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  • High court sides with ex-athletes in NCAA compensation case

    High court sides with ex-athletes in NCAA compensation case

    U.S. Supreme Court 06/21/2021

    The Supreme Court decided unanimously Monday that the NCAA can’t enforce rules limiting education-related benefits — like computers and paid internships — that colleges offer to student athletes. The case doesn’t decide whethe...

  • Iowa’s high court stops lawsuit over farm runoff pollution

    Iowa’s high court stops lawsuit over farm runoff pollution

    U.S. Supreme Court 06/18/2021

    A sharply divided Iowa Supreme Court on Friday stopped a lawsuit aimed at reducing the flow of fertilizer and hog farm waste into the state’s river and streams, finding that limiting pollution from farms was a political matter and not one for t...

  • British lawyer Karim Khan sworn in as ICC’s chief prosecutor

    British lawyer Karim Khan sworn in as ICC’s chief prosecutor

    U.S. Supreme Court 06/16/2021

    British lawyer Karim Khan was sworn in Wednesday as the new chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court, pledging to reach out to nations that are not members of the court in his quest to end impunity for atrocities and to try to hold trial...

  • Justices consider Harvard case on race in college admissions

    Justices consider Harvard case on race in college admissions

    U.S. Supreme Court 06/14/2021

    With abortion and guns already on the agenda, the conservative-dominated Supreme Court is considering adding a third blockbuster issue — whether to ban consideration of race in college admissions. The justices could say as soon as Monday whethe...

  • Court nixes South Carolina’s lifelong sex offender registry

    Court nixes South Carolina’s lifelong sex offender registry

    U.S. Supreme Court 06/09/2021

    South Carolina’s Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that a state law requiring sex offenders to register for life, without prior judicial review, is unconstitutional. In a unanimous ruling, justices wrote that “requirement that sex offender...

  •  Ruling: Missed court date in Washington does not imply guilt

    Ruling: Missed court date in Washington does not imply guilt

    U.S. Supreme Court 05/29/2021

    The Washington state Supreme Court this month unanimously rejected the notion that a man who skipped his court date could be presented as evidence that he felt guilty about the original crime. State Supreme Court justices agreed that criminalizing a ...

  • Judges hear arguments over Census’ contentious privacy tool

    Judges hear arguments over Census’ contentious privacy tool

    U.S. Supreme Court 05/03/2021

    The fight over whether the U.S. Census Bureau can use a controversial statistical technique to keep people’s information private in the numbers used for drawing political districts on Monday was going before a judicial panel which must decide i...

  • Slain girl’s grandmother wants caseworkers deemed ‘reckless’

    Slain girl’s grandmother wants caseworkers deemed ‘reckless’

    U.S. Supreme Court 04/29/2021

    The grandmother of a 2-year-old girl who was beaten and starved to death wants to file a wrongful death lawsuit against three caseworkers who oversaw the girl’s care, and has taken her case to the Ohio Supreme Court.During oral arguments Wednes...

  • Supreme Court to take up right to carry gun for self-defense

    Supreme Court to take up right to carry gun for self-defense

    U.S. Supreme Court 04/26/2021

    The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear an appeal to expand gun rights in the United States in a New York case over the right to carry a firearm in public for self-defense. The case marks the court’s first foray into gun rights since Justice...

  • Judge: Boston exam schools admissions policy ‘race-neutral’

    Judge: Boston exam schools admissions policy ‘race-neutral’

    U.S. Supreme Court 04/17/2021

    A federal judge has upheld a temporary admissions policy at Boston’s elite exam high schools, ruling against a parents group that said in a lawsuit it discriminated against white students and those of Asian descent.“This court finds and r...

  •  Mississippi marijuana program hinges on initiative arguments

    Mississippi marijuana program hinges on initiative arguments

    U.S. Supreme Court 04/13/2021

    The Mississippi Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit that’s trying to block a voter-approved medical marijuana program by arguing that the the issue should not have been on the ballot.Arguments were not about marijuana. Instead,...

  • High court sides with Google in copyright fight with Oracle

    High court sides with Google in copyright fight with Oracle

    U.S. Supreme Court 04/05/2021

    The Supreme Court sided Monday with Google in an $8 billion copyright dispute with Oracle over the internet company’s creation of the Android operating system used on most smartphones worldwide.To create Android, which was released in 2007, Goo...