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Supreme Tuesday

Today the U.S. Supreme Court is set to release opinions and orders. Some of the cases still awaiting a decision from the high court include Safford Unified School District v. Redding, which asks whether the Fourth Amendment allows students to be strip searched by school officials in search of prescription drugs, Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, which considers whether lab reports prepared in criminal drug cases are testimonial evidence triggering the Confrontation Clause, and Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Co., which asks whether a judge must recuse himself from an appeal involving one of his campaign donors.

Also this week, President Barack Obama could end the growing speculation over who his first Supreme Court pick will be by announcing the nominee.

And legal watchers in Washington and across the country are watching the California Supreme Court, which will decide the fate of Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage today.

Updates to come here and on Lawyers USA‘s website.

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