-party employee is illegal under federal law, the Supreme Court ruled.

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Is Rahm Emanuel the right choice for Chicago?

The Illinois Supreme Court will decide if  Rahm Emanuel will stay on the mayoral ballot for Chicago's Feb. 22 election. But is he the right choice for Chicagoans?

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High court takes Wal-Mart sex discrimination case

WASHINGTON (PAI) -To nobody's surprise, the U.S. Supreme Court will tackle the world's biggest sexual discrimination case, involving the world's largest private corporation, Wal-Mart.

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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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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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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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