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  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, June 29- Oracle Corp won a major legal victory on Monday in a closely watched copyright case involving the company's Java programming language as the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Google Inc's appeal. The decision upholds a ruling that allows Oracle to seek licensing fees for the use of some of the Java language.

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday invalidated a key Obama administration environmental regulation aimed at limiting emissions of mercury and other hazardous pollutants mainly from coal-fired power plants. The court sent the case back to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, which will then ask the EPA to reconsider...

  • SCOTUS rules against EPA in pollution case

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports on the outcome of the Supreme Court ruling against the EPA in the pollution case.

  • The U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington.

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the Obama administration failed to consider costs when deciding to regulate mercury pollution.

  • The U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington.

    With a fine of roughly $1 billion in damages at stake, the Supreme Court has declined to hear Google's appeal against Oracle.

  • The U.S. Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court has upheld the use of a controversial drug that has been implicated in several botched executions.

  • WASHINGTON— Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday, even as two dissenting justices said for the first time they think it's "highly likely" the death penalty itself is unconstitutional. In the dispute over the lethal-injection drug, midazolam was used in Arizona, Ohio and...

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected bids by BP Plc and Anadarko Petroleum Corp to avoid penalties under federal pollution law in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The high court left in place a June 2014 ruling by the New Orleans- based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which said the companies were liable for civil...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court is staying out of a long-running legal battle between technology giants Oracle and Google over copyright protection for a computer program that powers most of the world's smartphones and computer tablets. The justices said Monday they won't review an appeals court ruling that said software maker Oracle Corp. could copyright...

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected bids by BP Plc and Anadarko Petroleum Corp to avoid penalties under federal pollution law in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

  • NEW ORLEANS— The Supreme Court won't hear appeals from BP and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. over Clean Water Act fines for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The justices on Monday let stand a lower court ruling that said the owners of the blown-out Macondo well could not avoid federal fines for the spill by blaming another company's failed equipment.

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court said Monday it will dive back into the fight over the use of race in admissions at the University of Texas, a decision that presages tighter limits on affirmative action in higher education. The case began in 2008 when Abigail Fisher, who is white, was denied admission to the University of Texas's flagship Austin campus because she...

  • A person with Equality Beyond Gender holds a 'marriage pride flag' outside the U.S. Supreme Court, January 9, 2015 in Washington.

    County clerks who object to gay marriage can refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, the Texas Attorney General said on Sunday.

  • WASHINGTON— The country finally has an opportunity to change the subject on health care, after the Supreme Court again upheld President Barack Obama's law. But moving on will take time, partly because many Republicans want another chance to repeal the Affordable Care Act if they win the White House and both chambers of Congress next year. "The politics of this has...

  • ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 26- From renaming an ice cream flavor to flying the gay movement's rainbow flag, many American corporations celebrated Friday's U.S. Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage and said it made good sense for their businesses. "We applaud today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality, which will help families across the...

  • Hedge fund pros thrilled by gay marriage ruling Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 3:27 PM ET
    Founder and president of the Elliot Management Corp., Paul Singer, speaks during The New York Times DealBook Conference on Dec. 11, 2014, in New York City.

    Hedge fund managers like Paul Singer, Dan Loeb and Seth Klarman have been big backers of gay marriage in recent years.

  • San Francisco celebrates gay marriage ruling Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 2:08 PM ET
    San Francisco celebrates gay marriage ruling

    California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, provides perspective on the economic impact of legalizing gay marriage.

  • Same-sex ruling & employee benefits Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 2:04 PM ET
    Same-sex ruling & employee benefits

    Insight to the impact to health coverage and the business community after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled same-sex couples can get married in all 50 states, with Todd Solomon, McDermott Will & Emery.

  • Supreme Court's landmark same-sex ruling Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 2:03 PM ET
    Supreme Court's landmark same-sex ruling

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled same-sex couples can get married in all 50 states. CNBC's Hampton Pearson provides insight to the ruling.

  • Lawmaker to Supreme Court: You go on Obamacare! Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 1:32 PM ET
    Supporters of the Affordable Care Act celebrate as the opinion for health care is reported outside the Supreme Court in Washington, June 25, 2015.

    A Republican congressman has introduced a bill called the "SCOTUScare Act," which would compel the Supreme Court to be on Obamacare.