Supreme Court
 Betty Dukes (Associated Press/Photo by Jacquelyn Martin)

Liberal losses

Supreme Court | Rulings reject a climate change lawsuit and workers' suit against Walmart
by Emily Belz
Posted 6/21/11, 02:39 pm

WASHINGTON-The Supreme Court issued two major, unrelated rulings Monday, but both unanimous decisions were a blow to liberal groups.

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Associated Press/California Department of Corrections

Beneath 'human dignity'

Supreme Court | High court orders California to release thousands of prisoners, and faith-based groups are ready to help
by Emily Belz
Posted 5/23/11, 09:53 pm

WASHINGTON-The U.S. Supreme Court issued a tall order to the state of California Monday: The state must reduce its prison population by releasing about 40,000 prisoners over the next two years.

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Snyder funeral protest (AP/Dylan Slagle, Carroll County Times)

Protected speech

Supreme Court | The high court rules that Westboro Baptist had the right to protest at a 2006 military funeral
by Emily Belz
Posted 3/02/11, 07:20 pm

WASHINGTON-The Supreme Court delivered a near unanimous decision Wednesday in favor of Westboro Baptist Church, ruling that the Phelps family-which largely makes up the church-had a right to protest at a slain Marine's funeral.

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