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Stories with person: Sonia Sotomayor
  • Patrick calls affirmative action ruling troubling 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 8:29 pm
  • BOSTON - Gov. Deval Patrick called the Supreme Court's ruling allowing voters to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions "very troubling" Wednesday and said his administration is looking to see whether there are any implications for Massachusetts.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ex-homeless student at UNR wins $30K scholarship 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:58 am
  • RENO, Nevada - A University of Nevada, Reno student who was homeless during part of her time attending high school in North Las Vegas has been named the winner of a prestigious national scholarship worth $30,000.

  • High court bolsters domestic violence gun ban law 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 2:46 pm
  • WASHINGTON - People convicted of minor domestic violence offenses can be barred from possessing guns even in states where no proof of physical violence is required to support the domestic violence charge, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.