June 17, 2014 in Nation/World

Summary of Monday’s actions by Supreme Court

 

In other action Monday, the Supreme Court:

• Unanimously allowed an anti-abortion group to pursue its challenge to an Ohio law that bars people from making false statements about political candidates during a campaign.

• In a 7-1 ruling, allowed holders of defaulted Argentine bonds to use U.S. courts to try to discover where Argentina owns property around the world, as part of their effort to enforce court judgments.

• Separately rejected Argentina’s appeal of lower court rulings ordering it to pay $1.3 billion to the bond holders.

• Left in place a lower court ruling that said public high school graduations in a church adorned with religious symbols violated the separation of church and state, over a dissent from Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas.

• Declined to revive a defamation lawsuit that former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen filed against several media companies for falsely reporting he had filed for bankruptcy.


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