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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 13:  People walk out of the U.S. Supreme Court building June 13, 2013 in Washington, DC. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in the Association for Molecular Pathology v Myriad Genetics case that human genes can not be patented, but ruled synthetically produced genetic material can be patented.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Local Geneticist Celebrates Court Ruling That Genes Cannot Be Patented

A University of Pennsylvania geneticist is hailing today’s Supreme Court ruling that says naturally occurring human genes cannot be patented.

06/13/2013

The Schooner Amistad in the Delaware River. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Reproduction Of Historic Slave Ship Arrives At Seaport Museum

The Independence Seaport Museum welcomes a special guest along the Delaware River, just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

05/24/2013

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Archdiocese Leads Philadelphia Catholics To ‘Marriage March’ In DC

Hundreds of people from our area headed to Washington D-C this morning to participate in a “Marriage March”.

03/26/2013

The US Supreme Court is seen in Washington, DC, June 18, 2012. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

Local Expert Expects Supreme Court To Take Up Same Sex Marriage Case

The United States Supreme Court could decide today on whether to enter the battle over same sex marriage by taking one of several pending appeals. A local expert says the court almost has no choice but to enter the fray.

12/07/2012

The US Supreme Court is seen in Washington, DC, June 18, 2012. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

US Supreme Court To Hear Arguments On Whether Customers Can Sue Comcast As Group

One of the biggest business cases on the U.S. Supreme Court’s fall docket is to be argued today. The issue is whether cable TV subscribers in the Philadelphia area could sue Comcast, as a group.

11/05/2012

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Court Throws Out FCC Fines For Cursing, Nudity

On Thursday, the United States Supreme Court unanimously tossed fines and sanctions against broadcasters who violated Federal Communications Commission policies on curse words and nudity on TV.

06/21/2012

President Obama signs into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (Credit: Win McNamee/ Getty Images)

Temple Law Professor Thinks Supreme Court Might Punt Challenge To Health Care Law

The United States Supreme Court begins three days of arguments on whether to kill or keep President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law. But it may be too soon for the court to make that decision.

03/26/2012

Supreme Court Weighs In On Defendant’s Rights During Plea Bargains

The United States Supreme Court ruled for the first time that criminal defendants have a constitutional right to effective counsel during the plea bargaining stage of a case and they could be entitled to a new trial if their lawyer wasn’t up to par.

03/25/2012

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