The decision will make it easier for local residents to recover damages from national firms, consumer groups say.
The US Supreme Court will decide whether senior Bush administration officials were responsible for detainee mistreatment after 9/11.
Justices agreed Friday to hear the appeal of terror suspect al-Marri, held without charge for more than five years.
But it's unclear if the Freedom of Choice Act imperils a doctor's right not to perform the procedure.
The case involves an ongoing tug of war between the high court and the highest court in Oregon.
A Web-driven challenge to his legitimacy targets members of the Electoral College.
That's a key question in the case of 17 Chinese Muslims held at Guantánamo, which a federal appeals court panel takes up Monday.