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Washington: Supreme Court

  • High court voids overall federal campaign contribution limits

    17 days, 6 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court struck down limits Wednesday in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual donors may make to candidates, political parties and political action committees. The justices said in a 5-4 vote that Americans ...

  • Nude dance clubs, NV Energy's taxes and school uniforms lead off state Supreme Court cases for 2014

    3 months, 16 days ago

    (AP) The Nevada Supreme Court will open 2014 with appeals from Las Vegas erotic dancing clubs, a killer on death row and a dispute over school uniforms. The court will conduct hearings in Carson City from Jan. 6-8 on 13 cases ...

  • Court: Is anonymous tip enough for traffic stop?

    6 months, 20 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will weigh whether a motorist's anonymous tip about reckless driving is enough for police to pull over a car, without an officer's corroboration of dangerous driving. The issue has divided state and ...

  • Arizona citizenship proof law illegal, top court rules

    10 months, 6 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — States can't demand proof of citizenship from people registering to vote in federal elections unless they get federal or court approval to do so, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a decision complicating efforts in Arizona and other ...

  • Sotomayor cites Boston on perils of profiling

    11 months, 21 days ago

    (AP) DENVER — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Thursday the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings shows how difficult and sensitive the issue of racial profiling can be. Speaking with young students in Denver, Sotomayor noted that some people asked ...

  • Harry Reid weighs in on Alabama voting rights case

    1 year, 2 months ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — Sen. Harry Reid weighed in Friday on an upcoming Supreme Court case that could prove pivotal in determining whether campaigns for voter ID laws proliferate. Reid filed a friend of the court brief in Shelby County, Ala. v. ...

  • County considers competing proposals for investigating fatal shootings by police

    1 year, 4 months ago

    (AP) After two hours of debate, county commissioners on Tuesday agreed to consider two proposals that attempt to change the coroner’s inquest, which is an airing of the facts after deadly police shootings. One proposal includes witnesses and a cross-examination by ...

  • Sandoval calls on Congress to reform health care law to ease burden on states

    1 year, 9 months ago

    (AP) Obama health care law survives Supreme Court review Governor, lawmakers to decide Medicaid expansion for low-income Nevadans Obama sees vindication in ruling; Romney vows to repeal health care law Nevada health care at a glance The fight against the national ...

  • Obama health care law survives Supreme Court review

    1 year, 9 months ago

    (AP) Download a .pdf of the Supreme Court ruling Governor, lawmakers to decide Medicaid expansion for low-income Nevadans Obama sees vindication in ruling; Romney vows to repeal health care law Nevada health care at a glance President Barack Obama’s health care ...

  • Number of U.S. illegal immigrants from Mexico drops

    1 year, 12 months ago

    (AP) The number of Mexican immigrants living illegally in the U.S. has dropped significantly for the first time in decades, a dramatic shift as many illegal workers, already in the U.S. and seeing few job opportunities, return to Mexico.An analysis of ...

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