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Daily Talker: Supreme Court Throws Out More Campaign Finance Limits

Once again, the Supreme Court has ruled that some financial limits on political contributions violate free speech rights.

In a 5-4 ruling, the high court said donors can give to as many political candidates and campaigns as they want, and threw out the current $123,000 overall limit on contributions from individuals.

04/03/2014

Tarek Mehanna. (Family photo courtesy: J.W. Carney)

Tarek Mehanna Asks High Court To Review Terror Case

A Massachusetts man convicted in 2011 of trying to help al-Qaida has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review his case.

03/20/2014

(File Photo Credit: JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)

Year End Tax Planning For Same-Sex Marriage

Last June the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–12/06/2013

Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev on Boylston Street during the 2013 Boston Marathon.  (Photo courtesy: Bob Leonard)

Soundbytes Of The Week: 6/28

Top audio clips from each week, as selected by WBZ News Editor Dave Mager.

06/28/2013

The U.S. Supreme Court. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense Of Marriage Act

The court ruled DOMA is unconstitutional, in a 5-4 decision.

06/26/2013

The U.S. Supreme Court. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Supreme Court To Reconsider Mass. Abortion ‘Buffer Zones’

The Supreme Court will reconsider the constitutionality of a 2007 Massachusetts law that bars protests in 35-foot “buffer zones” around abortion clinic entrances, exits and driveways.

06/24/2013

Same-sex marriage supporters talk with same-sex marriage opponents in front of the US Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Coakley Asking Supreme Court To Throw Out Defense Of Marriage Act

The law prohibits same-sex couples in states where gay marriage is legal from receiving an array of federal benefits available to heterosexual married couples.

03/27/2013

(File Photo Credit: JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Gay Marriage – Beliefs Don’t Trump Rights

It’s not the American way to let the religious or social beliefs of some trump the rights of others.

03/26/2013

(Photo Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Mass. High Court To Hear Appeal In 1974 Killing Of 14-Year-Old Boy

It took 30 years for Boston police to get a conviction in the death of Carlos Matos, a 14-year-old boy who was shot in the head with a high-powered rifle as he played in a city park.

12/02/2012

Michael Addison (file image)

NH Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Death Penalty Appeal

In this historic hearing, the defense team is trying to throw out the death penalty sentence for Michael Addison, convicted in the 2006 death of Manchester police officer Michael Briggs.

11/14/2012

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