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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Supreme Court To Consider Race-Based Admissions, Drug-Sniffing Dog Cases

A police officer stands in front of the Supreme Court on the eve of oral arguments on President Obama's health care legislation on Sunday. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

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The Supreme Court issued one ruling and granted review of six new cases Tuesday, but none of them involve same sex marriage even though several cases concerning that issue are percolating in lower courts.

But the court already had a pretty full docket for the term that begins next Monday before Tuesday’s announcements.

The cases include race-based admissions at state colleges, whether the 4th Amendment allows drug-sniffing dogs to sniff at your front door and whether American companies can be sued in the US for outrageous actions abroad.

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