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January 18, 2017

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Washington: Supreme Court

  • Justices to hear free speech clash over offensive trademarks

    3 days, 4 hours ago

    (AP) The Slants aren't exactly a household name when it comes to music, but the Asian-American rock band has certainly made its mark in the legal world. The Oregon-based group has spent years locked in a First Amendment battle with the ...

  • A mystery solved: Where is Scalia buried?

    4 months, 14 days ago

    (AP) FAIRFAX, Va. — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's funeral was attended by thousands and carried on live television, but when the hearse pulled away from the church and headed to his burial site, his family asked for privacy and Supreme ...

  • Contempt finding thrown out in defense lawyer handcuff case

    5 months, 19 days ago

    (AP) A deputy public defender was cleared Tuesday by a Nevada state court judge of a contempt-of-court finding by a Las Vegas judge who ordered her handcuffed and then sentenced her client to jail for petty theft. The deputy Clark County ...

  • Sotomayor: U.S. high court needs more diversity in many ways

    9 months, 14 days ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said the nation's highest court needs more diversity of personal backgrounds and professional experience, speaking as a vacancy has refocused attention on the court's makeup. During a talk Friday at Brooklyn ...

  • Scalia’s death in office rarity for modern Supreme Court

    11 months, 8 days ago

    (AP) [{"text":"Scalia’s death means loss of key vote in divided cases","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2016/feb/15/scalias-death-means-loss-of-key-vote-in-divided-ca/"},{"text":"Supreme Court vacancy is tangible test for 2016 candidates","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2016/feb/15/supreme-court-vacancy-is-tangible-test-for-2016-ca/"},{"text":"Who Obama might nominate to replace Scalia on Supreme Court","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2016/feb/15/who-obama-might-nominate-to-replace-scalia-on-supr/"}] A black-draped chair on the Supreme Court bench once signaled that a justice ...

  • Who Obama might nominate to replace Scalia on Supreme Court

    11 months, 8 days ago

    (AP) [{"text":"Scalia’s death in office a rarity for modern Supreme Court","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2016/feb/15/scalias-death-in-office-a-rarity-for-modern-suprem/"},{"text":"Supreme Court vacancy is tangible test for 2016 candidates","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2016/feb/15/supreme-court-vacancy-is-tangible-test-for-2016-ca/"},{"text":"Scalia’s death means loss of key vote in divided cases","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2016/feb/15/scalias-death-means-loss-of-key-vote-in-divided-ca/"}] Republicans are near-unanimous in demanding that President Barack Obama leave it to his ...

  • Scalia’s death means loss of key vote in divided cases

    11 months, 8 days ago

    (AP) [{"text":"Scalia’s death in office a rarity for modern Supreme Court","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2016/feb/15/scalias-death-in-office-a-rarity-for-modern-suprem/"},{"text":"Supreme Court vacancy is tangible test for 2016 candidates","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2016/feb/15/supreme-court-vacancy-is-tangible-test-for-2016-ca/"},{"text":"Who Obama might nominate to replace Scalia on Supreme Court","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2016/feb/15/who-obama-might-nominate-to-replace-scalia-on-supr/"}] Justice Antonin Scalia's death deprives conservatives of a key vote that could change ...

  • Supreme Court vacancy is tangible test for 2016 candidates

    11 months, 8 days ago

    (AP) [{"text":"Scalia’s death in office a rarity for modern Supreme Court","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2016/feb/15/scalias-death-in-office-a-rarity-for-modern-suprem/"},{"text":"Scalia’s death means loss of key vote in divided cases","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2016/feb/15/scalias-death-means-loss-of-key-vote-in-divided-ca/"},{"text":"Who Obama might nominate to replace Scalia on Supreme Court","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2016/feb/15/who-obama-might-nominate-to-replace-scalia-on-supr/"}] The presidential election just got real. The unexpected death of Supreme Court ...

  • Scalia’s body at Texas funeral home after 3-hour procession

    11 months, 9 days ago

    (AP) Antonin Scalia's body lay in a Texas funeral home Sunday and officials awaited word about whether they would need to perform an autopsy before the late Supreme Court justice could return home to Virginia. In the nation's capital, where flags ...

  • Obama to nominate Scalia successor ‘in due time’

    11 months, 9 days ago

    (AP) [{"text":"Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2016/feb/13/justice-antonin-scalia-dead-at-79/"},{"text":"In victory or dissent, Scalia was a man of strong opinions","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2016/feb/13/in-victory-or-dissent-scalia-was-a-man-of-strong-o/"}] President Barack Obama declared Saturday night he would seek to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, ...

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