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Supreme Court makes it easier to sue for malicious prosecution

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday made it easier to sue police and prosecutors for malicious prosecution. But the decision still leaves in place other barriers to such lawsuits. At the center of the ruling is a case of diaper rash. Yes, diaper rash. Larry Thompson was living with his then… Read More

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What Ketanji Brown Jackson can expect to hear from Republicans this week

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The Thesaurus has no synonyms for the phrase, “confirmation hearing.” That’s because it’s a unique beast. Unique because it is like no other. And beast because when it comes to a Supreme Court nomination, it is treacherous for the nominee, while offering enormous opportunities for her questioners. Keep that in mind… Read More

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Supreme Court blocks Biden’s vaccine-or-test mandate for large private companies

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Updated January 13, 2022 at 4:45 PM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Biden administration’s vaccine-or-test rule Thursday, declaring that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration had exceeded its authority. But at the same time, the court upheld a regulation issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services… Read More