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Supreme Court Rules Sex Offender Has Right To Challenge Lifetime GPS Monitoring

WASHINGTON (CBS13/AP) – The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a North Carolina sex offender should have another chance to challenge an order that he wear a GPS monitoring bracelet around the clock and for the […]

03/30/2015

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Supreme Court Decision Could Change How California Draws Electoral Maps

The Supreme Court, unwilling to limit partisan influence in redistricting in earlier cases, now seems poised to stop states that have tried to take matters into their own hands by removing map-drawing power from elected lawmakers.

03/02/2015

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U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision To Step Back Into Gay Marriage Debate Stirs Both Sides

She and her partner, Shelly Bailes, have been legally married in California for six years, and together for 41. They’ve worked on the marriage equality movement for 15 years and have seen change.

01/16/2015

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Farmers Decry Supreme Court’s Decision Not To Hear Appeals In Delta Smelt Case

The decision lets stand a 2008 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plan to safeguard the 3-inch-long Delta smelt, a species listed as threatened in 1993 under the federal Endangered Species Act.

01/12/2015

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Supreme Court Justices Hear Pregnancy Discrimination Case

A pregnancy discrimination case is in front of the Supreme Court and its outcome could affect women across the country. A former UPS worker says she was forced into taking unpaid leave when she became pregnant.

12/04/2014

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Supreme Court To Review California Death Penalty Case

The Supreme Court will consider reinstating the conviction and death sentence for a California man in a 29-year-old triple murder in San Diego.

10/20/2014

Same-sex marriage proponent Kat McGuckin of Oaklyn, New Jersey, holds a gay marriage pride flag while standing in front of the Supreme Court November 30, 2012 in Washington, DC. With the Supreme Court building draped in a photo-realistic sheet during a repair and preservation project, the justices met today to consider hearing several cases dealing with the rights of gay couples who are married, want to get married or are in domestic partnerships.  (Credit: Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Same-Sex Marriage Heading For Supreme Court Vote?

Both sides in the gay marriage debate agree on one thing: It’s time for the Supreme Court to settle the matter.

09/09/2014

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Unions Fighting Back Against Supreme Court Ruling Involving In-Home Care Workers

As a state employee, she automatically pays fees to a public employees union. But a Supreme Court decision is putting union leaders on the defensive.

07/01/2014

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Court Rejects Challenge To Law Banning Gay Therapy

The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to California’s law that bars mental counseling aimed at turning gay minors straight.

06/30/2014

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Justices Limit Cellphone Searches After Arrests

In a strong defense of digital age privacy, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants.

06/25/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 22:  Aereo Vice President of Communications and Government Relations Virginia Lam (R) turns down a question from a member of the media (L) as Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia (2nd L) leaves the U.S. Supreme Court after oral arguments April 22, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court heard arguments in a case against Aereo on the companys profiting from rebroadcasting network TVs programs obtained from public airwaves.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Justices Rule For Broadcasters In Fight With Aereo

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a startup Internet company has to pay broadcasters when it takes television programs from the airwaves and allows subscribers to watch them on smartphones and other portable devices.

06/25/2014

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California Bill Reignites Affirmative Action Fight

Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action has sparked a backlash that is forging a new divide in the state’s powerful Democratic Party and creating opportunity for conservatives.

04/23/2014

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