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Supreme Court Weighs Abortion Case; Schumer Remarks Draw Rebuke From Roberts

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| Lawyers for the Center for Reproductive Rights and Louisiana faced a hot bench Wednesday in a case critical to abortion rights in the U.S. But the Chief Justice - a key vote - did not tip his hand.

Robert Durst Murder Case Featured In HBO Documentary Goes To Trial

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The 76-year-old real estate heir is charged with the one count of murder for killing Susan Berman in a case made famous by the series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst.

Supreme Court Casts Doubt On Independence Of Consumer Protection Agency

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was established to prevent the abuses that led to the 2008 financial crisis. Now the Trump administration is questioning its independent structure.

LGBTQ Youth Fight For Equality In Sex Ed In South Carolina Classrooms

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A 32-year-old law makes it illegal for teachers in that state to speak about queer relationships, unless it's about sexually transmitted infections. But a federal lawsuit could change that.

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Federal Court Again Blocks Trump's 'Remain In Mexico' Program

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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled to uphold a lower-court's injunction on the controversial policy, saying it "is invalid in its entirety" because of its inconsistency with federal asylum law.

U.S. Supreme Court Agrees To Dismiss 'D.C. Sniper' Case Following Virginia Parole Law

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Lawyers for Lee Boyd Malvo, who shot and killed 10 people as a teen and was sentenced to life in prison without parole, pulled the case from the high court. Under a new law, he could seek parole.

Supreme Court Turns To Immigration With 2 Major Cases

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The court ruled that the parents of a Mexican boy shot and killed by a border patrol agent cannot sue the officer. It also heard arguments in a free-speech case involving immigration.

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Supreme Court Rules Border Patrol Agents Who Shoot Foreign Nationals Can't Be Sued

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In a 5-4 decision, the court ruled Tuesday that families of noncitizens shot by federal agents on foreign territory have no constitutional right to sue for damages in U.S. courts.

Julian Assange Extradition Hearing Begins In London

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The U.S. government wants the WikiLeaks co-founder to face 18 charges related to illegally obtaining and disclosing classified data. Assange's lawyers argue that the case is politically motivated.