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  • FILE - In this July 7, 2010 file photo, media billionaire Barry Diller attends the annual Allen & Co. Media summit in Sun Valley, Idaho. Diller is the financial backer of Aereo Inc., an Internet startup company that gives subscribers access to television programs on their laptop computers, smartphones and other portable devices. Broadcasters say Aereo is essentially stealing their programming by taking free television signals from the airwaves and sending them over the Internet without paying redistribution fees. The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

    Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned

    Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.


  • FILE - This Oct. 8, 2013 file photo shows Cornell Woolridge of Windsor Mill, Md., takes part in a demonstration outside the Supreme Court in Washington as the court heard arguments on campaign finance. The Supreme Court struck down limits Wednesday in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual donors may make to candidates, political parties and political action committees. The justices said in a 5-4 vote that Americans have a right to give the legal maximum to candidates for Congress and president, as well as to parties and PACs, without worrying that they will violate the law when they bump up against a limit on all contributions, set at $123,200 for 2013 and 2014. That includes a separate $48,600 cap on contributions to candidates.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

    High court loosens reins on big campaign donors

    The Supreme Court's conservative majority voted Wednesday to free wealthy donors to give to as many political candidates and campaigns as they want, further loosening the reins on giving by big contributors as the 2014 campaign moves into high gear.


  • FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2010 file photo, R. Allen Stanford arrives in custody at the federal courthouse for a hearing in Houston. The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that class-action lawsuits from investors who lost billions in former Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford's massive Ponzi scheme can go forward. The decision is a loss for individuals, law firms and investment companies that allegedly aided Stanford's fraud and wanted the lawsuits thrown out. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

    Supreme Court allows Stanford Ponzi scheme suits

    The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that victims of former Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford's massive Ponzi scheme can go forward with class-action lawsuits against the law firms, accountants and investment companies that allegedly aided the $7.2 billion fraud.


  • **FILE** Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer (Associated Press)

    Justice Breyer has shoulder replacement surgery after bike accident

    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is in a Washington hospital after shoulder replacement surgery following a bicycle accident.


  • Court backs student in textbook copyright case

    The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that textbooks and other goods made and sold abroad can be re-sold online and in discount stores without violating U.S. copyright law. The outcome was a huge relief to eBay, Costco and other businesses that trade in products made outside the U.S.


  • Philadelphia man is target of Nazi probe

    Germany has launched a war crimes investigation against an 87-year-old Philadelphia man it accuses of serving as an SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp, the Associated Press has learned, following years of failed U.S. Justice Department efforts to have the man stripped of his American citizenship and deported.


  • **FILE** Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer (Associated Press)

    Justice Breyer robbed at West Indies vacation home

    Justice Stephen Breyer was robbed last week by a machete-wielding intruder at his vacation home in the West Indies, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said Monday.


  • High court troubled by warrantless GPS tracking

    The Supreme Court invoked visions of an all-seeing Big Brother and satellites watching us from above. Then things got personal Tuesday when the justices were told police could slap GPS devices on their cars and track their movements, without asking a judge for advance approval.


  • Supreme Court Judge Breyer joins architecture jury

    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has a new judging gig where he'll be focusing on matters architectural rather than constitutional.


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