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U.S. Supreme Court restricts police on cellphone location data

U.S. Supreme Court restricts police on cellphone location dataThe U.S. Supreme Court on Friday imposed limits on the ability of police to obtain cellphone data pinpointing the past location of criminal suspects in a major victory for digital privacy advocates and a setback for law enforcement authorities. In the 5-4 ruling, the court said police generally need a court-approved warrant to get the data, setting a higher legal hurdle than previously existed under federal law. The court said obtaining such data without a warrant from wireless carriers, as police routinely do, amounted to an unreasonable search and seizure under the U.S. Constitution’s Fourth Amendment.



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SEC judge appointments unconstitutional, U.S. high court says

SEC judge appointments unconstitutional, U.S. high court saysBy Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court gave presidents more control over key jobs in federal agencies on Thursday, ruling that the way the Securities and Exchange Commission selected in-house judges who enforce investor protection laws violated the U.S. Constitution. The justices agreed with President Donald Trump’s administration that the SEC, in having low-level staff install administrative law judges, infringed upon powers given to the president in the U.S. Constitution’s “appointments clause” regarding the filling of certain federal posts. The ruling could reverberate through the federal government, which has nearly 2,000 administrative law judges who decide matters as varied as unfair trade practices, veterans benefits and patent infringement.



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Migrant Children Drugged Without Consent At Government Centers, Court Documents Show

Migrant Children Drugged Without Consent At Government Centers, Court Documents ShowStaff working on the behalf of the Office of Refugee Resettlement are



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Killing dogs for meat illegal, rules S. Korean court

Killing dogs for meat illegal, rules S. Korean courtA South Korean court has ruled the killing of dogs for meat is illegal, in a landmark decision that animal rights activists said Thursday could pave the way to outlawing eating canines. Despite no specific ban, authorities have invoked hygiene regulations or animal protection laws that ban cruel slaughter methods to crack down on dog farms and restaurants ahead of international events such as the Pyeongchang Olympics. Animal rights group Care last year filed complaints against a dog farm operator in Bucheon, accusing him of “killing animals without proper reasons” and violating building and hygiene regulations, and prosecutors later charged him.



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California court hears tales of shackled, starved children

California court hears tales of shackled, starved childrenRIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Two pale, malnourished girls are photographed shackled to bunk beds. Their sister, who surreptitiously snapped the photos, is heard pleading in a 911 call for someone to come and save her siblings.



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West Virginia Supreme Court justice charged with fraud

West Virginia Supreme Court justice charged with fraudLoughry, 47, who was elected in 2012, was charged with using a government vehicle and credit card on personal trips, submitting mileage claims for reimbursement for a government vehicle he used and making unlawful personal use of a historically significant desk, U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart said in a statement issued by his office in Charleston. The indictment also accused him of trying to obstruct the grand jury investigation by seeking to influence the testimony of a Supreme Court employee.



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Philippines' ousted Supreme Court chief lambastes Duterte

Philippines' ousted Supreme Court chief lambastes DuterteThe ousted Philippine Supreme Court chief justice launched a blistering attack on President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, calling him a “self-styled savior who is willing to kill”, after she lost an appeal against her removal from office. Maria Lourdes Sereno, the first woman chief justice of the Philippines who Duterte denounced as an “enemy” for her opposition to some of his proposals, was ousted by fellow-judges allied with the president last month. “Our sights have been set low by the very leaders who should lead us to pursue lofty visions for our nation and our people,” Sereno said in a speech to her supporters after the court ruling.



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Supreme Court Punts On Partisan Gerrymandering

Supreme Court Punts On Partisan GerrymanderingThe U.S. Supreme Court took a pass on setting limits on extreme partisan



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Mueller worries Russia could use court case to spy on probe

Mueller worries Russia could use court case to spy on probeWASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's team is worried that Russian intelligence services will use a criminal case in Washington to gather information about its investigation and U.S. intelligence-gathering methods.



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Supreme Court Gives Green Light To Ohio's Voter Purges

Supreme Court Gives Green Light To Ohio's Voter PurgesThe U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that Ohio could continue to use an aggressive



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