California has lost its argument that the government should protect children from the effects of violent video games. The Supreme Court says the First Amendment protects their sale. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Abdullah al-Kidd (right) and his attorney, Lee Gelernt, on Feb 14. Al-Kidd has lost his bid to sue then-Attorney General John Ashcroft for alleged violations of Kidd's rights when he was arrested in 2003. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Inmates at California's Chino State Prison sit inside a metal cage in the hallway as they wait to be assigned permanent housing or for medical, mental health, counselor or other appointments. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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Republicans mounted a successful filibuster Thursday against judicial nominee Goodwin Liu, shown at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in April 2010. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund, waits to be arraigned Monday in a New York City courtroom. Emmanuel Dunand/Pool/AP hide caption

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Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the five-justice majority, said that taxpayers may challenge a direct legislative appropriation for religious schools, but not a tax credit. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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John Thompson spent 18 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. This week, the Supreme Court overturned a $14 million award he had gotten after suing New Orleans prosecutors. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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A woman makes her way out of a Wal-Mart store in Oakland, Calif. Wal-Mart is arguing that it is too big to be sued by 1.5 million of its current and former female workers. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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