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  • Exxon's appeal in water pollution case declined Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 10:21 AM ET

    Exxon's appeal in a case of water pollution was declined by the U.S. Supreme Court. The company needs to pay millions of dollars to New York City.

  • Sports club loses out in dispute over Michigan mine Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    The Supreme Court declined to hear the different parties in a dispute over a mine in Mich., which will be an extraction site for nickel and copper.

  • Supremes strikes down restrictions on 'total' political contributions

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports on the latest Supreme Court decision which could further loosen the reins and flow of money in politics.

  • Patent system not designed for software: Blodget Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 11:14 AM ET
    Patent system not designed for software: Blodget

    CNBC's Jon Fortt and Henry Blodget, Business Insider editor-in-chief & CEO, discuss the implications of a Supreme Court patent infringement case that could restrict the types of software and computer programs eligible for patent protection.

  • US top court weighs patent protection for software Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 7:19 AM ET
    The U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C.

    The U.S. Supreme Court will delve into the hotly contested question of when software is eligible for patent protection.

  • Supreme Court to weigh birth control mandate Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 5:51 AM ET

    The Supreme Court will consider whether businesses can object to a law that requires employers to provide insurance that covers birth control.

  • The key case corporate America is watching closely Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 12:29 PM ET
    Takeda Pharmaceutical headquarters in Tokyo.

    A drug company worker accusing his employer of encouraging excessive dosage in heartburn medications faces a last-ditch U.S. Supreme Court bid.

  • Top court weighs securities fraud class-action suits Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 5:48 AM ET
    A U.S. Supreme Court police officer paces along the steps to the court as snow falls on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.

    The Supreme Court is considering whether to make it tougher for investors to band together to sue corporations for securities fraud.

  • Supreme Court allows Stanford Ponzi scheme suits Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 2:19 PM ET
    Indicted financier R. Allen Stanford, accused of leading a $7 billion investment fraud scheme, arrives at the Bob Casey Federal Courthouse in Houston, March 6, 2012.

    The Supreme Court ruled that the victims of former Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford's massive Ponzi scheme can go forward with class-action lawsuits.

  • Monsanto wins high court challenge on seed patents Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 2:06 PM ET
    A protester against Monsanto genetically modified food in New York's Bryant Park.

    The Supreme Court upheld Monsanto's biotech seed patents on Monday, dealing a blow to organic farmers and critics of the company.

  • Supreme Court justice denies stay in airline merger Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 7:46 AM ET

    A U.S. Supreme Court justice denied a last-ditch effort to stop the merger of American Airlines and US Airways.

  • 'Amazon' state tax ruling may head to Supreme Court Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 4:42 PM ET

    New York and Illinois court rulings on 'Amazon taxes' may head to the U.S. Supreme Court to settle questions about the taxing online retail sales.

  • Supreme Court petition seeks to shut Aereo: Report Friday, 11 Oct 2013 | 5:10 PM ET

    Major broadcasters have filed a petition with the Supreme Court against Internet video service Aereo, Dow Jones reported on Friday.

  • Top court to tackle campaign contribution cap Tuesday, 8 Oct 2013 | 7:43 AM ET
    U.S. Supreme Court Building

    The Supreme Court is tackling a challenge to limits on contributions by the biggest individual donors to political campaigns.

  • 'Supremely' harsh Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 4:35 PM ET
    'Supremely' harsh

    Senator Elizabeth Warren is taking aim at the Supreme Court, criticizing the court of being too friendly to corporate America. Former U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), and Jared Bernstein, former Economic Policy Adviser to Vice Pres. Biden, debate Sen. Warren's comments.

  • US grants wide tax recognition to same-sex couples Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 3:20 PM ET

    Legal same-sex marriages will be recognized for federal tax purposes, the Obama administration said, allowing couples to claim the same tax benefits as heterosexual couples.

  • IRS: Same-sex marriages recognized for tax purposes Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 2:09 PM ET
    IRS: Same-sex marriages recognized for tax purposes

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the IRS will treat legal same-sex couples as married for tax purposes regardless of where the couple lives.

  • Chamber of Commerce Scores With High Court Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    Business advocacy group on winning side in 14 out of 17 cases heard before the high court this term.

  • The Business of Same-Sex Marriage Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    The Business of Same-Sex Marriage

    NBC's Pete Williams reports on the victory for same-sex marriage; and Jeffrey Tanenbaum, Nixon Peabody, and Carly Fiorina, Former Hewlett-Packard CEO, discuss.

  • Gay Marriage Ruling Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 1:09 PM ET
    Gay Marriage Ruling

    The Federal Defense of Marriage Act was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court. CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports from now on, in the 12 states where gay marriage is legal, same-sex couples must receive equal access to federal protection and benefits.