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  • ** FILE ** Members of the Westboro Baptist Church picket in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010. The court was hearing the free-speech dispute between Albert Snyder of York, Pa., and the Topeka, Kan., church. The case focuses on whether the church has the right to protest at funerals. (Associated Press)

    Supreme Court hears grief vs. speech arguments

    The Supreme Court took on the year's most emotionally charged case Wednesday and, while the justices sharply questioned both sides, they gave little indication of whether they would decide if a fringe group of protesters could be sued for wielding inflammatory, anti-military signs at the funerals of troops.

  • ** FILE ** An artist's rendering shows the newest Supreme Court justice, Elena Kagan (right), during a hearing at the court in Washington on Monday, Oct. 4, 2010. Seated (from left) are Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen G. Breyer, Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia; Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.; and Justices Anthony M. Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Samuel A. Alito Jr. and Elena Kagan. (AP Photo/Dana Verkouteren)

    Supreme Court weighs privacy rights of feds

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared unwilling to undercut the government's ability to conduct background security checks of its employees and contractors.

  • U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at the dedication of Eckstein Hall, Marquette's new law-school building, on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

    Scalia gives Big Tobacco $270 million reprieve

    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has temporarily blocked a state court order requiring tobacco companies to pay $270 million for a smoking cessation program in Louisiana.

  • ** FILE ** In this Sept. 29, 2009, file photo, the Supreme Court poses for a portrait at the Supreme Court in Washington. Seated, from left are: Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Associate Justice John Paul Stevens, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, and Associate Justice Clarence Thomas. Standing, from left are: Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr., Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, and Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Justice John Paul Stevens, the court's oldest member and leader of its liberal bloc, he is retiring. President Barack Obama now has his second high court opening to fill. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak. File )

    Kennedy's clout could grow on high court

    Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who already decides whether liberals or conservatives win the Supreme Court's most closely contested cases, is about to take on an even more influential behind-the-scenes role with the retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens.

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    BAKER: Souter still espousing a 'living' Constitution

    In his Harvard commencement speech, former Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter continued in the footsteps of the late Justice William J. Brennan Jr., whom Justice Souter succeeded. In a 1985 speech at Georgetown University, Brennan altered the debate over lawmaking by judges. He attempted to justify it, saying:

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    Ruling reverses Sotomayor in firefighter case

    Casting a wary eye on affirmative action, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that white firefighters faced unlawful discrimination when their city threw out a promotion test after not enough minorities did well on it.

  • Court upholds part of child porn law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court upheld criminal penalties today for promoting child pornography.

  • Court rules for funding of issue ads

    THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Supreme Court yesterday ruled that the First Amendment protects the rights of businesses and unions to fund advocacy ads in the closing months of an election, striking a blow to campaign-finance law and drawing praise from free-speech activists.

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