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  • Supreme Court rules for job cases   Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 10:42 AM ET
    Supreme Court rules for job cases

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports on two key rulings from the high court on job discrimination and free speech.

  • US justices boost workplace religious protections Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 10:35 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court strengthened civil rights protections Monday for employees and job applicants who need special treatment in the workplace because of their religious beliefs. The justices sided with a Muslim woman who did not get hired after she showed up to a job interview with clothing retailer Abercrombie& Fitch wearing a black headscarf.

  • WASHINGTON, June 1- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a win to Bank of America Corp by ruling that a second mortgage on an "underwater" home- one with a mortgage balance exceeding its current value- cannot by voided during bankruptcy. But Bank of America, which is the second mortgage holder in both cases, argued in court papers that the approach taken by the 11th...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court on Monday threw out the conviction of a Pennsylvania man prosecuted for making threats on Facebook, but dodged the free-speech issues that had made the case intriguing to First Amendment advocates. Chief Justice John Roberts said it was not enough for prosecutors to show that the comments of Anthony Elonis about killing his...

  • WASHINGTON— A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that homeowners who declare bankruptcy can't void a second mortgage even if the home isn't worth what they owe on the primary mortgage. Both cases involved property owners who were allowed by lower courts to nullify second loans held by Bank of America. The Atlanta- based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...

  • Obamacare unraveling could be lose/lose for both sides: Kavita Patel

    Scott Gottlieb, American Enterprise Institute, and Kavita Patel, Brookings Institution, handicap the implications of a potential repeal of a key part of the Affordable Care Act.

  • Silk Road's Ulbricht gets life in prison   Friday, 29 May 2015 | 4:20 PM ET
    Ross Ulbricht, right, is shown in court as the prosecution rests its criminal case against him in New York, Feb. 4, 2015.

    Silk Road website founder Ross Ulbricht is sentenced to life in prison, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • Obamacare case is political pickle for Republicans Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 2:28 PM ET
    Demonstrator Elodie Huttner holds a sign in support of President Barack Obama's health-care law, Obamacare, in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

    Congressional Republicans have yet to act on plans to deal with the potential loss of subsidies for HealthCare.gov customers.

  • US high court: California county drug disposal law stands Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 5:22 PM ET

    OAKLAND, Calif.— The U.S. Supreme Court is letting a Northern California county's drug disposal law stand, paving the way for similar ordinances elsewhere. The court refused to hear the pharmaceutical industry's challenge to an Alameda County program that requires drug companies to pay for the disposal of unused medicines. The law was passed to prevent unused...

  • Health law court case winner could be political loser Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 1:13 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The party that wins the impending Supreme Court decision on President Barack Obama's health care law could be the political loser. If the Republican-backed challenge to the law's subsidies for lower-earning Americans prevails, the GOP would have achieved a paramount goal of severely damaging "Obamacare." Tom Davis, R- Va., who once led the House GOP...

  • New federal rules on stream protection hailed, criticized Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 10:02 AM ET

    The White House said the rules would provide much-needed clarity for landowners, but some Republicans and farm groups said they go much too far. The rules, issued by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, are designed to clarify which smaller waterways fall under federal protection after two Supreme Court rulings had left the...

  • Such tests, made by several companies including Myriad Genetics Inc, Ambry Genetics, Invitae and Illumina Inc, cover up to 100 inherited cancer genes, including more than 20 for breast cancer. They have become increasingly popular since June 2013, when the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated patents held by Myriad on BRCA1 and BRCA2, two well-characterized genes that...

  • Obama administration weighs in on Google fight Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 7:39 AM ET
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    The Obama administration said the U.S. Supreme Court should not hear Google's appeal against Oracle with wide implications for the tech industry.

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, May 26- The Obama administration on Tuesday sided against Google Inc and said the U.S. Supreme Court should not hear the company's appeal in a case against Oracle Corp with wide implications for the technology industry, according to a court filing. Oracle won a federal appeals court ruling last year that allows it to copyright parts of...

  • WASHINGTON, May 26- The Obama administration on Tuesday sided against Google Inc and said the U.S. Supreme Court should not hear the company's appeal in a case against Oracle Corp with wide implications for the technology industry, according to a court filing. Oracle won a federal appeals court ruling last year that allows it to copyright parts of Java, while...

  • May 26- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that bankruptcy judges can resolve disputes that otherwise would have to be decided in a federal court, in an opinion tied to the legal legacy of the late Anna Nicole Smith. The 6-3 ruling, which stemmed from the Chapter 7 bankruptcy of Richard Sharif of Chicago, recognized the authority of U.S. bankruptcy judges to...

  • Supreme Court sides with KBR in false claims dispute Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 10:47 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of defense contractor KBR Inc. in a whistleblower lawsuit over claims that the company overbilled the government for work in Iraq. The justices ruled unanimously Tuesday that former KBR employee Benjamin Carter waited too long to file a suit alleging that the company had fraudulently billed the government...

  • Supreme Court clarifies power of bankruptcy judges Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 10:31 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court says bankruptcy courts have authority to rule on disputes that fall outside the bankruptcy proceedings if the parties to the case consent. The case involves efforts by Wellness International Network, Ltd., to recover $655,000 in attorney fees from Richard Sharif, a Chicago resident with whom the company had a legal dispute.

  • WASHINGTON— A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans— not White House officials— who have been talking about damage control. A likely reason: Twenty-six of the 34 states that would be most affected by the ruling have Republican...

  • WASHINGTON— A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans— not White House officials— who have been talking about damage control. A likely reason: Twenty-six of the 34 states that would be most affected by the ruling have Republican...