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Stories with person: Stephen Breyer
  • High court nixes $3.4M award to child pornography victim 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 5:40 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices said Congress should change the law to benefit victims.

  • Court won't overturn death sentence for Ky. man 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 12:02 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to overturn the death sentence of a man who confessed to kidnapping, raping and killing a 16-year-old girl in Kentucky.

  • Court critical of Ohio law punishing campaign lies 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 5:28 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court appears to be highly skeptical of laws that try to police false statements during political campaigns, raising doubts about the viability of such laws in more than 15 states.

  • Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 3:49 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A state's voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a continuing need for programs that address racial inequality in America.

  • Supreme Court considers juice label dispute 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 2:47 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Count Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy among consumers who feel misled by a beverage called "Pomegranate Blueberry Flavored Blend of 5 Juices."

  • Excerpts of high court campaign finance opinions 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 6:10 pm
  • Excerpts from the opinions of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Clarence Thomas, in support of Wednesday's ruling striking down limits in federal law on overall campaign contributions to candidates and political committees, and from the dissenting opinion of Justice Stephen Breyer:

  • White House 'disappointed' in donor limit ruling 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 1:25 pm
  • ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE - The White House says it's disappointed with the Supreme Court's decision striking down overall campaign contribution limits.

  • Supreme Court could limit software patents 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 5:01 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Is it too easy for high-tech companies to patent inventions that are not really new, but simply take an old idea and blend it with computer wizardry?

  • Court seems likely to block Secret Service case 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 3:36 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court appeared likely Wednesday to block a group of protesters from bringing free-speech claims against two Secret Service agents who were guarding President George W. Bush during a 2004 visit to Oregon.