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Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban On Trademarking 'Immoral,' 'Scandalous' Words, Symbols

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| The decision paves the way for a clothing line, FUCT, to get its trademark. But the justices were split on how far is too far and which words they would find to be the most vulgar and profane.

Supreme Court Overturns Precedent In Property Rights Case. A Sign Of Things To Come?

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For the second time in weeks the court's five conservatives teamed up to overturn decades of precedent, to the consternation of the court's four liberals.

Judge Orders Special Prosecutor To Review Handling Of Jussie Smollett Case

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A judge in Illinois' Cook County says a special prosecutor should review the case "to restore the public's confidence in the integrity of our criminal justice system."

Surveillance Video From Willowbrook Police Shooting Raises Questions About Whether Deadly Force Was Justified

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Following the release of surveillance video of police shooting and killing a young black man in the Willowbrook neighborhood of Los Angeles earlier this month, questions are arising about whether the deputies' actions that led to the shooting were justified.

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Is The Supreme Court About To Give Haters Of The 'Deep State' What They Want?

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The court is continuing to allow Congress to delegate the details on a law's implementation. But is this decision a harbinger of something quite different?

LA Supes Set To Vote On $7M Settlement In Fatal Deputy Shooting

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The L.A. County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider paying $7 million to the family of Donta Taylor, who was killed by sheriff's deputies in Compton three years ago. The deputies claimed Taylor had brandished a gun before they chased him on foot and shot him, but no weapon was ever found.

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Shocking Revelation In Navy SEAL War Crimes Trial: Witness Says He Is The Real Killer

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Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Corey Scott stunned prosecutors as he described a previously unheard version of events, saying he asphyxiated the teenage Islamic fighter as an act of mercy.

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Supreme Court: Cross Can Stand On Public Land In Separation Of Church And State Case

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The high court's conservative majority sided with those advocating for "religious freedom" in a major win for groups like the American Legion.

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72 Philadelphia Police Officers Placed On Desk Duty Over Offensive Social Media Posts

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Police officials in Philadelphia are describing the action as the largest removal of officers from the street in recent memory.