Supreme Court may hear case on school barring American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo

A California school dispute that arose when students wore shirts emblazoned with the American flag on Cinco de Mayo could prompt the Supreme Court to take a new look at free-speech rules for high schools.
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Amanda Knox trial: Italy’s top court acquits of Knox, Sollecito of murder

Reuters Italy's top court on Friday annulled the conviction of American Amanda Knox for the 2007 murder of her British flatmate and fully acquitted her in a surprise verdict capping nearly a decade of courtroom drama. The brutal stabbing of 21-year-old Meredith Kercher, alleged sex games and multiple trials provided fodder for tabloids on both sides of the Atlantic and inspired books and films. "I'm still absorbing the present moment, which is full of joy," an emotional Knox, 27, Read more [...]

Italy’s highest court acquits Amanda Knox of killing roommate

Published March 28, Facebook0 Twitter0 livefyre Email Print Italy's highest court acquitted American Amanda Knox of murder Friday, ending her legal saga. Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito -- who was also acquitted Friday -- had been convicted, acquitted, and convicted in three different trials over the 2007 murder of Knox's flatmate Meredith Kercher in the Italian university town of Perugia. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT "I am tremendously relieved and grateful for Read more [...]

Supreme Court appears reluctant to force Texas to issue Confederate license plates

Motorists have the right to put their favorite bumper sticker on their car, but do they have a free-speech right to a special state license plate with a Confederate battle flag or a message about abortion?
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EPA rule on power plant emissions faces formidable hurdle in Supreme Court

Twenty-five years in the making, a new nationwide rule is set to take effect this spring that will sharply restrict coal and oil-fired power plants from releasing mercury, arsenic and other hazardous pollutants into the air and, eventually, into rivers and lakes.
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Sheriff Arpaio admits violating court order in profiling suit

Joe Arpaio, the outspoken Arizona sheriff who often touted his get-tough approach to combating illegally immigration, has admitted that he violated a federal judge’s orders to stop detaining people simply because of a suspicion they may be in the country illegally.
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