More Supreme Court Articles

  • 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.

  • After the Supreme Court's decision on recess appointments, a celebration of checks and balances

    The goal of our political system is not to create a government that works, but to create a society that works.

  • Court ruling comes as Obama's use of power tested

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Before a unanimous Supreme Court weighed in, the White House had brushed off claims that President Barack Obama was exceeding his executive authority as just so much grousing from frustrated partisans. Then, in a 9-0 decision Thursday, the high court ruled that at least in...

  • Obstructionism is patriotic

    Three cheers for right-wing obstructionism. Can we have more, please, and louder?

  • Could a Supreme Court ruling invalidate consumer watchdog agency's decisions?

    House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling said some of the actions made by the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau may be invalid following a Thursday Supreme Court ruling on recess appointments. Richard Cordray was appointed by President Obama as director of the...

  • McCullen a half-victory for pro-life movement

    The Supreme Court handed anti-abortion activists a partial victory Thursday in McCullen v. Coakley when it found that a Massachusetts law establishing a 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics violated the First Amendment. Writing for a unanimous Court, Chief Justice John Roberts said the...



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