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  • 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.

  • Supreme Court Blocks Generic Drug Defect Lawsuits Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 11:08 AM ET

    The Supreme Court ruled that makers of generic drugs already approved by the FDA cannot be held liable under state law for claims of design defects.

  • 3 Blockbusters Among Supreme Court's Last Cases Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 8:23 AM ET

    The Supreme Court has 11 cases, including the term's highest profile matters, to resolve before the justices take off for summer.

  • Court Rules for American Express in Class Action Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 11:17 AM ET

    The Supreme Court ruled that an arbitration agreement prevents merchants from bringing class action claims against American Express.

  • High Court's Generic Drug Ruling 'a Holy Mess' Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 3:58 PM ET
    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

    A Supreme Court decision gives the FTC the go-ahead to continue suing drug makers over deals that delay generic versions from being sold.

  • Court: 'Pay-to-Delay' Generic Drugs Can Be Illegal Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 10:52 AM ET

    The Supreme Court says deals between pharmaceutical companies and their generic drug competitors can sometimes be illegal.

  • Supreme Court Rules on 'Pay for Delay' Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 10:19 AM ET
    Supreme Court Rules on 'Pay for Delay'

    The FTC can challenge deals to keep generic drugs off the market, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • SCOTUS: Human Genes Can't Be Patented Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 7:10 PM ET
    SCOTUS: Human Genes Can't Be Patented

    The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that human genes cannot be patented, with CNBC's Bertha Coombs; David Resnick, Nixon Peabody LLP; Mitch Epner, Wilk Auslander Counsel; and Rich Lowry, National Review.

  • High Court's Ruling on DNA Could Boost Biotech Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 4:33 PM ET
    Justice Clarence Thomas

    A unanimous Supreme Court decision barred patents on naturally occurring DNA, but analysts said the ruling did little harm to biotech companies.

  • Myriad Hits Historic High Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 3:42 PM ET
    Myriad Hits Historic High

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports shares of Myriad Genetics are hitting an all-time high after the Supreme Court ruled a naturally occurring human gene cannot be patented, but upheld key DNA patents of Myriad's BRACAnalysis test.

  • Myriad Gets Partial Win In Ruling Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 2:36 PM ET
    Myriad Gets Partial Win In Ruling

    The Supreme Court ruled a naturally occurring human gene cannot be patented, but upheld key DNA patents of Myriad's BRACAnalysis test. CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports.

  • Biotech Check Amid SCOTUS Ruling Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 1:25 PM ET
    Biotech Check Amid SCOTUS Ruling

    A check on biotech stocks after the Supreme Court justices say naturally occurring human genes cannot be patented, with CNBC's Seema Mody.

  • SCOTUS Rules on Patenting DNA Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 1:25 PM ET
    SCOTUS Rules on Patenting DNA

    In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court justices say naturally occurring human genes cannot be patented, with CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • A Patent on DNA? Top Court Is Set to Rule Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 9:51 AM ET
    U.S. Supreme Court Building

    Can someone else patent your genes? The Supreme Court is scheduled to rule some time this month on that question. NBCNews.com reports.

  • Court Blocks Faulty Washers Ruling Against Sears Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 1:17 PM ET

    The Supreme Court on Monday strikes down an appeals court ruling that favored consumers who bought Sears front-loading washing machines.

  • CBOE Keeps S&P and Dow Jones Options Exclusivity Monday, 13 May 2013 | 12:34 PM ET
    William Brodsky, chairman and chief executive officer of the Chicago Board Options Exchange.

    CBOE won a long-running court battle to prevent rival International Securities Exchange from listing options on two key stock market indexes.

  • US Supreme Court Rules for Monsanto in Patent Case Monday, 13 May 2013 | 10:24 AM ET
    A researcher sorts leaf samples from a soybean plant at a Monsanto facility.

    The US Supreme Court ruled that an Indiana farmer violated giant agribusiness company Monsanto's patent for a type of soybean.

  • Corporations Find a Friend in the Supreme Court Sunday, 5 May 2013 | 10:48 AM ET
    The U.S. Supreme Court Justices.

    A new analysis finds the current Supreme Court to be by far the most pro-business of any since World War II.