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  • Obamacare & the Supreme Court  Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 7:26 PM ET

    NBC's Pete Williams reports the Supreme Court begins three days of highly anticipated hearings on the healthcare reform law, and debating whether the mandate will be ruled unconstitutional, with Igor Volsky, Center for American Progress, and Rep. Tom Price, (R-GA).

  • Court Sides With Property Owners Over EPA Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 12:11 PM ET

    The Supreme Court has sided with an Idaho couple in a property rights case, ruling they can go to court to challenge an Environmental Protection Agency order that blocked construction of their new home and threatened fines of more than $30,000 a day.

  • President Obama signs the health care reform bill into law at the White House

    If the Obama administration persuades the Supreme Court to uphold its health-care overhaul law, it will be in large part thanks to a 70-year-old precedent involving an Ohio farmer, The New York Times reports.

  • Health Care Act Offers Roberts a Signature Case Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 9:43 AM ET

    This month, the Supreme Court, under Chief Justice John Roberts, will hear extended arguments leading to a final ruling on President Obama's signature healthcare legislation, the New York Times reports.

  • Supreme Court: Warrant Needed for GPS Tracking Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 2:39 PM ET

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that police must get a search warrant before using GPS technology to track criminal suspects.

  • Healthcare's 'Supreme' Challenge  Friday, 23 Dec 2011 | 4:32 PM ET

    The Supreme Court and President Obama will meet on March 27th to talk about whether it's constitutional for Congress to mandate health care coverage or levy a penalty for those who don't have it. Discussing the impact this decision will have on the markets, with Tony Fratto, Hamilton Place Strategies and David Cutler, Harvard University.

  • Supreme Court to Hear Immigration Case  Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 7:25 PM ET

    Scott Budman, KNTV reports the Supreme Court will hear Arizona's controversial immigration case, with NBC's Pete Williams. Also, Canada is pulling out of the Kyoto Protocol; MF Global's former CEO, Jon Corzine, will testify at a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday; and New Jersey Nets owner and Russian billionaire, Mikhail Prokhorov intends to run against Vladmir Putin for president of Russia.

  • The Rakoff Lottery Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 10:40 AM ET
    Gavel

    Jonathan Macey has a powerfully argued op-ed in Politico about Judge Jed Rakoff's refusal to allow the Securities and Exchange Commission to accept a "neither admit nor deny wrong doing" settlement with Citigroup.

  • The Battle Over Obama's Health Care Plan  Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 7:14 PM ET

    NBC's Pete Williams, reports the Supreme Court will hear challenges to President Obama's health care law, and debating whether this signals the end for Obamacare, with Betsy McCaughey, former Lieutenant Governor of NY, and Igor Volsky, Center for American Progress.

  • For Republicans, Judicial Power Is a Campaign Issue Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 3:52 AM ET
    Gavel

    Republican presidential candidates are issuing biting and sustained attacks on the federal courts and the role they play in American life. The New York Times reports.

  • Blackstone, KFC Lose Appeals to Supreme Court Monday, 3 Oct 2011 | 12:47 PM ET

    The Supreme Court won't stop Iowa from forcing KFC to pay nearly $250,000 in corporate income taxes, even though it had no restaurants or employees in the state.

  • Election-Year Ruling Looms for Health-Care Overhaul Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 8:14 AM ET

    President Barack Obama's landmark health-care overhaul appears headed for a Supreme Court ruling as the presidential election season hits full stride in the coming year.

  • The Battle Over Healthcare  Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 7:51 PM ET

    The Justice Department said on Wednesday, it will file a petition asking the Supreme Court to consider the constitutionality of "ObamaCare". Igor Volsky, ThinkProgress.org health editor, and Betsy McCaughey, former New York lieutenant governor weigh in.

  • Federal prosecutors officially adopted new guidelines about charging corporations with crimes — a softer approach that, longtime white-collar lawyers and former federal prosecutors say, helps explain the dearth of criminal cases despite a raft of inquiries into the financial crisis the New York Times reports.

  • Supreme Court Ruling: Bullish on Videogames Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | 3:18 PM ET
    Grand Theft Auto IV

    Videogame makers won a victory at the U.S. Supreme Court today, lifting the threat of a potential crackdown that's been looming over the industry since 2005.

  • Despite Ruling, Videogame Fight Is Far From Over Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | 2:24 PM ET
    Nintendo 3DS

    As the videogame industry celebrates Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling, which formally recognized videogames as entitled to First Amendment protection, many are assuming the political fight that has loomed over the industry for years is finally over.

  • Call of Duty Black Ops

    The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down California's attempt to restrict the sale of violent videogames to children, saying the state's controversial 2005 law was a violation of free speech.

  • Supreme Court Sides With Roche in Patent Battle  Monday, 6 Jun 2011 | 10:55 AM ET

    The Supreme Court sides with Roche in a patent battle with Stanford University, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • Arizona Immigration Law Upheld by Supreme Court Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 11:12 AM ET
    US Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court has sustained Arizona's law that penalizes businesses for hiring workers who are in the United States illegally, rejecting arguments that states have no role in immigration matters.

  • Elena Kagan Botches Her First Decision Tuesday, 11 Jan 2011 | 4:48 PM ET
    Elena Kegan

    Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan has written her first opinion for the Supreme Court, taking up sides with a credit card company and against a debtor in a bankruptcy dispute.