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Justices struggle over attorney’s fees in patent troll cases (access required)

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WASHINGTON — The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court wrangled over the language of a statute that allows prevailing parties in certain patent infringement cases to recoup attorney’s fees ­— an issue that could mean millions of dollars in already ...

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Greenhouse gas regulations could go up in smoke at Supreme Court (access required)

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WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is urging the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that the Environmental Protection Agency’s statutory mandate to regulate motor vehicle greenhouse gas emissions triggers a requirement that the agency also regulate emissions from ...

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What ‘Windsor’ means for Virginia’s same-sex couples

Same-sex couples want to be able to live wherever they choose and have their relationships recognized in the same manner as heterosexual couples. They and their supporters have carried this fight to statehouses and federal courts around the country. Currently ...

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Cell phone search cases implicate broad privacy interests (access required)

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WASHINGTON — Faced with a pair of cases raising the issue of warrantless searching of arrestees’ cell phones, the U.S. Supreme Court will again need to apply centuries-old constitutional principles to rapidly changing technologies. The justices’ analysis of this issue ...

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Supreme Court order adds twist to contraception mandate challenges (access required)

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WASHINGTON — A one-page, non-merits order from the U.S. Supreme Court has infused new energy into court challenges brought by nonprofit employers who claim that the Affordable Care Act’s contraception coverage requirement violates their constitutional and statutory religious rights. The ...

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