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The next pick for U.S. Supreme Court? (access required)

President Obama seated his first U.S. Supreme Court justice within months of taking office, leaving open the very strong possibility that he will get another chance to make an appointment to the nation’s highest court – perhaps even before his ...

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Budget report reignites tort reform debate (access required)

WASHINGTON—As lawmakers continue to wrangle with health care reform legislation, a new report reignited the issue of tort reform in the debate. An analysis issued Oct. 9 by the Congressional Budget Office found that medical malpractice reform efforts such as ...

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White House revises border laptop search rules (access required)

Responding to concerns that federal law enforcement officials have been poking through travelers’ personal electronic data, the Obama administration has tightened restrictions on laptop searches at border crossings. Searches of laptops and other electronic devices will still take place, but ...

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Feds again delay use of E-Verify system (access required)

WASHINGTON — For a third time, the federal government has delayed the implementation of a rule requiring all companies working on federal contracts to electronically check the legal working status of their employees through the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify ...

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