Supreme Court Breaking News: Apple's Patent Win Over Mirror Worlds Stays Intact

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The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Mirror Worlds' appeal of an Apple victory in a patent case, putting to rest the long-running dispute. Mirror Worlds accused Apple of infringing on its patents with its Mac OS X operating systems, as well as in its iOS devices including the iPhone, iPod, and iPad. The Supreme Court has sent a Texas case on race-based college admissions back to a lower court for another look. The court's 7-1 decision leaves unsettled many of the basic questions about the continued use of race as a factor in college admissions. The compromise ruling throws out the decision by the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which upheld the Texas admission plan. President Obama's recess appointments to a federal agency-- made without Senate confirmation-- will be reviewed by the Supreme Court, a major constitutional test of executive power.

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