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  • March 3- When the U.S. Supreme Court takes up the new challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law on Wednesday, the justices will hear from two experienced attorneys with dueling views and contrasting styles. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, 57, will defend the law for the Obama administration. "This was a train wreck for the Obama administration," CNN...

  • March 3- The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on Wednesday in a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law. -March 23, 2010: The Affordable Care Act, widely known as Obamacare, becomes law after a protracted debate in the U.S. Congress, with Democrats narrowly securing passage over unified Republican opposition.

  • WASHINGTON, March 3- The U.S. Supreme Court will weigh a second major case targeting President Barack Obama's healthcare law on Wednesday when it considers a conservative challenge to tax subsidies critical to the measure's implementation. If a majority of the nine justices rules against the administration, up to 7.5 million people in at least 34 states would...

  • WASHINGTON— Congressional Republicans sent a message Monday that they hope the Supreme Court and voters will hear: They have ideas to keep the country's health care system from crumbling if the justices obliterate a bedrock feature of President Barack Obama's heath care law. They were released in the run-up to Wednesday's oral arguments before the Supreme...

  • GOP risks backlash from Obamacare case: Poll Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 3:19 PM ET
    Speaker of the House John Boehner.

    Republicans could be viewed unfavorably if HealthCare.gov subsidies were ruled illegal by the Supreme Court, a poll found.

  • High court to consider bias claim on loan guarantees Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 10:29 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court will decide whether a bank discriminated against the wives of two Missouri real estate developers by requiring them to guarantee their husbands' business loans. The justices said Monday they will hear an appeal of Valerie Hawkins and Janice Patterson, who claim the bank discriminated against them based on their marital status...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a group of flexible foam manufacturers challenging one of the largest class action lawsuits ever certified. The justices on Monday let stand a lower court ruling that allowed a lawsuit to go forward that seeks more than $9 billion in damages against Carpenter Co., Woodbridge Foam Corp. and others.

  • Obamacare case seen as big threat for hospitals Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 5:03 PM ET

    A major Supreme Court case that threatens to remove financial aid for most HealthCare.gov customers could affect hospitals' bottom lines.

  • Big Obamacare price hikes could be coming soon Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 2:11 PM ET
    People sit with an insurance advisor as they sign up for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, in Miami.

    Most HealthCare.gov customers would have to pay 255 percent more, on average, for Obamacare plans if the Supreme Court takes away their subsidies.

  • WASHINGTON— A leading House Republican claimed Thursday that he's been told of a 100- page document showing the Obama administration is preparing contingency plans in case the Supreme Court invalidates federal subsidies that help millions of Americans afford health care coverage. Joseph Pitts, R- Pa., said he had learned of the paper's existence from "a source"...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 25- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a North Carolina state dental board does not have the authority to regulate teeth-whitening services, accepting the federal government's claim that the system is anticompetitive because dentists sit on the panel. The court, on a 6-3 vote, ruled for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which had...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 25- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a North Carolina state dental board does not have the authority to regulate teeth-whitening services, accepting the federal government's claim that the system is anticompetitive because dentists sit on the panel. The court, on a 6-3 vote, ruled for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which had decided...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a state regulatory board made up mostly of dentists violated federal law against unfair competition when it tried to prevent lower-cost competitors in other fields from offering teeth-whitening services. Justice Anthony Kennedy said in his majority opinion that the Federal Trade Commission was right...

  • WASHINGTON— A Florida fisherman convicted of tossing undersized grouper off his boat is off the hook after a divided Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that he should not have been ensnared by a law targeting accounting fraud. In a 5-4 decision the justices threw out the conviction of commercial fishing boat captain John Yates, who was prosecuted under a law passed...

  • Justices appear to favor Muslim denied job over headscarf Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 1:57 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Have you heard the one about the Sikh, the Hasidic Jew, the Muslim and the nun who walked into a job interview? Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito channeled his inner stand-up comic Wednesday in indicating that he and most of the court would side with a Muslim woman who showed up for a job interview with Abercrombie& Fitch wearing a black headscarf.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- The Obama administration has no way to repair the damage that would result from a Supreme Court decision against Obamacare that would make health care unaffordable for millions of Americans, a top health adviser said on Tuesday. The Supreme Court is expected to rule by the end of June on whether residents in at least 34 U.S. states are eligible for...

  • WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama's health secretary told Congress Tuesday that she has no administrative actions available to fix the "massive damage to our health care system" that would result should the Supreme Court invalidate federal subsidies that help millions of Americans buy health care coverage. The letter from Health and Human Services...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared ready to give Edison International employees who accused the utility of favoring higher-cost mutual funds over lower-cost ones in its retirement plan a chance to revive some of their claims. There appeared to be consensus among the justices that a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in favor of...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- After years of talk about how to protect retirement savers, the White House has gotten behind a Labor Department proposal that would require financial advisers to put clients' interests ahead of their own. The Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday in a case challenging high 401 fees. Labor Department officials have said it would allow...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court appeared likely Tuesday to make it easier for participants in employee retirement plans to challenge companies' investment decisions that eat into retirement savings. The justices heard arguments in an appeal filed by current and former employees of energy company Edison International. Fifty-three million people hold...