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High Court Says Police Need A Warrant For Most Cellphone Searches

High Court Says Police Need A Warrant For Most Cellphone SearchesThe U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that unless police have a warrant, they generally cannot search data on a cellphone seized from someone who has been arrested.

Federal Judges Reverse Gay-Marriage Bans In Utah, Indiana

Federal Judges Reverse Gay-Marriage Bans In Utah, IndianaUtah and Indiana are the latest states to see their bans on same-sex marriage struck down by a federal court, following rulings in both states Wednesday that found the prohibition unconstitutional.

Federal Judge Rules No-Fly List Process Is Unconstitutional

Federal Judge Rules No-Fly List Process Is UnconstitutionalA federal judge in Oregon says the process surrounding the federal government's "no-fly list" is unconstitutional.

Supreme Court Rules Against Patents For Abstract Ideas

Supreme Court Rules Against Patents For Abstract IdeasThe U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that using a computer to implement an abstract idea does not make that invention eligible for a patent.

Married Same-Sex Couples To Receive More Federal Benefits

Married Same-Sex Couples To Receive More Federal BenefitsThe Family Medical Leave Act's benefits will soon extend to married same-sex couples in all of the U.S., under a White House plan that will be formally announced today.

Supreme Court Sides With Whistleblower In Retaliation Case

Supreme Court Sides With Whistleblower In Retaliation CaseIn a case over retaliation against a public employee who was fired after testifying about corruption, the Supreme Court says the man gave testimony as a concerned citizen and should not have been punished.

Court Overturns Sharing Of FISA Surveillance With Defense Lawyers

Court Overturns Sharing Of FISA Surveillance With Defense LawyersThe U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a landmark order that required the government to share secret intelligence with defense lawyers.

High Court Rules Some Kids Have To Restart Immigration Process At Age 21

High Court Rules Some Kids Have To Restart Immigration Process At Age 21Digging into the nitty gritty of immigration law, the Supreme Court on Monday ruled that some immigrant children who turn 21 while their parent's immigration application is still pending have to go to the back of the line and start over.

A Sisyphean Task Begins As ‘Forget’ Requests Roll Into Google

A Sisyphean Task Begins As ‘Forget’ Requests Roll Into GoogleGoogle opened an online form this week allowing European users to request that information about their lives be deleted from the search engine.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Pennsylvania’s Ban On Gay Marriage

Federal Judge Strikes Down Pennsylvania’s Ban On Gay MarriageA federal judge struck down Pennsylvania's ban on gay marriage on Tuesday, saying it violated the Constitution's Equal Protection clause.