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  • 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.

  • Wall Street Reacts to DOMA Decision Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 11:42 AM ET
    Wall Street Reacts to DOMA Decision

    JPM's Jamie Dimon and others weighs in on the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act.

  • Supreme Court Avoids Ruling on Prop 8 Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 10:29 AM ET
    Supreme Court Avoids Ruling on Prop 8

    The high court has decided 5-4 to send the case back to a lower court for further review, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • Supreme Court Decision: DOMA Unconstitutional Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 10:27 AM ET
    Supreme Court Decision: DOMA Unconstitutional

    The high court struck down a key provision of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act, ruling it violates the Fifth Amendment, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense of Marriage Act Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 10:04 AM ET
    Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense of Marriage Act

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports on the high court 5-4 decision on the Federal gay marriage law. Vikram Amar, UC Davis School of Law, weighs in on the ruling.

  • Court Strikes Down DOMA, OKs Calif. Gay Marriage Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 10:03 AM ET

    The Supreme Court said legally married same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples. A separate ruling cleared the way for legal same-sex marriage in California.

  • Key Supreme Court Ruling Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 7:25 PM ET
    Key Supreme Court Ruling

    The Supreme Court struck down part of the 1965 voting rights act, reports CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.

  • Supreme Court: Key Piece of Voting Rights Bill Unconstitutional

    The high court voted 5-4 to strike down a key section of the Voting Rights Act, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.