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Legal Briefing: Restrictive Gun Law OKed By Court

In a case that tested the boundaries of the Supreme Court's recent expansion of Second Amendment gun rights, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that some limits still apply: A federal law banning the possession of a gun with an obliterated serial number is constitutional, the court said.

Legal Briefing: House Acts to Aid BP's Widows and Orphans

The House of Representatives has passed the "SPILL Act," which -- if also passed by the Senate -- will allow families of men killed in the Deepwater Horizon accident to sue BP for normal damages. Under current maritime law, BP might get away with payments as low as $1,000 per death.