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Court temporarily blocks census citizenship question

by Harvest Prude
Posted 6/27/19, 12:35 pm

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday temporarily blocked the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

The court affirmed the administration’s ability to add a citizenship question, citing past examples of the survey with such a question, but it was not persuaded by the administration’s justification for the move.

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Supreme Court: Offensive trademarks are free speech

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/24/19, 12:34 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dealt a victory to a California fashion brand whose name sounds like an obscene word. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office refused to recognize the clothing brand on the grounds it was “immoral or scandalous,” but the justices on the high court struck down that part of federal law as a violation of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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Supreme Court rules Bladensburg cross can stay

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/20/19, 01:11 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 7-2 that a nearly 100-year-old, 40-foot, World War I memorial cross erected in 1925 by the American Legion in Bladensburg, Md., does not violate the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. “The cross is undoubtedly a Christian symbol, but that fact should not blind us to everything else that the Bladensburg Cross has come to represent,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the majority opinion.

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