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Right wing takes aim at state courts

Business and its right-wing allies are targeting the states' supreme courts for takeover.

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Supreme Court upholds health care law

In a historic decision, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld virtually all of the health reform law to extend health coverage to most uninsured Americans.

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Thousands wrongly convicted

In the last 23 years alone, more than 2,000 people were falsely convicted, but probably far more people are in prison for crimes they did not commit.

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EPA appeals coal mining ruling

A federal judge ruled in March that the Environmental Protection Agency illegally vetoed a large West Virginia coal-mining project.

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Supreme Court hears Arizona v. United States

Religious leaders, immigrant and labor rights advocates are preparing for the April 25 Supreme Court hearing on Arizona's infamous law, SB 1070.

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Supreme Court authorizes “serious invasions of privacy”

If you're shy about being naked in front of others, you'd better avoid being arrested - for anything.

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Millions of Californians now benefit from health care law

As the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments by Affordable Care Act's opponents, including 26 states, other states are already putting parts of the law into practice as they look toward full implementation in 2014.

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100,000 demand Clarence Thomas stay out of health care hearing

Over 100,000 signatures demanding Justice Clarence Thomas recuse himself from upcoming March hearings on the Affordable Care Act were presented to the Supreme Court on Friday. 

Labor groups defend different pieces of national health care law

With the national health care revision law yet to fully take effect, but under challenge before the Supreme Court, six labor organizations have stepped forward, four of them joining other groups, to defend different parts of it.

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Supreme Court to hear Arizona immigration case in 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Monday that it is going to hear three politically charged cases in its upcoming 2012 session.

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