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Supreme Court gives thumbs-down to Tucson inventor of Spider-Man toy

The Supreme Court ruled against the Tucson inventor of a Spider-Man toy Monday, saying Marvel Enterprises no longer has to pay him royalties. Stephen Kimble had argued that a previous court ruling, cutting off royalty payments after a patent expires, is outdated and anti-competitive and needs to be overturned.... Read more»1

Supreme Court: Texas can enforce voter ID law

The U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion Saturday morning removing the last traces of uncertainty over whether voter ID can be enforced in the upcoming elections. ... Read more»

Lobbyists use secretive White House office to block gov't regs

When Washington lobbyists fail to derail regulations proposed by federal agencies, they often find a receptive ear within the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, an arm of the White House Office of Management and Budget that conducts much of its business in secret. ... Read more»

Supreme Court justices earn quarter million on the side

Nearly all Supreme Court justices reported earning thousands for teaching and book royalties beyond their federal salaries.... Read more»

Supreme Court questions Az’s voter registration law

The Supreme Court seemed split over whether strict voter-registration laws like Arizona's Proposition 200 are needed to prevent voter fraud, or whether they render a national voter law useless. The justices sharply questioned both sides in the hearing.... Read more»

Despite Supreme Court ruling, many minors may stay in prison for life

The Supreme Court has banned mandatory life without parole sentences for minors convicted of murder. But states are moving to keep many of them behind bars. ... Read more»

Justices appear skeptical of SB 1070 challenge

Supporters of Arizona’s SB 1070 were buoyed Wednesday after a U.S. Supreme Court hearing in which most justices appeared skeptical of the federal challenge to central parts of the immigration law.... Read more»

Supreme Court rules part of Az’s Clean Elections unconstitutional

A divided U.S. Supreme Court Monday invalidated the matching-funds provision of Arizona's Clean Elections Act, saying it violates the free-speech rights of those not participating in the fund.... Read more»

Supreme Court nixes Clean Elections matching funds

Publicly funded political candidates will no longer receive matching funds when opponents raise more money after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the practice is unconstitutional.... Read more»

Supreme Court questions Clean Elections funding triggers

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts tried his hand at "gotcha" questioning as the high court Monday heard its first lawsuit regarding public financing of political campaigns since the 1970s. Arguments were heard on a challenge to Arizona's Clean Elections system.... Read more»

Fact-checking Republicans at CPAC

Republicans at the Conservative Political Action Conference this past weekend strayed at times from the facts, although for the most part, they stuck to expressing their low opinions of the current administration and its policies.... Read more»

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The Post panders to conservatives

It’s fair to say that no media executives have so far been able to figure out how to meet the current crisis facing newspapers. One response: The Washington Post continues its desperate attempts to appeal to conservatives by hiring writers who can’t get their facts straight.... Read more»

Comic: Jurisprudence

Elena Kagan is The Invisible Woman

Solicitor General Elena Kagan is the perfect prophylactic against Senate confirmation trouble; she has no judicial record at all!... Read more»

See Supreme Court nominee Kagan's financials

Before Elena Kagan was a Supreme Court nominee, she was Obama’s nominee for Solicitor General, a position she now holds. She was required to file a financial disclosure, and an ethics agreement – outlining potential conflicts of interest and what she plans to do about them... Read more»

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