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Court imposes limits on class actions

The Supreme Court on Wednesday limited the ability of people to combine forces and fight corporations together when they want to dispute contracts for cell phones, cable television and other services, a move consumer advocates called a crushing blow. Full story

High court asked to reinstate FCC indecency policy

The Obama administration asked the Supreme Court Thursday to reinstate a policy that allows federal regulators to fine broadcasters for showing nudity and airing curse words when young children may be watching television. Full story

Analysis: Justice Kagan's absences no big deal

Justice Elena Kagan's leather-backed chair was empty this week for the 26th and final time this term while the other Supreme Court justices listened to arguments in an obscure dispute between the government and an Indian tribe. Full story

UK banks face massive customer compensation claims

British banks could be forced to pay customers billions of pounds (dollars) in compensation after losing a legal challenge on Wednesday over the mis-selling of loan insurance. Full story

British ISPs lose challenge to anti-piracy law

Two British Internet service providers have lost a legal bid to derail legislation aimed at combating online piracy. Full story

Critics fault retired Justice O'Connor over ethics

Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor continues to hear cases in U.S. appeals courts, while also playing a role in public policy issues. Her critics say she should do one or the other, but not both. Full story

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  Supreme Court: Anti-gay funeral protests OK

The high court voted 8-1 in favor of Westboro Baptist Church, upholding an appeals court ruling that threw out a $5 million judgment to the father of a dead Marine who sued after church members picketed his son’s funeral. NBC’s Pete Williams reports.

  MTP examines debate over high court, women

David Gregory reflects on the 1971 appearance of Patricia Harris, who addressed the issue of women on the Supreme Court.

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NBC's Chuck Todd and Pete Williams discuss who President Obama is rumored to be considering for the high court.

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British former MP and alleged News of the World phone-hacking victim George Galloway, checks his mobile phone as he arrives at the High Court in central London, on April 15, 2011. The News of the World phone-hacking litigation returned to the High Court today for decisions on how the case should pro