More Supreme Court Articles

  • Supreme Court takes straightest path to overturning contraception mandate

    The opinion didn't establish any broad new Constitutional principles, but rather ruled that the contraception mandate violated the Religious Freedom and Restoration Act.

  • Nicaraguan on Texas death row loses at high court

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Nicaraguan man sent to Texas death row for fatally shooting a customer during a robbery at a Houston-area dry cleaning store has lost a U.S. Supreme Court appeal that contended he was under 18 at the time of the slaying, making him ineligible for the death penalty. Prison...

  • US Supreme Court lets Equifax tax ruling stand

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it won't hear an appeal from credit bureau Equifax Inc. involving what it considered an adverse tax ruling in Mississippi. The appeal was a reaction to a 2013 Mississippi Supreme Court decision that Equifax had to prove that it...

  • Obama likes secrets --- including yours

    The surprising thing about the Supreme Court's decision on police searches of cellphones was its unanimity. Aligned on the same side of a major law enforcement issue were liberal and conservative justices who normally fight like cats and dogs. All agreed that it's intolerable to let cops ransack...

  • San Antonio police killer loses at Supreme Court

    HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal from a 33-year-old Bexar County man sent to death row for the slaying of a San Antonio police officer in 2001. The ruling Monday upholds a lower appeals court ruling that rejected arguments that Manuel Garza Jr. had...

  • Supreme Court rules home workers' union can't make nonmembers pay fees

    The Supreme Court says public sector unions can't collect fees from home health care workers who object to being affiliated with a union.

  • Court rejects challenge to law banning gay therapy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to California's law that bars mental counseling aimed at turning gay minors straight. The justices on Monday let stand an appeals court ruling that said the state's ban on so-called conversion therapy for minors doesn't violate the...

  • Court won't weigh Sept 11 claims vs. bin Laden kin

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says lawsuits by victims' families and survivors of the Sept. 11 attacks can proceed, but without relatives of Osama bin Laden and businesses that allegedly supported al-Qaida before the terrorist attacks as defendants. The justices declined Monday to...

  • High court stays out of Mt. Soledad cross dispute

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has declined to intervene in the long-running dispute over a war memorial cross in San Diego before a federal appeals court has its say. Supporters of the 43-foot monument atop Mount Soledad wanted skip the appeals court and go straight to the Supreme Court...

  • High court will consider deadlines for suing gov't

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider how strict deadlines should be for people to sue the federal government for negligence. The justices agreed Monday to hear two cases where lawsuits were filed too late. In both cases, a federal appeals court ruled it was fair to let them go...

  • How long can America endure plunging public confidence in all three branches of government?

    President Obama promised in his first State of the Union address following the Republican victory in the 2010 off-year election "to work to rebuild the people's faith in the institution of government." It's been downhill for public confidence in government ever since.

  • Two cheers for High Court's recess-appointments verdict: Examiner Editorial

    Among the several significant rulings the Supreme Court handed down last week, the most important was its unanimous rebuke of President Obama's infamous appointments of January 2012. The court delivered a decisive verdict: President Obama abused his power when he made three recess-appointments...

  • Aereo suspends service after Supreme Court ruling

    NEW YORK (AP) — Online-streaming service Aereo Inc. is temporarily closing down its operation, three days after it was dealt an unfavorable ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. "We have decided to pause our operations temporarily as we consult with the court and map out our next steps," Aereo's...

  • High court poised to decide birth-control dispute

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is poised to deliver its verdict in a case that weighs the religious rights of employers and the right of women to the birth control of their choice. The court meets for a final time Monday to release decisions in its two remaining cases before the justices...

  • Manhattan Moment: Supreme Court leaves shareholders vulnerable to legal shakedowns

    On June 23, the Supreme Court made a minor tweak to securities class action litigation rules but let stand a 26-year-old decision that undergirds the federal shareholder shakedown apparatus.



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