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Nation Dec 06High court sides with Samsung in patent dispute with Apple
WASHINGTON — A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with smartphone maker Samsung in its high-profile patent dispute with Apple over design of the iPhone.
Nation Sep 29Supreme Court to hear challenge over offensive trademarks
The Supreme Court will hear a First Amendment challenge over the government's refusal to register offensive trademarks in a case that could affect the Washington Redskins.
Politics Sep 10Appeals court blocks proof-of-citizenship voting requirement
A federal appeals court has blocked Kansas, Georgia and Alabama from requiring residents to prove they are U.S. citizens when registering to vote using a national form.
Politics Sep 08Appeals court sympathetic to challenge over voter rules
A federal appeals court on Thursday seemed likely to side with voting rights groups seeking to block Kansas, Georgia and Alabama from requiring residents to prove they are U.S. citizens when registering to vote using a national form.
Politics Sep 07Ginsburg: ‘Cooler heads will prevail’ on high court nominee
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Wednesday that she thinks “cooler heads will prevail” in the Senate, where Republican leaders are refusing to consider Obama’s high court nominee.
Nation Jun 27High court overturns former Virginia governor’s conviction
WASHINGTON — A unanimous Supreme Court on Monday overturned the bribery conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell in a ruling that could make it harder for prosecutors to bring corruption cases against elected officials.
Nation Jun 23High court puts limits on drunk driving test laws
The Supreme Court on Thursday placed new limits on state laws that make it a crime for motorists suspected of drunken driving to refuse alcohol tests.
Nation Jun 13Supreme Court rules against Puerto Rico in debt case
WASHINGTON — Puerto Rico can't use a local law to restructure the debt of its financially ailing public utilities as it tries to overcome a decade-long economic crisis, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.
Nation May 31High court sides with property owners in wetlands case
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is making it easier for landowners to bring a court challenge when federal regulators try to restrict property development due to concerns about water pollution.
Nation May 16Justices give narrow win to Internet site in false data case
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says an Internet search site that posted false information about people can be sued only if the errors caused actual harm.