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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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05 Dec 2017

U.S. top court wary over allowing seizure of ancient Persian artefacts

WASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court justices expressed scepticism on Monday over whether ancient Persian artefacts held in a Chicago museum can be seized to pay for a $71 million court judgment against Iran won by several Americans injured in a 1997 Jerusalem bombing who accused Tehran of complicity in the attack.

05 Dec 2017

Top court leaves in place Texas ruling questioning gay spousal benefits

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear Houston's appeal of a lower court ruling that threw into doubt the city's spousal benefits to gay married municipal employees, allowing a case that tests the reach of the landmark 2015 decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide to proceed.

04 Dec 2017

U.S. top court leaves in place Texas ruling questioning gay spousal benefits

WASHINGTON, Dec 4 The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear Houston's appeal of a lower court ruling that threw into doubt the city's spousal benefits to gay married municipal employees, signaling that the reach of the landmark 2015 decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide may have limits.

29 Nov 2017

U.S. top court wary about widening whistleblower protections

WASHINGTON Conservative and liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared reluctant to broaden protections for corporate insiders who blow the whistle on securities law violations or fraud by their companies.

28 Nov 2017

U.S. top court weighs protections for corporate whistleblowers

WASHINGTON, Nov 28 The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared hesitant to broaden protections for corporate insiders who blow the whistle on financial wrongdoing and fraud by their employers, with several justices suggesting the law does not cover those who report the violations only internally instead of to the government.

28 Nov 2017

Supreme Court divided over legality of patent reviews

WASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday appeared divided over whether a federal agency's in-house process for challenging patents violates the constitutional rights of patent owners, leaving the fate of a system that has led to a high rate of patent cancellations uncertain.

28 Nov 2017

U.S. top court spurns challenge to Maryland assault weapons ban

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a setback on Monday to gun rights proponents including the National Rifle Association, refusing to hear a challenge to Maryland's 2013 state ban on assault weapons enacted after a Connecticut school massacre.

27 Nov 2017

U.S. Supreme Court divided over legality of patent reviews

WASHINGTON, Nov 27 U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday appeared divided over whether a federal agency's in-house process for challenging patents violates the constitutional rights of patent owners, leaving the fate of a system that has led to a high rate of patent cancellation uncertain.

22 Nov 2017

Second U.S. judge halts Trump ban on transgender troops

A second federal judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump from banning transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, ruling that the prohibition likely amounted to unconstitutional discrimination.

22 Nov 2017

Second U.S. judge halts Trump's ban on transgender troops

Nov 21 A second federal judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump from banning transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, ruling that the prohibition likely amounts to unconstitutional discrimination.

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