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Vanity license plates become free speech flashpoint

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Just whose speech is on vanity license plates—yours, or the state in which you live? That was the question in the case of rejected license plates in Texas,

Midday Roundup: Indiana enacts groundbreaking religious protections

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Fully protected. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence today signed a law that protects the religious rights of individuals, businesses, and associations. The measure…

Congressional maps and the power of the pen

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | A case argued recently before the U.S. Supreme Court questioned the best way to shield voter rights from politicians’ whims. The question was, should…

Supreme Court allows Wisconsin voter ID law to stand

By Daniel James Devine
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Supreme Court | The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to rule on a challenge to a Wisconsin voter ID law, a surprise decision that will allow the 2011 law to go into…

Should hotel registries be open to police inspection?

Should hotel registries be open to police inspection?

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | When you check into a hotel or motel, you hand over quite a lot of personal information. That’s understandable: The innkeeper needs to know his guest. And…

Supreme Court order for Notre Dame could help other nonprofits

By Emily Belz
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Supreme Court | In a victory today for nonprofits challenging the Obamacare contraceptive mandate, the Supreme Court tossed out the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling…

High court hears Obamacare’s four-word case

By Emily Belz
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Supreme Court | The Supreme Court considers arguments that could determine the future of the Affordable Care Act

High court weighs validity of teacher testimony in child abuse cases

High court weighs validity of teacher testimony in child abuse cases

By Laura Edghill
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Child welfare | The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Monday regarding statements children make to teachers and other non-law enforcement agents about abuse they have…

Headscarf case offers religious liberty cover

By Emily Belz
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Supreme Court | The high court seems likely to rule against Abercrombie & Fitch and in favor of religious accommodation

When is it too late to blow the whistle on fraud?

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | The Supreme Court is considering a case that touches on one of the government’s longstanding fraud-fighting tools to encourage people in-the-know to report…

Adderall, deportation, and confession before the Supreme Court

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Adderall overkill? Every year, the United States deports about 30,000 people for drug crimes. Moones Mellouli was one. A citizen of Tunisia, Mellouli came to…

When does a K-9 cop need a warrant for his nose?

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Suppose you’re pulled over by police for a traffic violation. Is it legal for the officer to make you wait a few minutes after writing you a ticket so a…

 
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