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New budget gives some relief to federal court system

Posted 3 months, 6 days ago.

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As Congress is poised to vote on and approve a $1.1 trillion budget deal, one of the biggest losers in a compromise between Republicans and Democrats appears to be the federal court system.

Update: Supreme Court rules in Daimler Alien Tort case

Posted 3 months, 8 days ago.

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A unanimous Supreme Court said on Tuesday that DaimlerChrysler can’t be sued in district court in California for acts that happened during Argentina’s “dirty war” in the 1970s.

Constitution Check: Can the federal government decide who is legally married?

Posted 3 months, 8 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston says it is by no means clear that a state can wipe out already performed same-sex marriages that occurred within a window of opportunity when a state ban was not in effect.

Supreme Court to settle potentially huge television case

Posted 3 months, 12 days ago.

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The Supreme Court announced on Friday that it will take on a potentially historic case about how Americans receive and watch television, after the Justices granted a request from both sides in the dispute for a day in court.

Taking the Fifth Amendment in fact and folklore

Posted 3 months, 12 days ago.

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A former top aide to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie “took the Fifth” at a state hearing on Thursday into alleged forced traffic jams used as a tactic during Christie’s re-election campaign. But what exactly does taking the Fifth mean in the Bridgegate case?