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  • WASHINGTON, June 30- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to take up a case that could weaken public sector unions, a challenge by 10 non-union public school teachers who say California's requirement that they pay the equivalent of union dues violates their free speech rights. Teacher unions, including the California Teachers Association, urged the court...

  • WASHINGTON, June 30- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to take up a case that could weaken public sector unions, a challenge by 10 non-union public school teachers who say California's requirement that they pay the equivalent of union dues violates their free speech rights.

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court will consider limiting the power of government employee unions to collect fees from non-members in a case that labor officials say could threaten membership and further weaken union clout. Detroit Board of Education case, but in a 5-4 opinion last year, Justice Samuel Alito called Abood "questionable on several grounds."

  • LONDON, June 30- In a rare defeat for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered it on Monday to reconsider whether the EPA's regulations on mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants are appropriate and necessary. While the EPA considered the costs and benefits of various regulatory options later in the rule-writing...

  • Republican U.S. presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during a kickoff rally in Miami, Florida June 15, 2015.

    GOP presidential hopefuls are missing this key opportunity against Obamacare, the Fiscal Times reports.

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- The Supreme Court on Monday dealt a blow to a sweeping U.S. air pollution regulation aimed primarily at curbing emissions of mercury from coal-fired power plants by ruling that the Obama administration wrongly failed to consider compliance costs. "EPA is disappointed that the court did not uphold the rule, but this rule was issued more than...

  • The rule— a response to calls from the U.S. Supreme Court and Congress for the EPA to clarify which smaller waterways are protected— was published in the Federal Register on Monday and takes effect Aug. 28. The EPA did not immediately respond to questions from The Associated Press. The other states involved are Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Missouri,...

  • Coal stocks rally on ruling Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 1:17 PM ET
    Coal stocks rally on ruling

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports on 3 rulings by the Supreme Court, regarding hazardous pollutants, the death penalty and congressional redistricting.

  • Coal stocks rise on Supreme Court emissions ruling Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 11:31 AM ET

    Shares of Consol Energy Inc. rose 2 percent to $22.83; Alpha Natural Resources Inc. rose 4 percent to 34 cents; Peabody Energy Corp. and Arch Coal Inc. jumped 9 percent. Walter Energy Inc. spiked 23 percent to 24 cents. Utilities also picked up steam, with Southern Co. gaining 48 cents to $42.38, Duke Energy Corp. up 56 cents to $71.56 and NextEra Energy Inc. up 62...

  • 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 Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 10:49 AM ET
    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.

  • Court rules against Obama administration in EPA case Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 10:43 AM ET
    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.

  • Supreme Court declines Google's appeal vs. Oracle Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 10:27 AM ET
    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.

  • Justices uphold use of lethal injection drug Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 10:13 AM ET
    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.