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  • 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.

  • The Roberts court ruled for business interests 61 percent of the time, compared with 46 percent in the last five years of the court led by Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist.  The New York Times reports.

  • Image Rights vs. Free Speech in Video Game Suit Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010 | 11:40 AM ET
    Sam Keller

    When Sam Keller, a former quarterback at Arizona State, sued the video game publisher Electronic Arts last year, he was seeking compensation for himself and other college athletes whose names were not used but whose images he contended were being illegally used by the company. The New York Times reports.

  • The Supreme Court seemed wary about a business-backed challenge that could make it almost impossible for consumers to band together to make claims against their cell phone carriers, cable providers and credit card companies.

  • Supreme Court Debates Video Game Violence Tuesday, 2 Nov 2010 | 5:50 PM ET

    Supreme Court Justices grilled attorneys Tuesday on the issue of video game violence, but seemed to preliminarily side with the video game industry on First Amendment issues.

  • Video Game Industry to Get Its Day in Court Sunday, 31 Oct 2010 | 9:49 AM ET

    The Supreme Court is schedule to hear oral arguments on Nov. 2 in the case of Schwarzenegger v. EMA, by far the most important challenge – legal or otherwise – the video game history has faced.

  • Midterm War Chests Gush Over Monday, 27 Sep 2010 | 10:50 AM ET

    If anyone thought a sluggish economy with high unemployment would dampen campaign spending for the 2010 midterm elections, they couldn't be more wrong. A Supreme Court ruling, tight races and grass roots activism will make this the most expensive midterm election in history—with fundraising reaching levels never seen before.

  • Fraud Ruling Is Reshaping Federal Cases Thursday, 26 Aug 2010 | 9:17 AM ET

    The Supreme Court ruled that a section of the 1988 federal fraud statute making it a crime to deprive others “of the intangible right of honest services” was unconstitutionally vague, leaving courts that relied on the statute in the lurch, the NYT reports.

  • Political Ads Off Limits, Goldman Promises Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 9:58 AM ET
    Goldman Sachs

    Facing pressure from critics of Wall Street to limit its role in elections, Goldman Sachs  has pledged not to spend any of its vast corporate reserves on political advertising. The NYT reports.

  • Former Enron CEO Skilling Seeks Release From Prison Wednesday, 28 Jul 2010 | 6:51 PM ET
    Jeffrey Skilling

    Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling’who is three-and-a-half years into a 24-year prison sentence—wants out of jail while a federal appeals court reconsiders his case.