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US Supreme Court to hear NC native on healthcare

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The US Supreme Court is hearing from a Washington lawyer with North Carolina roots it picked as the devil's advocate on the first day of hearings on the health care reform law. Full story...
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Groups praise court's decision on NC prayer case

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Backers of a lawsuit over Christian prayers before Forsyth County commission meetings are praising a US Supreme Court decision not to hear an appeal of a judge's order prohibiting the practice. Full story...
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Supreme Court will hear health care case this term

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The Supreme Court says it will hear arguments over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, setting up an election-year showdown over the White House's main domestic policy achievement. Full story...
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Case over turkey remains in public sewer sent back to NC court

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The U.S. Supreme Court is rejecting a North Carolina poultry company's attempt to throw out federal criminal charges over turkey remains released into a public sewer plant. Full story...
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Forsyth to appeal prayer case to US Supreme Court

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A North Carolina county wants to make its case to the US Supreme Court that public meetings should be allowed to start with prayers singling out Jesus Christ for praise. Full story...
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Durham appeals ruling on lacrosse-player lawsuits

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Attorneys for the city of Durham have asked a federal appeals court to overturn a lower-court ruling allowing former Duke lacrosse players to seek damages from the city. Full story...
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Supreme Court limits Walmart sex bias case

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The Supreme Court has ruled for Walmart in its fight to block a massive sex discrimination lawsuit on behalf of women who work there. Full story...
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In NC case, US Supreme Court says age must be considered in interrogation

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The high court on Thursday ruled that police and school officials were wrong when they interviewed a 13-year-old special education student about a string of break-ins in Chapel Hill. Full story...
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Supreme Court: Career criminal won't get less prison time

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The Supreme Court says a career criminal cannot get his sentence reduced because of a change in drug-crime penalties in North Carolina. Full story...
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Family of 1790 jurist fights NC for documents

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The family of one of the first US Supreme Court justices is demanding cash or the return of the 18th Century jurist's letters from the state archives where they've been for a century. Full story...
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Burr gets "animal crush videos" banned

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video Animal crush videos, showing the crushing, burning, drowning, and suffocating of animals was officially deemed illegal today. President Obama signed the Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act of 2010 this morning. Full story...
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NC county leaders win case at US Supreme Court

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The US Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Pender County commissioners who sued the state of North Carolina over redistricting. Full story...
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US Supreme Court agrees to hear voting rights case out of New Hanover, Pender Counties

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A group of republican voters wants North Carolina State House and Senate districts redrawn. Full story...
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