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Supreme Court Hears Breathalyzer Case

The Supreme Court is deciding whether police should be required to get a warrant for sobriety tests.

Garland A Court Moderate Who Would Frustrate Both Sides

POLITICS | By Jeff Donn, Curt Anderson, Holbrook Mohr, and Mitch Weiss | Apr 12
An Associated Press review of Garland's record on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit suggests he is a judge who only rarely has found himself at odds with the government agencies that appear before him.

Court Upholds Total Population Count in Electoral Districts

POLITICS | By Mark Sherman | Apr 4
The Supreme Court has unanimously upheld a Texas law that counts everyone, not just eligible voters, in deciding how to draw electoral districts.

Tied 4-4 After Scalia's Death, High Court Gives Unions A Win

LEGAL | By Sam Hananel | Mar 29
In the clearest sign yet of the impact of Justice Antonin Scalia's death, labor unions on Tuesday won a high-profile Supreme Court dispute they once seemed all but certain to lose.

Supreme Court Nominee Formed Lasting Bonds at Harvard

POLITICS | By Denise Lavoie | Mar 29
From his first days at Harvard, Merrick Garland's classmates pegged him as a star. Smartest guy in the room, self-confident, easygoing and thoughtful are some of the compliments they still pay him 40 years later.

Scalia's Death Could Affect Politically Tinged Cases

NATIONAL | By Mark Sherman | Mar 23
Challengers in two politically tinged cases before the Supreme Court this week face the seemingly insurmountable problem of being unable to count to five - as in five votes.

Rallies Urge GOP Senators to Back Supreme Court Vote

POLITICS | By Julie Carr Smyth an Alan Fram | Mar 22
A coalition of liberal groups staged rallies around the country on Monday targeting Republican senators who oppose confirmation hearings for President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland.

Standout in the Law, Garland Would Blend In at Supreme Court

POLITICS | By Mark Sherman | Mar 17
In experience, background and even in his personal characteristics, Merrick Garland resembles the men and women he would join on the bench if he is confirmed to the Supreme Court.

Sen. Orrin Hatch: I Wouldn't Hold Hearing for Merrick Garland

Republicans are vowing to block President Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court despite previous support for Merrick Garland for previous court appointments.

Lower Court Judges Could Be Caught Up in Supreme Court Fight

POLITICS | By Mary Clare Jalonick | Mar 15
More than 30 judicial nominees could end up as collateral damage in the election-year fight over President Barack Obama's effort to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court and Senate Republicans' steadfast opposition.

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