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Fractured majority allows government to withhold information on torture at CIA black sites

The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that information about the federal government’s post-9/11 torture program at CIA “black sites” is protected by the “state secrets privilege,” a doctrine that allows the government to withhold information in litigation w

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Announcement of opinions for Friday, March 4 (complete)

We live blogged as the court released opinions in FBI v. Fazaga and United States v. Tsarnaev. Click here for a list of FAQs about opinion announcements.   The post Announcement of opinions for Friday, March 4 (complete) appeared first on S

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The morning read for Friday, March 4

Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. To suggest a piece for us to consider, email us at [email protected] Here’s the Friday morning read: Weighing history, G

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In 6-3 ruling, court reinstates death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber

Nearly nine years after bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon killed three people and badly injured hundreds more, the Supreme Court on Friday reinstated the death sentence of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was convicted for his role in the 2013 at

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