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Court: Certain Religious Employees Can't Sue for Job Bias

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The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that certain employees of church-run schools and other religious organizations cannot sue for job bias. The unanimous decision stresses the need of religious groups to carry out their mission without government interference.
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Court Considering Easing on TV Profanity Rules

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Supreme Court Overturns New Orleans Man's Murder Conviction

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The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a New Orleans man's murder conviction must be reversed because prosecutors failed to reveal that the sole eyewitness to the crime had earlier said he could not identify the killer. The decision was 8-1; Justice Clarence Thomas was the lone dissenter.
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Supreme Court to Consider Broadcast Standards

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The George Carlin "filthy words" monologue that changed the law for broadcasters more than three decades ago went on for 12 minutes and contained seven expletives the comedian kept repeating. The episodes at the heart of a new case testing government regulation of indecency involved one-time expletives by Cher and Nicole Richie at Fox Television's Billboard Awards and a brief shot of a woman's naked posterior on ABC's NYPD Blue.

GOP campaign showcases role of federal judiciary

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Newt Gingrich's recent attack against federal judges has prompted an ample backlash, even from fellow conservatives. Yet they offer a reminder of how often candidates attack the courts and showcase the stakes for the judiciary in who wins the White House next November.

PBS NewsHour: Supreme Court Lines up Potentially 'Explosive' Election Year Docket

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Supreme Court justices agreed Monday to take up a tough immigration law from Arizona that would, among other things, punish illegal immigrants who apply for work in the state. Gwen Ifill discuses this and other controversial cases with the National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle and author Jeff Shesol.

PBS NewsHour: Supreme Court Hears Dispute Over Ownership of Montana's Rivers

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Montana's rivers are pristine and iconic, but they are also at the center of a property rights dispute that wound up before the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Gwen Ifill discusses the details of the dispute with Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal.

Supreme Court takes case on pilot's privacy

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The Supreme Court took up an important privacy case Wednesday that traces to the mid-2000s when the Social Security Administration and Department of Transportation exchanged confidential information related to thousands of private pilots. As part of the fraud investigation called "Operation Safe Pilot," Social Security officials revealed to aviation regulators that San Francisco pilot Stanmore Cooper was HIV-positive and had obtained disability benefits.

Storied Supreme Court: Justices Get Personal During Arguments

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"I don't usually like to reminisce," Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy began during a recent session of oral arguments. Then the 75-year-old justice recalled his days as a California trial lawyer as the basis for his question to the attorney standing before the bench.

Justices' review of health care law adds to election tumult

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The Supreme Court's announcement Monday that it will hear challenges to the Obama-sponsored health care law opens the most important chapter in the legal battle over the law, amid the tumult of election-year politics.