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  • Keep off: Judges rule Supreme Court can ban plaza protests story has photos
    Updated: Aug-28-15 2:07 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court, the setting for landmark rulings in favor of free speech, can keep protesters off its marble plaza without violating their constitutional rights, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

  • US solicitor general opposes ex-Va. governor's freedom bid 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 5:10 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has not met the legal standard that would warrant allowing him to remain free while he appeals his corruption convictions to the Supreme Court, U.S. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. said in papers filed Wednesday.

  • Coal protesters, firm still battle over song lyrics in suit 
    Updated: Aug-05-15 6:57 pm

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The lyrics of a more than 40-year-old strip-mining protest song still amount to fighting words in Wyoming, where a lawsuit pits environmentalists against one of the nation's largest coal mining companies.

  • Things to know about the Voting Rights Act of 1965 
    Updated: Aug-05-15 6:39 pm

    WASHINGTON - On Aug. 6, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Voting Rights Act, which has been called the single most effective civil rights law ever passed by Congress.