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Supreme Court: ‘Abstract’ ideas cannot be patented

By Daniel James Devine
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Technology | On Thursday the U.S. Supreme Court said software companies may not claim patent protection for abstract ideas transcribed into computer code. The court struck…

Susan B. Anthony List wins at the Supreme Court

By Emily Belz
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Supreme Court | The end of the U.S. Supreme Court’s term nears as June draws to a close, and on Monday, the court issued an opinion on a free speech case as well as an…

Midday Roundup: Bizarre hunt for ferry owner takes in South Korean church

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Manhunt. Thousands of South Korean police entered a church compound yesterday looking for a billionaire with ties to the ferry that sank in April, killing…

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.

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