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  • The court, in a 5-4 ruling in its first case on climate change, declared that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are air pollutants under the Clean Air Act.

  • The Supreme Court said it has declined to consider an appeal by a carpet and floor-covering company that was sued by its employees for hiring illegal immigrants in an effort to depress wages.

  • High Court to Hear Microsoft Patent Case Wednesday, 21 Feb 2007 | 4:25 AM ET

    The Supreme Court is ready to hear from lawyers from Microsoft and AT&T as it considers a long-running patent dispute between the industry giants.

  • A closely divided U.S. Supreme Court overturned a $79.5 million punitive-damages award against Altria Group's  Philip Morris USA unit, in what is being seen as a victory for both the tobacco company and the corporate world.

  • Eminent Domain: Immanently Solvable? Friday, 12 Jan 2007 | 10:12 AM ET

    Once again, the U.S. Supreme Court is facing a controversial case involving eminent domain and when it can be invoked. This is the second time this issue has landed before the high court in 2 years. How much license should the government have to take your property? On “Power Lunch” Sue Herera asked if this was another case of government gone wild.

  • Supreme Court to Hear Suit Against Stock Brokers Thursday, 7 Dec 2006 | 3:16 PM ET

    The Supreme Court agreed to consider a lawsuit against major Wall Street firms accused of conspiring to manipulate prices on newly issued shares during the stock market boom of the 1990s.