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The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on whether a state has to adhere to the Eighth Amendment's excessive fines clause. That could have consequences for civil forfeiture in crimes.
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CNN attorney Ted Boutrous delivers remarks outside U.S. District Court following a hearing Wednesday on CNN's case against the White House for stripping a reporter of his press pass.
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Ted Olson, one of the lawyers representing CNN in a case against the Trump administration, helped NPR's Nina Totenberg when she was frozen out of the Justice Department in the early 1980s.
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg arrives at a lecture on Sept. 26 at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. Ginsburg has been hospitalized after falling and fracturing several ribs.
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Brett Kavanaugh, pictured after he was sworn in at the White House last month, formally took his seat as the 114th justice during the traditional investiture ceremony at the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday morning.
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Rick Harrison (from left) was a firefighter and machinist on the USS Cole, and David Morales was a boatswain's mate. Lorrie Triplett, Jamal Gunn and David Francis all lost family members who worked aboard the Cole.