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  • Fourth GOP Senator to Support Kagan for Top Court Wednesday, 28 Jul 2010 | 1:23 PM ET
    Elena Kagan

    Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe says she plans to vote to confirm Elena Kagan as a Supreme Court justice.

  • Publisher: MicrosoftCopies sold: 2 million on the Initially conceived as a side project, the latest installment in the “Halo” franchise took on a life of its own during development. It’s a different type of game than its predecessors, with no sign of the series hero - the Master Chief. Fans snatched it up, though and critics applauded the new style of play.

    At issue isn’t whether publishers can make violent games, but whether states can impose sales restrictions on those titles—effectively declaring them to be on the same level as pornography and legally limit their sale.

  • The Supremes—Let's Pick Our Own Justices Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 3:00 PM ET
    Betty White

    We vote for President—the executive branch. We vote for Congress—the legislative branch. Why can't we vote for the Supreme Court—the judicial branch?

  • Court to Decide if State Can Regulate Video Games Monday, 26 Apr 2010 | 11:39 AM ET
    Gavel

    The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether California can ban the sale or rental of violent video games to children.

  • Obama to Hill Leaders: No Litmus Tests on Abortion Wednesday, 21 Apr 2010 | 12:12 PM ET

    President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he will not insist that his Supreme Court nominee pass any "litmus tests" in supporting a woman's right to have an abortion, but made clear he'll choose a candidate who will consider personal privacy and women's rights.

  • New Battle May Erupt Over High Retirement Fund Fees Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 | 11:06 AM ET

    A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling offers investors no help in combatting excessive mutual fund fees. And shareholders advocates say the ruling may spark a new round of litigation.

  • Busch: Obama's Supreme Court Challenge Tuesday, 16 Mar 2010 | 10:50 AM ET
    US Supreme Court

    If there is a protracted battle on any nominee or if any nominee is withdrawn after they are proposed, the process has the potential to wipe out most of the summer and part of the fall. This would leave little time to pass any meaningful legislation before Congress adjourns before the mid-term elections.

  • Whatever Happened to One Person-One Vote? Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | 1:45 PM ET

    The Supreme Court’s decision to treat business entities as “people” has fired up political pundits and lobbyists on all sides, writes William Dunkelberg, Economics Professor at Temple University.

  • Supreme Court Rolls Back Campaign Spending Limits Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 10:33 AM ET
    Gavel

    The Supreme Court struck down Thursday long-standing limits on corporate spending in U.S. political campaigns, such as this year's congressional races and the 2012 presidential contest.

  • Top Court Won't Close Shipping Locks to Keep Out Carp Tuesday, 19 Jan 2010 | 11:48 AM ET

    The US  Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to order immediate closure of shipping locks near Chicago to prevent Asian carp from infesting the Great Lakes.  The court rejected a request by Michigan for a preliminary injunction to close the locks temporarily while a long-term solution is sought to the threatened invasion by the ravenous fish.

  • American Needle Case Shouldn't Change Sports Wednesday, 13 Jan 2010 | 12:48 PM ET

    As I predicted here on this blog this morning,  the American Needle vs. The NFL Supreme Court hearing was a total buzzkill.

  • Supreme Court Case Won't Live Up To Hype Wednesday, 13 Jan 2010 | 9:46 AM ET

    You are going to be told over and over again today that this American Needle case against the NFL, that is being heard today in front of the Supreme Court, is a case of paramount importance. That it can forever change how sports leagues are run.

  • Man with wings

    In the coming decade, Linux and other open source implementations will continue their migration from back office transaction processing and mission critical applications to the mobile and desktop computing spaces. This will transform the nature of communications and computing devices from static and utilitarian to dynamic and intelligent, writes Keith Bergelt, CEO of Open Invention Network.

  • High Court Question: Is Workplace Texting Private? Monday, 14 Dec 2009 | 10:33 AM ET

    The Supreme Court says it will decide how much privacy workers have when they send text messages from company accounts.

  • Enron's Jeffrey Skilling Seeks New Trial Friday, 11 Dec 2009 | 4:01 PM ET
    Jeffrey Skilling

    Attorneys for former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling say the law under which he was convicted in 2006 is "unconstitutionally vague," and that he government has repeatedly misused the law to suit "whatever meaning is necessary to prosecute whatever defendant happens to be in the government's sights."

  • Supreme Court Weighs Validity of Anti-Fraud Law Monday, 7 Dec 2009 | 12:07 PM ET

    The Supreme Court has raised doubts about the validity of part of the anti-fraud law enacted in response to Enron and other corporate scandals early this decade.

  • Pfizer to Leave City That Won Major Land-Use Case Friday, 13 Nov 2009 | 12:11 PM ET
    A man walks past a sign for a Pfizer facility in the Fort Trumbull area of New London, Connecticut.

    Pfizer said it would pull 1,400 jobs out of New London within two years and move most of them a few miles away to a campus it owns in Groton, Conn., as a cost-cutting measure. It would leave behind the city’s biggest office complex and an adjacent swath of barren land that was cleared of dozens of homes to make room for a hotel, stores and condominiums that were never built.

  • Justices Poke Fun at Patents for the Abstract Tuesday, 10 Nov 2009 | 8:11 AM ET

    Supreme Court justices took up a case on Monday that could reshape the realm of what can be patented, and expressed skepticism about giving protection to abstract business innovations.

  • In the wake of the financial crisis and its attendant repercussions across the global economy, the U.S. Congress stands poised to address the issue of patent reform, writes Keith Bergelt, CEO of Open Invention Network.

  • When former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling appeals to the Supreme Court the 2006 conviction that sent him to prison for a 24-year sentence, his defense will argue that the "honest services" statute under which he was convicted lacks clarity, Skilling's attorney Daniel Petrocelli told CNBC Monday.