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  • U.S. Supreme Court rejects BP executive's appeal Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 9:41 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 26- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by a former BP Plc executive who contested whether he can be charged with obstruction of Congress for downplaying the severity of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Prosecutors say David Rainey misled members of Congress over the amount of oil spilled in the April 2010 Deepwater...

  • Supreme Court divided over housing discrimination Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 12:22 PM ET
    U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, with Justices, Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan listen as U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech.

    The U.S. Supreme Court appeared torn as it weighed whether to narrow the scope of discrimination claims made under the Fair Housing Act.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 21- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared torn as it weighed a major civil rights case that could narrow the scope of discrimination claims made under the landmark Fair Housing Act. The case concerns whether Texas violated the Fair Housing Act by disproportionately awarding low-income housing tax credits to developers who own...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 21- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a former air marshal can seek whistleblower protections for disclosing sensitive information to the news media about the absence of security officers on certain flights. On a 7-2 vote, the court rejected the arguments made by President Barack Obama's administration, which was seeking to...

  • WASHINGTON— The Obama administration may need the vote of a frequent conservative antagonist on the Supreme Court to preserve a decades-old strategy for fighting housing discrimination. The court is considering a challenge from Texas officials to the use of so-called disparate impact lawsuits, which allege that even race-neutral lending or housing...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 20- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a challenge to controversial debit card "swipe fee" rules, dealing a blow to retailers, grocers and restaurant owners who argued the charges were unfairly high. The high court's refusal to hear the case keeps intact a March 2014 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia...

  • Supreme Court rules for Teva over drug patent Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 10:48 AM ET
    An employee collects newly-manufactured pills at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries headquarters in Jerusalem, Israel.

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries in its fight with generic drug manufacturers over patent protections.

  • Supreme Court sides with Teva in drug dispute Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 10:33 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. in the company's high-profile patent dispute with rival firms over the top-selling multiple sclerosis drug. The high court's decision gives the Israel- based company another chance to keep its exclusive rights to the drug until September 2015. The high court's ruling...

  • Supreme Court won't hear dispute over debit card fees Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 9:59 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a challenge from retailers who claim the Federal Reserve allows banks to charge businesses too much for handling debit card transactions. The justices let stand a federal appeals court ruling that upheld the Fed's cap of about 24 cents per transaction on so-called "swipe fees." The fee cap set by the Fed in 2011...

  • California raisin case headed to Supreme Court Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 5:46 PM ET
    Workers measure out raisins into 5lb bags at the Raisin Valley Farms Raisin coop in Kerman, CA.

    The Supreme Court is taking up an appeal from California raisin producers who object to a government program regulating the market.

  • Supreme Court to decide on gay marriage Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 3:54 PM ET
    A person with Equality Beyond Gender holds a 'marriage pride flag' outside the U.S. Supreme Court, January 9, 2015 in Washington.

    The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Friday to hear a case on whether states can ban gay marriage.

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court is taking up an appeal from California raisin producers who object to a government program that aims to stabilize prices by regulating the raisin market. The justices said Friday they will consider whether the program violates the Constitution's protection against the taking of private property without compensation.

  • Supreme Court to decide issue of same-sex marriage  Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 3:47 PM ET

    The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to take up the issue of same-sex marriages this term, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 14- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that officials in a suburb of Atlanta did not do enough to explain to a unit of telecommunications company T-Mobile USA Inc why the town denied an application to build a new cellphone tower. The town notified T-Mobile South LLC of the decision by sending a letter that did not explain the reason for the...

  • Supreme Court rules in T-Mobile tower dispute Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 11:22 AM ET
    Two people pass by the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC.

    The US ruled that officials in a suburb of Atlanta did not do enough to explain why it denied T-Mobile's application to build a new cellphone tower.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 14- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that officials in a suburb of Atlanta did not do enough to explain to a unit of telecommunications company T-Mobile USA Inc why the town denied an application to build a new cellphone tower. The town notified T-Mobile South LLC of the decision by sending a letter that did not explain the reason for the...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 13- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of homeowners seeking to back out of mortgages when lenders are accused of failing to follow a federal "truth in lending" law. On a 9-0 vote, the court handed a win to an Eagan, Minnesota couple, Larry and Cheryle Jesinoski, over the $611,000 loan they obtained in 2007 from Countrywide Home Loans Inc, now...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 13- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of homeowners seeking to back out of mortgages when lenders are accused of failing to follow a federal "truth in lending" law. On a 9-0 vote, the court handed a win to an Eagan, Minnesota couple, Larry and Cheryle Jesinoski, over the $611,000 loan they obtained in 2007 from Countrywide Home Loans Inc, now...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 12- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday wrestled with the question of whether a federal law governing the natural gas market would allow energy companies to evade state antitrust claims made over the western U.S. energy crisis between 2000 and 2002.. Several energy companies, including American Electric Power Company Inc, Dynegy Inc and ONEOK Inc,...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 12- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge by California growers and local water management agencies to federal guidelines that limit water diversions to protect the Delta smelt fish. The dams and rivers that control water in the Central Valley Basin in California are overseen by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, a federal agency.