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Supreme Court to hear challenge to campaign donation limits

The Supreme Court has agreed to delve once again into the controversial issue of limits on money in politics. This time, it's the limits placed by federal law on how much an individual can contribute to candidates and political organizations.


As "Roe v. Wade" turns 40, most oppose reversing abortion ruling

Most Americans remain opposed to overturning the controversial U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, which 40 years ago legalized abortion at least in the first three months of pregnancy, according to a poll released Wednesday.


Supreme Court lets embryonic stem cell research proceed

The Supreme Court refused to step into the emotionally charged debate over embryonic stem cell research Monday, declining to hear a case that sought to stop government funding on ethical grounds.


Courts collected record $5 billion from criminal, civil actions in 2012

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte and the Western District of North Carolina obtained record collections - more than $5 billion - in civil and criminal actions in 2012.


Justice refuses to block morning-after pill rule

Sonia Sotomayor

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has denied a request to block part of the federal health care law that requires employee health-care plans to provide insurance coverage for the morning-after pill and similar emergency contraception pills.


Supreme Court keeps California in suspense on gay marriage

The U.S. Supreme Court did not address the California gay-marriage case on Monday morning. The next time they can consider it is on Friday.


Court to decide if human genes can be patented

Human Genes

The Supreme Court will soon decide whether companies can patent human genes, a decision that could reshape the future of medical care in the United States.


Supreme Court rejects insanity defense appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned down an opportunity to consider whether states can ban the insanity defense in criminal cases. Most states permit a defendant to claim the defense of not guilty by reason of insanity.


Supreme court revives challenge to Obama health law

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revived a challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare reforms, allowing a Christian college to pursue litigation raising First Amendment objections to a law that the court mostly upheld in June.


Supreme Court Hears Challenge to Wiretaps Law

The Supreme Court heard a challenge to a federal law, enacted after the Sept. 11 attacks, that authorized intercepting international communications involving Americans.


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