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  • President Barack Obama

    President Obama remarks on the U.S. Supreme Court rulings on Thursday. SCOTUS upheld the Affirmative Action Program at University of Texas, but blocked the Obama administration's immigration plan.

  • Congress, not president writes our laws: Paul Ryan

    House Speaker Paul Ryan reacts to the U.S. Supreme Court blocking the White House's immigration plan.

  • NEW YORK, June 23- A year after Travis Kelso-Turner and his husband got married, their to-do list of financial tasks still daunts them. That landmark Supreme Court decision in June 2015 is making a significant impact on the finances of the LGBT community because of the large increase in the number of same-sex married couples, surveys have found.

  • The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports on the court's decision on the affirmative action program at University of Texas at Austin.

  • The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

    A broad coalition is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review the cancellation of a patent on a less risky form of prenatal testing.

  • NEW YORK, June 23- Companies, trade groups and universities who fear that many important discoveries may no longer qualify for patents are among a broad coalition urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review the cancellation of a patent on a less risky form of prenatal testing. The justices are set to consider on Thursday whether to take the case involving...

  • WASHINGTON, June 22- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito sold his shares in Exxon Mobil Corp worth up to $250,000 that had prompted him to step aside from cases involving the oil company, financial disclosure forms released on Wednesday showed. Justice Clarence Thomas received a bronze bust of 19th century slavery abolitionist and writer Frederick...

  • WASHINGTON, June 20- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday limited the scope of federal racketeering law, handing R.J. Reynolds a victory in its effort to fend off a lawsuit by European Union nations accusing the cigarette maker of running a global money-laundering scheme involving narcotics smuggling into Europe. The company has long believed that the EU's claims...

  • WASHINGTON, June 20- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled against Cuozzo Speed Technologies Corp in its challenge to a federal agency's procedures for canceling patents in a case involving a vehicle speedometer that tells drivers when they are speeding. Patent and Trademark Office's invalidation of New Jersey- based Cuozzo's speedometer patent.

  • WASHINGTON, June 20- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled against Cuozzo Speed Technologies Corp in its challenge to a federal agency's procedures for canceling patents in a case involving a vehicle speedometer that tells drivers when they are speeding. Patent and Trademark Office's invalidation of New Jersey- based Cuozzo's speedometer patent.

  • WASHINGTON, June 20- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday limited the scope of federal racketeering law, handing R.J. Reynolds a victory in its effort to fend off a lawsuit by European Union nations accusing the cigarette maker of running a global money-laundering scheme involving narcotics smuggling into Europe. Reynolds in 2002 of directing a decade-long scheme...

  • WASHINGTON, June 20- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled against Cuozzo Speed Technologies Corp in its challenge to a federal agency's procedures for canceling patents in a case involving a vehicle speedometer that tells drivers when they are speeding. Patent and Trademark Office's invalidation of New Jersey- based Cuozzo's speedometer patent.

  • WASHINGTON, June 20- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place the top Illinois court's ruling throwing out a huge $10.1 billion verdict against Philip Morris USA, rejecting an appeal focusing on accusations that a judge in the case was biased in favor of the cigarette maker. Plaintiffs in the case said Lloyd Karmeier, an elected member of the Illinois Supreme...

  • WASHINGTON, June 20- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by a group of black South Africans seeking to revive human rights litigation aiming to hold Ford Motor Co and IBM Corp liable for allegedly conducting business that helped perpetuate racial apartheid. The justices left in place a 2015 ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York...

  • WASHINGTON, June 20- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place the top Illinois court's ruling throwing out a huge $10.1 billion verdict against Philip Morris USA, rejecting an appeal focusing on accusations that a judge in the case was biased in favor of the cigarette maker. Plaintiffs in the case said Lloyd Karmeier, an elected member of the Illinois Supreme...

  • Pro-life and pro-choice demonstrations in Washington, D.C.

    Thirteen cases remain to be decided at the Supreme Court this month, but all eyes are on three of them.

  • WASHINGTON, June 16- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday imposed some limits on the kind of fraud claims that can be brought against federal contractors in a case involving a suit against one of America's largest hospital operators over a woman's death at one of its facilities. Roy Englert, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania- based Universal Health Services' lawyer, said...

  • WASHINGTON, June 16- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday imposed some limits on the kind of fraud claims that can be brought against federal contractors in a case involving a suit against hospital operator Universal Health Services Inc over a woman's death at one of its facilities. The company wanted the Supreme Court to disallow these kinds of lawsuits...

  • WASHINGTON, June 16- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday threw out an appeals court ruling that went against hospital operator Universal Health Services Inc over whether it has to face a lawsuit accusing it of defrauding the government in a case arising from a Massachusetts woman's death at a mental health facility. As part of the 8-0 decision, the high court sent...

  • NEW YORK, June 13- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday said federal judges should have more discretion to boost penalties in patent infringement cases and ordered an appeals court to review whether Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc willfully violated Stryker Corp patents on a surgical cleaning wand. In a unanimous opinion, the high court also ordered the appeals court in...