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New Yuma courthouse named for judge unveiled

New Yuma courthouse named for judge unveiled

This June 4, 2013 photo shows the new John M. Roll U.S. Courthouse in Yuma, Ariz. The courthouse, named after Judge John Roll, one of the six people killed in the Tucson shooting rampage, will be dedicated Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/The Yuma Sun, Randy Hoeft)

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Tiny Pacific nation sues US, 8 other nuclear powers

NEW YORK — The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world’s eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward disarmament and accusing them of “flagrant violations” of international law.

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Oklahoma court rejects death-row inmates' claims

Oklahoma court rejects death-row inmates' claims

This photo combo of images provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Clayton Lockett, left, and Charles Warner. Lockett and Warner, two death-row inmates who want to know the source of drugs that will be used to execute them, have placed Oklahoma’s two highest courts at odds a…

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Oklahoma court rejects death-row inmates' claims

Oklahoma court rejects death-row inmates' claims

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled late Wednesday that two death row inmates are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them.

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High court nixes $3.4M award to child porn victim

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment for a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dis…

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Ruth Marcus: The subtleness of a court retirement

The law operates with bright-line rules, but also with balancing tests and concerns over image. The appearance of impropriety. The appearance of corruption. And so it is with lawyers, starting at the top.

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Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.

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Supreme Court critical of Ohio law punishing campaign lies

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court appears to be highly skeptical of laws that try to police false statements during political campaigns, raising doubts about the viability of such laws in more than 15 states.

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Court: Voters can ban race factor in college admissions

Court: Voters can ban race factor in college admissions

WASHINGTON — A state’s voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a continuing need for programs that address racial inequality in America.

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Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says

Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says

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Police can stop vehicles based on anonymous 911 tips, justices rule

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has upheld the authority of police officers to stop cars and question their drivers based on an anonymous tip to a hotline.

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George Will: Gov’t overreach becomes ever more sweeping

Occasionally, the Supreme Court considers questions that are answered merely by asking them. On Tuesday, the court will hear arguments about this: Should a government agency, whose members are chosen by elected officials, be empowered to fine or imprison any candidate or other participant in…

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Yaquis set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

Yaquis set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

PASCUA YAQUI INDIAN RESERVATION — Tribal police chief Michael Valenzuela drove through darkened desert streets, turned into a Circle K convenience store and pointed to the spot beyond the reservation line where his officers used to take the non-Indian men who battered Indian women.

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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

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Charles Krauthammer: Full disclosure in political donations has a dark side

The debate over campaign contributions is never-ending for a simple reason: Both sides of the argument have merit.

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George F. Will: Why today's political discourse is so heated

In a 2006 interview, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said the Constitution is “basically about” one word — “democracy” — that appears in neither that document nor the Declaration of Independence. Democracy is America’s way of allocating political power. The Constitution, however, was ad…

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Jonas Salk: Good at virology, bad at economics

On April 12, 1955, Edward R. Murrow asked Jonas Salk who owned the patent to the polio vaccine. "Well, the people, I would say," Salk responded. "There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?"

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This week on TV: Sept. 29-Oct. 5

This week on TV: Sept. 29-Oct. 5

DON’T MISS: “BREAKING BAD” SERIES FINALE — It hardly seems fair that this electrifying drama aired for only five seasons, but all “Bad” things must come to an end. Of course, fans will be perched on the edge of their sofas to see how the final act plays out for Walter White (Bryan Cranston),…

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