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Reaction to Westboro Baptist Church court decision

The Supreme Court's decision protecting a fringe church's anti-gay protests at military funerals is garnering a mostly negative response from veterans groups and other commentators.

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 3, 2011; 10:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Military, Supreme Court  
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Supreme Court rules federal contract workers must submit to background checks

It is reasonable and proper for the federal government to perform background checks of those who work under government contracts, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

By Robert Barnes  | January 20, 2011; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Contracting, Supreme Court, Workplace Issues  
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Watchdog fired by Obama loses appeals case

A three-judge panel rejected appeals Tuesday by Gerald Walpin, a former federal watchdog fired by President Obama in 2009, likely ending his attempts to get back his old job.

By Ed O'Keefe  | January 4, 2011; 1:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Administration, Oversight, Supreme Court  
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Scalia on cameras, retirement and the 'brave new world'

Supreme Court justices sometimes give the impression they are almost aggressively technology-averse, stumbling over the features of the V-chip or being stumped by instant messaging.

By Robert Barnes  | November 19, 2010; 12:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Supreme Court  
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Supreme Court declines to end 'don't ask, don't tell'

The U.S. Supreme Court refused Friday to stop enforcement of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy after a Republican gay rights group asked the high court to stop the ban on gays in the military.

By Ed O'Keefe  | November 12, 2010; 1:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
Categories:  Military, Supreme Court  
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'Don't ask, don't tell' decision appealed to Supreme Court

A Republican group suing the Obama administration to end the military's "don't ask, don't tell" law asked the Supreme Court Friday to overrule this week's decision by a federal appeals court to keep the policy in place while it considers the matter.

By Ed O'Keefe  | November 5, 2010; 4:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Military, Supreme Court  
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