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The numbers for June 26, 2013: SCOTUS score card

Katie Long Jun 26, 2013

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5-4

In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court struck down on Wednesday the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the federal law which denies same-sex couples the same federal benefits as opposite-sex couples. Here’s a look at the economic impact of the decision. (Marketplace)

9-0

In a third ruling released today, likely overshadowed by the DOMA and Prop 8 decisions, the Supreme Court unanimously threw out the conviction of a Massachusetts financier found guilty of extortion for sending threatening emails to a New York state official. (AP)

78

Marc Rich, 78, died today. You may remember him as the fugitive commodities trader pardoned late in Bill Clinton’s second term. In the early 80s, he fled to Switzerland ahead of indictments for trading with Iran during an embargo in what was then the biggest ever case of tax evasion. (USA Today)

$1.2 million

Swissair Flight 17, Zurich to New York’s JFK, arrived a wee bit light yesterday. A shipment of $93 million in cash, en route from Zurich to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, arrived with $1.2 million missing. (Gawker)

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