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Questioning Scalia’s dissent on ‘actual innocence’

So let me get this straight. Justice Antonin Scalia thinks it’s OK to execute someone even if he’s innocent as long as his trial didn’t suffer from constitutional infirmities. That’s how I read his dissenting opinion last month when the ...

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Federal vs. states’ power to regulate banks weighed

U.S. Supreme Court justices weighed the power of state authorities to investigate the practices of federally chartered banks including JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Wells Fargo & Co. Hearing arguments Tuesday in Washington, several members of the court said states ...

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Enron official, fighting retrial, gets support at Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court justices questioned whether prosecutors can retry a former Enron Corp. official on charges stemming from the accounting fraud that caused the energy-trading company’s 2001 collapse. F. Scott Yeager, a onetime business strategist for Enron’s broadband unit, contends ...

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Massey case prompts High Court to weigh restrictions on judges

U.S. Supreme Court justices signaled they may use a case involving Massey Energy Co. Chairman Donald Blankenship to require that judges disqualify themselves from cases involving major campaign supporters. Hearing arguments Tuesday in Washington, the high court considered whether West ...

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U.S. Supreme Court bolsters gun ban for domestic abusers

The U.S. Supreme Court buttressed a federal ban on gun possession by people convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence, saying the law applies to a West Virginia man convicted of beating his wife under a general state battery law. The justices, ...

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