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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)

(AP)

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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September 29 6 Comments

Michigan Coach Faces Criticism For Keeping QB In Play

University of Michigan quarterback Shane Morris was having trouble standing on his own after a major sack. The coach kept him in the game.

September 29 26 Comments

Methodist Pastor Faces Last Church Trial

Reverend Frank Schaefer, who was defrocked for officiating his son's same-sex marriage and later reinstated, awaits one more church trial. He writes about the experience in a new memoir.

September 29 7 Comments

Monarch Butterflies Could Be On Rebound

After precipitous declines in the monarch butterfly population, there are signs the species may be on the rebound.

September 26 4 Comments

Dean Of Boston Sports Journalism Celebrates 42 Years On The Job

Here & Now's Robin Young visits the most-beloved sportscaster you've never heard of: Jonny Miller.