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Justices will hear Ted Cruz’s challenge to loan restrictions in campaign-finance law

The 2018 Texas Senate race between Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O’Rourke was one of the closest races in Texas in 40 years, with O’Rourke falling short of unseating Cruz by roughly 200,000 votes out of 8.3 million cast. It was also expensive, wit

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Justices debate speech and religion in spat over flag-flying at Boston city hall

The Supreme Court heard oral argument on Tuesday in a free speech case arising from Boston’s practice of allowing outside groups to fly their flags on one of the three flagpoles in front of city hall. A group that was denied permission to fly a... The pos

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Over Gorsuch dissent, justices deny review in dispute over definition of “minister” for tax-exemption purposes

After adding five cases to its merits docket for the spring on Friday, the Supreme Court on Tuesday morning issued more orders from the justices’ private conference last week. As expected, the justices did not grant any new cases. Perhaps most notably, th

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A quest to reclaim a Pissarro masterpiece hinges on the Erie doctrine

At the beginning of World War II, the heir of a prominent German Jewish art collector was forced to surrender her family’s Camille Pissarro painting to the Nazis. Her heirs have been litigating for more than 15 years over rights to the painting, an Impres

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