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  • WASHINGTON, Feb 25- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a North Carolina state dental board does not have the authority to regulate teeth-whitening services, accepting the federal government's claim that the system is anticompetitive because dentists sit on the panel. The court, on a 6-3 vote, ruled for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which had decided...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a state regulatory board made up mostly of dentists violated federal law against unfair competition when it tried to prevent lower-cost competitors in other fields from offering teeth-whitening services. Justice Anthony Kennedy said in his majority opinion that the Federal Trade Commission was right...

  • WASHINGTON— A Florida fisherman convicted of tossing undersized grouper off his boat is off the hook after a divided Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that he should not have been ensnared by a law targeting accounting fraud. In a 5-4 decision the justices threw out the conviction of commercial fishing boat captain John Yates, who was prosecuted under a law passed...

  • Justices appear to favor Muslim denied job over headscarf Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 1:57 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Have you heard the one about the Sikh, the Hasidic Jew, the Muslim and the nun who walked into a job interview? Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito channeled his inner stand-up comic Wednesday in indicating that he and most of the court would side with a Muslim woman who showed up for a job interview with Abercrombie& Fitch wearing a black headscarf.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- The Obama administration has no way to repair the damage that would result from a Supreme Court decision against Obamacare that would make health care unaffordable for millions of Americans, a top health adviser said on Tuesday. The Supreme Court is expected to rule by the end of June on whether residents in at least 34 U.S. states are eligible for...

  • WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama's health secretary told Congress Tuesday that she has no administrative actions available to fix the "massive damage to our health care system" that would result should the Supreme Court invalidate federal subsidies that help millions of Americans buy health care coverage. The letter from Health and Human Services...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared ready to give Edison International employees who accused the utility of favoring higher-cost mutual funds over lower-cost ones in its retirement plan a chance to revive some of their claims. There appeared to be consensus among the justices that a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in favor of...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- After years of talk about how to protect retirement savers, the White House has gotten behind a Labor Department proposal that would require financial advisers to put clients' interests ahead of their own. The Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday in a case challenging high 401 fees. Labor Department officials have said it would allow...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court appeared likely Tuesday to make it easier for participants in employee retirement plans to challenge companies' investment decisions that eat into retirement savings. The justices heard arguments in an appeal filed by current and former employees of energy company Edison International. Fifty-three million people hold...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared set to revive certain claims in a class action lawsuit against Edison International by employees who accused the utility of favoring higher-cost mutual funds over-lower cost ones in its retirement plan. The case concerns a lawsuit filed by Glenn Tibble and other employees against Edison...

  • CHICAGO— A case being heard at the U.S. Supreme Court next week challenges health insurance subsidies for more than 270,000 Illinois residents and many more people in states that did not set up their own insurance exchanges under President Barack Obama's health overhaul. Any decision against the subsidies, according to an amicus brief signed by Illinois...

  • Supreme Court sides with Kansas in water dispute Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 10:17 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered Nebraska to pay Kansas $5.5 million in a long-running legal dispute over use of water from the Republican River. The dispute centers on a 1943 compact allocating 49 percent of the river's water to Nebraska, 40 percent to Kansas and 11 percent to Colorado. Since 1999, Kansas has complained that Nebraska uses more...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- A Muslim woman denied a sales job at an Abercrombie& Fitch Co clothing store in Oklahoma because she wears a head scarf has won the support of Christians, Jews, Sikhs and fellow Muslims as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear her case. The Supreme Court is due to hear a one-hour oral argument in the case on Wednesday, with a ruling due by the end of...

  • Survey: Uninsured rate hit new low in 2014 Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 3:28 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Even as it faces another Supreme Court challenge, President Barack Obama's health care law has steadily reduced the number of uninsured Americans, according to an extensive survey released Tuesday. Ten of the 11 states with the biggest declines in their uninsured rates accepted the health care law's Medicaid expansion, which provides...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- Three years ago, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts cast the tie-breaking vote in a ruling that saved President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform. As the high court prepares to weigh another challenge that could shatter Obamacare, a review of Roberts' recent votes and opinions suggest he could again sway the case the...

  • Capitol Hill Buzz: Sen. Hatch prepping health plan Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 2:49 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch is backing a Supreme Court challenge to one of the keystones of President Barack Obama's health care law. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments next week in a case by conservatives and Republicans that says many subsidies the law provides for millions of people are unconstitutional.

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court next week hears a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul that hinges on just four words in the massive law that seeks to dramatically reduce the ranks of the uninsured. The argument threatens subsidies that help make insurance affordable to consumers in about three dozen states. Q. Would Congress have...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 23- The U.S. Supreme Court handed a victory to a state-owned Cuban cigar company on Monday by declining to intervene in its long-running battle with a U.S.-based rival over the Cohiba trademark that both use for their products. Due to the long-running U.S. trade embargo with Cuba, the Cuban company cannot sell its Cohiba cigars in the United States,...

  • NEW ORLEANS— A free-speech appeal from tour guides in New Orleans who object to the city's requirement that they be licensed was rejected Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court. To get a license, guides must submit to background checks and take a test on New Orleans history and culture. Reaction among tour guides in New Orleans was mixed.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 20- The U.S. Supreme Court case that could shatter President Barack Obama's healthcare law this year was launched as a backup plan by a libertarian group and a powerful Washington lawyer frustrated by the slow progress of their original lawsuit. Oral arguments are set for March 4. In 2012, the Supreme Court upheld the law, by a 5- to-4 vote, as...