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Supreme Court checks off redistricting cases

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/25/18, 12:11 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday overturned a lower court’s ruling that electoral districts in Texas were racially discriminatory. The ruling likely will ensure that Republicans continue to outnumber Democrats 2-1 in the Texas legislature. The state’s districts have been embroiled in court action since 2011. In another redistricting dispute from North Carolina, the high court sent the case back to lower courts for more work.

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High court: Police need a warrant for cellphone tracking data

by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/22/18, 12:57 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a major decision Friday upholding privacy rights in the digital age, ruling police need search warrants to track criminal suspects’ movements using cellphone location data.

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Supreme Court ends tax-free online shopping

by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/21/18, 11:35 am

The Supreme Court ended the era of tax-free online shopping Thursday when it ruled in favor of states demanding internet retailers pay sales tax. The 5-4 ruling reversed two decades-old Supreme Court decisions retailers had used to avoid paying the tax. Those decisions said an online business shipping products to customers in states where it did not have a physical presence didn’t have to collect sales tax.

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