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  • SUPREME COURT JUSTICE ANTONIN SCALIA'S DEATH CONFIRMED- STATEMENT FROM CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 26- A group of U.S. states led by coal producer West Virginia and oil producer Texas on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to put a hold on President Barack Obama's plan to curb carbon dioxide emissions from power plants to combat climate change. Chief Justice John Roberts after an appeals court in Washington declined last week to block Obama's...

  • Jan 14- Michigan would tap its $575 million fiscal 2015 budget surplus to cover costs related to Flint's water crisis, a spokesman for the state's budget office said on Thursday. The financially strapped city was under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager when it switched its source of tap water to the nearby Flint River in April 2014 from...

  • Employees of a cocoa export company pile up sacks in a packaging factory in the Ivory Coast.

    The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a bid by Nestle and two other companies to throw out a lawsuit seeking to hold them liable for the use of child slaves.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 11- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by Nestle SA, the world's largest food maker, and two other companies to throw out a lawsuit seeking to hold them liable for the use of child slaves to harvest cocoa in Ivory Coast. The high court left in place a December 2014 ruling by the San Francisco- based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that refused...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 10- U.S. Supreme Court justices expressed skepticism on Tuesday toward Tyson Foods Inc's challenge to an almost $5.8 million class action judgment in a case that could buck the court's recent pro-business trend in such disputes. Conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy, who often casts the deciding vote in close cases before the nine-member...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 2- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday appeared closely divided as it considered online people-search service Spokeo Inc's bid to avoid a class action lawsuit for including incorrect information in its database. The case gives the conservative-leaning Supreme Court another shot at limiting class action litigation as it has done in a series of...

  • With four justices in their seventies, odds are good that whoever is elected president in November will have a chance to fill at least one Supreme Court seat.

  • WASHINGTON-- Supreme Court justices sharply questioned the University of Texas' use of race in college admissions Wednesday in a case that could lead to new limits on affirmative action. Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose vote could be decisive, looked skeptically on Texas' defense of the program. "

  • *Case pits Arkansas commission against U.S. Army Corps. WASHINGTON, Oct 3- The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Wednesday in a case about the degree to which the federal government must pay damages when it releases water from a dam that causes temporary flooding for a property owner downstream.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 2- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday considered whether the federal government could be liable for money damages by printing confidential credit card information on a customer's receipt, increasing the risk of identity theft.

  • WASHINGTON-- The Supreme Court plunged into its new term Monday with a high-stakes dispute between businesses and human rights groups over accountability for foreign atrocities. Cases involving some of the most emotional issues in American life are likely to be decided after voters choose a president and new Congress next month.

  • The Supreme Court struggled with all types of questions Monday as it tried to figure out what kind of floating structures fall under maritime law, a question that could have a profound impact on popular businesses like floating casinos, hotels and restaurants.

  • WASHINGTON-- The Supreme Court opened its new term Monday with a high-stakes dispute between businesses and human rights groups over accountability for foreign atrocities.