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Supreme Court Deals Blow To Government Unions

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| The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that states may not force public employees to pay agency fees to unions of which they are not a member.

In Travel Ban Ruling, High Court Repudiates Notorious Japanese Internment Case

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The shadow of a World War II-era case hung over Tuesday's travel ban decision at the Supreme Court. Justices Roberts and Sotomayor sparred over the legacy of Japanese internment camps.

Brendan Dassey Of 'Making A Murderer' Won't Have Case Heard By Supreme Court

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Dassey was convicted on the basis of a confession he gave as a teen; his lawyers and supporters say it was coerced. He won some rounds, but lost an appeal; the Supreme Court won't be weighing in.

Supreme Court Sides With California Anti-Abortion Pregnancy Centers

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In a case that pitted the right to know against the right of free speech, the court ruled 5-4 that a California law aimed at "truth in advertising" likely violates the First Amendment.

In Big Win For White House, Supreme Court Upholds President Trump's Travel Ban

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By a 5-4 vote, the court reversed a series of lower-court decisions and said a rule banning nearly all travelers from five mainly Muslim countries was within the president's authority.

Supreme Court Says Texas Political Map Is Largely Not A Racial Gerrymander

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The court said just one district is unconstitutional — House District 90. Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a scathing dissent that was five pages longer than the majority opinion.

Scabies has shown up at Victorville immigrant detention center

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First chickenpox, now scabies at Victorville's federal prison, where thousands of immigrant detainees are being held.

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LA civil rights icon John Mack dies

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Mack passed away at the age of 81 after a long battle with cancer. He was president of the L.A. chapter of the Urban League for more than 30 years, and served as president of the L.

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D.C. Sniper Lee Malvo To Get New Sentencing Hearings

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Tried as a juvenile in the 2002 slayings of 10 people, Lee Boyd Malvo got multiple life sentences without parole. Now, an appeals court has affirmed that several of the sentences must be tossed.