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Alito Vote Crucial in Abortion Decision

The justice who replaced Sandra Day O’Connor had the most important vote in yesterday’s 5-4 decision upholding the ban on so-called partial birth abortions, according to a story in the…

Ban on ‘Partial Birth’ Abortion Upheld

The U.S. Supreme Court has for the first time upheld a ban on so-called partial birth abortions in a 5-4 decision. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote the majority opinion.

Judge Backs Ban of Anti-Gay Shirt

A federal judge in Chicago has sided with a suburban school that banned anti-gay T-shirts.

A student wanted to wear a shirt that read “Be Happy, Not Gay” as part…

Prison Newsletter Free to Circulate in California

California prison officials have agreed to stop blocking distribution of a newsletter that circulates to some 1,000 state prison inmates, in alleged violation of their First Amendment rights. The state…

Lawyers Spar Over Abortion Law

A lawyer for abortion opponents told a federal appeals court yesterday than an injunction blocking an abortion warning law is interfering with the rights of pregnant women in South Dakota.

8th Circuit Reconsiders Abortion Issue

A federal appeals court will sit en banc today to reconsider an injunction blocking a South Dakota abortion law from taking effect.

The 2005 law requires abortion providers to tell…

Sweet Music to Jim Morrison Fans: A Pardon?

Is it time to pardon Doors frontman Jim Morrison, famous for his music and infamous for his bad behavior?

Dave Diamond, a cable TV producer from Dayton, Ohio, thinks so.…

Study This, Mr. Principal: Student Wins Web Case

Placing a middle school student on probation for criticizing a school principal in expletive-laden language on a MySpace page violated her First Amendment right of free speech, the Indiana Court…

A Sixth Sense About Criminal Trials

A young litigator unites Justice Scalia and the court’s liberals over defendants’ rights

A Death Sentence Is Brought to Mind

Court examines mental illness and an inmate’s understanding of execution

Court Takes Cases Out of the Office

Firing, racial bias, minimum wage fill out employment law issues

April 20, 1971

School Busing Gets the Green Light

Paging Dr. Miles: Antitrust Law Examined

Absent for a decade, price-fixing and competition are back before the high court

High Court Holds a ’60s Revival

Warren era comes to life in cases on student signs and standing to sue

Violation or Salvation?

Prosecutors say it’s a sex crime. Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs says it’s counseling his flock.

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