Justices ponder need for warrant for cellphone tower data
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Justices ponder need for warrant for cellphone tower data

WASHINGTON (AP) — Like almost everyone else in America, thieves tend to carry their cellphones with them to work. When they use their phones on the job, police find it easier to do their jobs. They can get cellphone tower records that help place suspects in the vicinity of crimes, and they do so thousands … Continue reading

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Supreme Court, new term near, to hear challenge to unions
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Supreme Court, new term near, to hear challenge to unions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Its conservative majority restored, the Supreme Court said Thursday it will return to an issue with the potential to financially cripple Democratic-leaning labor unions that represent government workers. After the justices deadlocked 4-4 in a similar case last year, the high court will consider a free-speech challenge from workers who object to … Continue reading

Illinois governor agrees to allow Medicaid for abortions
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Illinois governor agrees to allow Medicaid for abortions

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner ended months of speculation Thursday and signed legislation allowing state health insurance and Medicaid coverage for abortions, a reversal of the first-term Republican’s stance on the proposal last spring. The Legislature, which is run by Democrats, approved the measure in May but delayed sending it to Rauner until … Continue reading

The Latest: Kenya’s leader calls Supreme Court ‘crooks’
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The Latest: Kenya’s leader calls Supreme Court ‘crooks’

Elections. With BC-AF–Kenya-Elections-Glance.<!– Send To WebFeeds 0 || (results.AssociationResults[0].Items | associatedResultInfo:’video’).length>0″> Download Assets Copy story to clipboard Copy story to clipboard –> NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on Kenya’s presidential election court challenge (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has told supporters that the Supreme Court chief justice and “his crooks” … Continue reading

First vote on Gorsuch nears with starkly opposing views
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First vote on Gorsuch nears with starkly opposing views

WASHINGTON (AP) — A starkly divided Senate panel on Monday weighed President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, with Republicans casting Neil Gorsuch as a fiercely independent judge and Democrats complaining that his testimony “diluted with ambiguity” makes him the wrong choice. The Republican-led Judiciary Committee was expected to back Gorsuch and send his nomination to … Continue reading

Supreme Court nominee unscathed facing last day of hearings
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Supreme Court nominee unscathed facing last day of hearings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch enters the third day of his confirmation hearing — and his final day of testimony — largely unscathed by Democratic attacks, as Republicans confidently predict he will win Senate approval despite liberal opposition. A growing number of Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York … Continue reading

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Gorsuch seen as business-friendly on labor, workplace issues

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a decade as a federal appeals court judge, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has criticized courts for giving too much power to government agencies that enforce the nation’s labor and employment laws. As a lawyer in private practice, he also backed curbs on some class-action lawsuits. His conservative approach could tip … Continue reading

Jury: Rolling Stone’s rape story defamed university official
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Jury: Rolling Stone’s rape story defamed university official

Rolling Stone magazine, its publisher and a reporter defamed a University of Virginia administrator who sued them for $7.5 million over a discredited story about a gang rape at a fraternity house, a federal jury said Friday. The 10-member jury in Charlottesville sided with administrator Nicole Eramo, who claimed the article portrayed her as a … Continue reading