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  • Puerto Rico court strikes down new pension law Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 6:34 PM ET

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— Puerto Rico's Supreme Court on Friday ruled that a law to change a teachers' retirement system is unconstitutional, dealing a blow to the U.S. territory's governor as he tries to revive a sluggish economy.

  • Big outside groups overshadow parties in key races Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 2:11 PM ET

    In a handful of key Senate races, the biggest and loudest players so far are well-funded groups that don't answer to any candidate or political party. And last week's Supreme Court decision voiding overall limits on contributions to candidates, PACs and political parties may give the parties a modest financial boost.

  • Supreme Court to hear class-action dispute Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court will consider the requirements for transferring class-action lawsuits from state courts to federal courts. The justices on Monday agreed to hear an appeal from a Michigan energy company that asserts it should be allowed to move a class-action case from Kansas state court to federal court.

  • Sports club loses out in dispute over Michigan mine Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    The Supreme Court declined to hear the different parties in a dispute over a mine in Mich., which will be an extraction site for nickel and copper.

  • Supreme Court rejects appeal over gay bias case Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 9:57 AM ET

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from a studio that refused to photograph a lesbian couple's commitment ceremony, letting stand a New Mexico high court ruling that helped spur a national debate over gay rights and religious freedom.

  • High court rejects new campaign finance case Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 9:55 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to century-old bans on campaign contributions by corporations.

  • US court rejects early look at surveillance case Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 9:53 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court on Monday declined an early look at a constitutional challenge to the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records, instead allowing the dispute to work its way through the usual lower-court process. But the Supreme Court rarely grants such requests.

  • Supreme Court ruling that struck down the overall cap on federal election contributions is sending ripples across American politics, as states have begun backing away from their own restrictions on donations and lawyers are forecasting a new wave of challenges to campaign finance laws nationwide.

  • OTTAWA, April 3- The Supreme Court of Canada agreed on Thursday to hear an appeal by Chevron Corp of a lower-court decision that said Ecuadorean villagers could pursue in Ontario their $9.51 billion lawsuit for pollution in the Amazon jungle.

  • April 2- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a key pillar of campaign finance law by allowing wealthy donors to give money to as many political candidates, parties and committees as they wish.

  • WASHINGTON, April 2- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a key pillar of federal campaign finance law by allowing donors to give money to as many political candidates, parties and committees as they wish.

  • WASHINGTON, April 2- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that an airline customer cannot sue after being thrown out of a frequent flyer program. On a 9-0 vote, the court said Rabbi Binyomin Ginsberg cannot pursue his claims against Northwest Airlines Corp, which ceased operations in 2010 after merging with Delta Air Lines Inc.

  • WASHINGTON, April 2- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday expanded how much political donors can give candidates and parties in federal elections by striking down a key pillar of campaign finance law. Chief Justice John Roberts, writing on behalf of the court, said the justices did not reach the question of whether to overturn a key 1976 ruling, called Buckley v.

  • CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports on the latest Supreme Court decision which could further loosen the reins and flow of money in politics.

  • U.S. Supreme Court could limit bank fraud law Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 2:22 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 1- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared poised to limit the scope of a federal criminal law that targets people who defraud banks.

  • WASHINGTON, March 31- U.S. Supreme Court justices stepped gingerly into a raging debate over computer software on Monday, voicing concerns about vaguely defined patents but signaling they would avoid any radical change to existing law.

  • WASHINGTON, March 31- U.S. Supreme Court justices gave little indication on Monday they would set new guidelines on patent eligibility of software.

  • CNBC's Jon Fortt and Henry Blodget, Business Insider editor-in-chief & CEO, discuss the implications of a Supreme Court patent infringement case that could restrict the types of software and computer programs eligible for patent protection.

  • US top court weighs patent protection for software Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 7:19 AM ET

    The U.S. Supreme Court will delve into the hotly contested question of when software is eligible for patent protection.

  • WASHINGTON, March 31- The U.S. Supreme Court will on Monday delve into the hotly contested question of when software is eligible for patent protection. Google Inc, Dell Inc, Verizon Communications Inc, Microsoft Corp, Hewlett-Packard Co and engine manufacturer Cummins Inc, are among the companies that have filed legal papers weighing in on the issue.

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