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Supreme Court hears oral arguments in retaliation case

Workplace romances can be perilous in the best of circumstances. But when an employee is fired after his sweetie files a discrimination complaint against the company, can he sue for retaliation under Title VII? The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court debated that issue during Tuesday's oral argument in Thompson v. North American Stainless.

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Justices take up sentencing case

WASHINGTON – In a case that addresses several technical questions left unanswered in the post-Booker world of federal sentencing rules, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court considered just how much leeway a judge has in resentencing a defendant after ...

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Strange coalition takes immigration case to SCOTUS

The U.S. Supreme Court case Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting brings together not only a host of controversial legal issues, including immigration, employment discrimination and federal preemption, but also a group legal advocates who usually battle against one another.

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SENTENCING

A mandatory minimum 5-year consecutive sentence for using a gun during a felony cannot be avoided because it was tacked onto another mandatory minimum sentence. See “Court upholds sentence boost for felony firearm use” U.S. Supreme Court. Abbott v. U.S. ...

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Who’s next on Obama’s Supremes list?

President Barack Obama has already done what few other presidents have in less than two years in office: appointed two U.S. Supreme Court justices. But if Obama gets the chance to appoint a third justice, chances are he will turn to a candidate that was already on his short list the first two times around.

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