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  • SUPREME COURT JUSTICE ANTONIN SCALIA DEAD- SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS.

  • MADISON, W.Va.— The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a commodity that is hard to come by in coal country: hope. For the long-suffering communities that depend on coal, last week's Supreme Court ruling was seen as a rare victory. To Joshua Johnson, 29, the Supreme Court's ruling was as welcome to him as a sunny day in spring in southern West Virginia.

  • President Barack Obama on Thursday called the Supreme Court's decision to delay implementation of his administration's Clean Power Plan "unusual" and expressed confidence that the White House would prevail. The Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered a blow to the plan, the centerpiece of Obama's climate change policy and backbone of his administration's...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- The White House vowed Wednesday that the United States would still meet international commitments to cut carbon emissions, seeking to allay concerns that the Supreme Court might take away one of its main weapons against climate change. And White House spokesman Eric Schultz said the administration has an array of tools available to reduce...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- The U.S. power sector's shift toward burning less coal and using more natural gas and renewable energy will not be derailed by the Supreme Court ruling against the Obama administration's limits on carbon emissions, state regulators and utilities said on Wednesday. The U.S. Supreme Court decided 5-4 on Tuesday to block the Environmental...

  • WASHINGTON— The Obama administration asserted Wednesday that a Supreme Court order delaying enforcement of its new clean-power rules will ultimately have little impact on meeting the nation's obligations under the recent Paris climate agreement. They are concerned that any significant pause in implementing mandated reductions in carbon dioxide...

  • Supreme Court halts Obama's clean power plan Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 5:39 AM ET
    Supreme Court halts Obama's clean power plan

    A divided Supreme Court agreed to hold President Barack Obama's plan to address climate change on Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON— The administration of President Barack Obama is vowing to press ahead with efforts to curtail greenhouse gas emissions after a divided Supreme Court put his signature plan to address climate change on hold until after legal challenges are resolved. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the administration's plan is based on a strong legal and...

  • Supreme Court halts Obama carbon emissions plan Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 11:50 PM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill January 12, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered a major blow to President Barack Obama by blocking federal regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 9- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered a major blow to President Barack Obama by blocking federal regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the centerpiece of his administration's strategy to combat climate change. The states, led by coal producer West Virginia and oil producer Texas, and several major business...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 9- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered a major blow to President Barack Obama by blocking federal regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the centerpiece of his administration's strategy to combat climate change. On a 5-4 vote, the court granted a request made by 27 states and various companies and business groups...

  • Supreme Court puts Obama's Clean Power Plan on hold Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 6:24 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— A divided Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to halt enforcement of President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to address climate change until after legal challenges are resolved. "We disagree with the Supreme Court's decision to stay the Clean Power Plan while litigation proceeds," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in a statement.

  • Roberts sold more than $250,000 in Microsoft stock Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 3:12 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court's recent decision to step into a relatively unimportant case involving Microsoft's Xbox 360 gaming system revealed that Chief Justice John Roberts has sold between $250,000 and $500,000 in Microsoft stock in the past year. Yet in the past few months, Alito has had to sit out a Supreme Court case and Breyer and Roberts...

  • TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Florida justices delay execution after US Supreme Court ruled state's death system is flawed.

  • 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 25- A business group said on Monday it was asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its appeal of a lower-court ruling tossing out its challenge of part of Seattle's law to increase the minimum wage. The International Franchise Association, which brought its lawsuit against the city in June 2014, says the law favors independent businesses because it requires...

  • Why Shkreli will talk on Twitter but not to Congress Monday, 25 Jan 2016 | 4:11 PM ET
    Martin Shkreli departs U.S. Federal Court after an arraignment and his being charged on a federal indictment filed in Brooklyn on Dec. 17, 2015.

    Ex-CEO Shkreli will talk to his followers on social media, but not to Congress, which is asking for testimony on drug prices. The NYT reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 25- P ricewaterhouseCoopers may face increased pressure to settle a decade-old lawsuit with a class of employees who took lump-sum retirement payments between 2000 and 2006 after coming up short on Monday in its bid for U.S. Supreme Court review. The Supreme Court left in place a U.S. appeals court ruling that found that the Manhattan- based...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 25- P ricewaterhouseCoopers may face increased pressure to settle a decade-old lawsuit with a class of employees who took lump-sum retirement payments between 2000 and 2006 after coming up short on Monday in its bid for U.S. Supreme Court review.

  • U.S. top court rules for Amgen over employee lawsuit Monday, 25 Jan 2016 | 9:49 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 25- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to Amgen Inc by throwing out a ruling in favor of current and former employees who say they lost money by investing in the pharmaceutical company's own stock-ownership plan. In a brief four-page unsigned ruling, the high court sent the case back to lower courts, saying the San Francisco- based 9th...