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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has been one of the most hotly contested election season issues. But the Supreme Court’s recent ruling refocused the debate. Now the question has become, is Obamacare really bad for business? more...

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While we can be thankful that the right to freedom of speech allows us to share our opinions through blogging, we may not have the luxury of doing so anonymously. Until recently, many bloggers and blog commenters assumed that if they wrote under an alias or anonymity, their comments couldn’t be traced to them. In light of recent court rulings though, bloggers should think twice about how they exercise their perceived freedom of speech.

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Was the U.S. Supreme Court making a statement when it declined to hear a gay adoption case? Most legal experts say the court's silence shouldn't be taken too seriously. Yet, given the publicity surrounding Florida's law, the court's refusal to hear Lofton v. Secretary of The Florida Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) would seem to communicate approval for the Florida adoption ban loud and clear. more...

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Perhaps the war between the Marshalls is the 21st century version of the Hatfields and McCoys or the Montagues and Capulets. Like every famous family feud, this one started with a fight over love and money. For now, it looks like Vickie Lynn Marshall, a.k.a. Anna Nicole Smith, has won a Supreme Court battle. Read more to find out why Anna Nicole won her case. more...

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In a rare unanimous decision, the Supreme Court overturned the conviction of Arthur-Andersen Accounting for destroying documents related to their client Enron in the early days of the scandal. The ruling, issued May 31, said that the jury instructions in the June 2002 trial failed to convey that conviction requires "consciousness of wrongdoing," according to the law. more...

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The Supreme Court will soon be hearing oral arguments and handing down a decision that could greatly affect how we view the upcoming presidential election—on television at least. The debate is over whether so-called issue ads, those that endorse specific causes and are funded by labor unions, special interest groups, and corporations, can be banned 60 days before a general election and 30 days before a primary; such ads are prohibited from even mentioning a particular candidate or party. more...

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For years, extensive court coverage was something left to the newspapers. Even then, it was left to the back pages unless they involved major crimes. That was before the O.J. Simpson trial. Now trial coverage is a regular part of local news programming. In the last few years, there has been a push for the nation's highest court to do the same.Read more to find out if the Supreme Court may allow cameras in court. more...

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Conservatives across the nation are poised on the edge of their seats, watching the latest suspense-thriller. But this one isn't from Hollywood, it's the latest Supreme Court nominee, White House Counsel Harriet Miers. Why worry? Is it because conservatives fear that Miers will not be confirmed? Or, because they fear she will be? Miers herself has never been a judge, and when it comes to the High Court, many conservatives are wary of taking yet another shot in the dark. more...

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Shortly after Harriet Miers withdrew her nomination to become the next associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, President Bush announced Judge Samuel A. Alito, Jr. of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals as his next pick. If confirmed, Alito would replace Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, and all of America is asking, Who is he? What is his background, his experience, and more importantly, how will he interpret the U.S. Constitution? more...

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With so much talk about The Pledge of Allegiance in the press and the courts, its history is a relevant talking point. But how much do most people really know about it? You may have recited the Pledge every day in elementary school - with the entire class standing in unison and dutifully placing their hands over their hearts - but it is unlikely that more than a few students knew where the Pledge originated and what it meant to recite it. more...

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