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Supreme Court Upholds Mich Ban on Affirmative Action

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the state of Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice's impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial inequality. The jus ...

NJ woman sues over '8THEIST' license plate

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman has filed a lawsuit against the state's Motor Vehicle Commission, claiming the agency rejected her application for a license plate proclaiming she's an Atheist. Shannon Morgan filed the suit Thursday in federal ...

Supreme Court Justices Discuss First Amendment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The legality of government surveillance is likely to come before the Supreme Court someday, and Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg appear less than thrilled at the prospect. Scalia thinks the judicial branch is the leas ...

Christian broadcaster wins health care injunction

DENVER (AP) — Christian radio broadcaster James Dobson has won a temporary injunction preventing the federal government from requiring his ministry to include the morning-after pill and other emergency contraception in its health insurance. A federal ...

Pelletiers' Attorneys File Request To Have Justina Returned

Attorneys for the parents of Justina Pelletier have filed a request that the 15-year-old girl be released from the custody of Massachusetts and returned to her family. "Massachusetts DCF has no right to hold Justina captive," said Mat Staver, attorne ...

Detroit makes pension deal with already retired cops and firefighters

DETROIT (AP) -- The city of Detroit has reached a deal with retired police officers and firefighters that would preserve current pensions but trim annual cost-of-living payments - the first major agreement with retirees in the bankruptcy case, mediat ...

Educational Institutions Continue to Restrict Free Speech

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The latest in a string of successful court challenges to college "free speech zones" is unfolding in Virginia, where lawyers are negotiating a settlement in the case of a student who was barred from preaching on campus. The Virgi ...

Judge says flashing headlights to warn drivers of police presence is free speech

GRANTS PASS, Ore. - Hauling a truckload of logs to a Southern Oregon mill last fall, Chris Hill noticed a sheriff's deputy behind him and flashed his lights to warn a UPS driver coming the other way. The deputy pulled over Hill on U.S. Highway 140 in ...

Supreme Court Declines to Review Religious Liberty Case

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has turned down an appeal from a commercial photography business in New Mexico that objects to taking pictures of same-sex wedding ceremonies. The justices on Monday left in place a state Supreme Court ruling that ...

Angry families want GM prosecuted for defects

WASHINGTON (AP) — The families of those who died in General Motors cars with defective ignition switches want prosecutors to go after GM insiders responsible for letting the problems fester for more than a decade — and perhaps for covering them up. " ...


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