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Does the Constitution protect prisoners’ beards?

Does the Constitution protect prisoners’ beards?

By Mary Reichard
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Religious Liberty | A Muslim prison inmate has found some unusual allies in Christians who are defending his right to grow a beard. The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the…

Supreme Court puts safety before constitutional rights in two law enforcement cases

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Safety first, ruled the U.S. Supreme Court this week in two cases asking whether law enforcement violated individuals’ constitutional rights. One dealt with…

Legal Docket: Copyright case threatens Hollywood profits

By Mary Reichard
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Courts | Hollywood took it on the chin in a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week that decided a battle over the 1980 film Raging Bull . The Oscar-winning movie told the…

More legal challenges on the way for public religion

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Since last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision supporting prayer at public meetings, the losing side has come unhinged. A retired Montana Supreme Court…

The right to pray meaningless public prayers

By Cal Thomas
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Supreme Court | Ever since the Supreme Court ruled organized prayer and Bible study in public schools unconstitutional in the early 1960s, conservative Christians have been…

Supreme Court win for public square religion

By Emily Belz
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Supreme Court | Though divided, justices uphold New York town council’s opening prayers

Do police need a warrant to search a cellphone?

By Daniel James Devine
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Supreme Court | Supreme Court considers whether a cellphone qualifies for Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable search and seizure

Two Supreme Court cases that deserved more attention than they got

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision on affirmative action overshadowed the news of two other substantial rulings. These rulings—one dealing with the…

Midday Roundup: Sherpa strike halts Everest expeditions

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Breaking camp. The Sherpa guides who lead wealthy adventurers up Mount Everest are effectively canceling Nepal’s 2014 climbing season for some mountaineers.

John Paul Stevens proposes new constitutional amendments

By Cal Thomas
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Government | Honestly, unless you are a big government liberal, how many people think the federal government should have more power than it already exercises over its…

Midday Roundup: Supreme Court says affirmative action ban is not discriminatory

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Affirmative ruling. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on affirmative action in college admissions today, saying voters had a right in 2006 to…

Cracking codes

Cracking codes

By Daniel James Devine
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Technology | The Supreme Court must decide when software programs are eligible for patents

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