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US High Court To Rule on Gay Marriage Cases

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Supreme Court says it will rule on two same-sex marriage cases next year challenging state and federal laws that limit the definition of marriage to the union of a man and a woman. The High Court said Friday it will review a federal appeals court ruling that struck down Proposition 8 — the […]

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US Supreme Court Hears Eavesdropping Case

Posted October 29th, 2012 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States have heard oral arguments in a case challenging the federal government’s right to monitor telephone and email conversations between people in the United States and those other countries. The case, brought by lawyers, journalists and civil rights organizations, including Amnesty International, challenges a 2008 amendment to […]

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A Look at US Affirmative Action Cases

Posted October 10th, 2012 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Supreme Court is considering a case that could affect colleges and universities that use race as a factor in determining admissions in order to achieve diversity. At issue is a case brought by a white woman who says she was denied entry to the University of Texas because of a school policy that […]

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US Supreme Court Begins New Term

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Monday, as it opens a new session that is expected to include major rulings on same-sex marriage, affirmative action and voting rights. The justices are beginning with a case that examines whether companies can be sued in U.S. courts over human rights violations committed in other countries. […]

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Corporations and Human Rghts Groups Battle Before US Supreme Court

Posted February 27th, 2012 at 10:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Supreme Court is set to rule on whether an obscure U.S. law can be used to hold a multinational corporation accountable for human rights violations. The justices will hear arguments Tuesday from oil giant Royal Dutch Shell and a group of Nigerian activists who say the company was complicit in a government crackdown […]

US Supreme Court Considers Policy on Cursing, Nudity on TV

Posted January 10th, 2012 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Supreme Court has debated whether government regulators can police the airwaves for indecent program content. Justices on Tuesday engaged in lively debate with lawyers from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the country’s television broadcasters. Some justices questioned the value in having different segments of the media governed by different standards, while others […]

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US Supreme Considers Policy on Cursing, Nudity on TV

Posted January 10th, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Supreme Court is set to consider whether government regulators can police the airwaves for indecent program content. Justices on Tuesday will hear arguments in the case which pits the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) against the country’s television broadcasters. The case questions the FCC’s policy of fining broadcasters for isolated incidents of foul language […]

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US Supreme Court to Hear Shell Nigeria Human Rights Case

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear a dispute between Nigerian villagers and Royal Dutch Shell, in a test to decide whether international companies can be held liable in U.S. courts for human rights violations committed overseas. The high court justices agreed Monday to hear a federal appeal by a group of Nigerians who […]

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New US Supreme Court Session Could Include Health Care, Immigration

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Supreme Court opened Monday for a new session that could tackle a number of major cases, including President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul and a controversial immigration law in Arizona. The nine justices will decide in the coming weeks and months whether to hear the constitutional challenges to President Obama’s signature domestic policy. […]

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US Supreme Court to Hear Health Care Law in New Session

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Supreme Court’s new session opens Monday. It is likely to include a host of controversial cases involving federal powers, including health care, immigration law and affirmative action. The nine justices will decide in the coming weeks and months whether to hear constitutional challenges to President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy – health care. […]

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