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  • WASHINGTON, Oct 15- U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday signaled reluctance to overturn appointments to Puerto Rico's federally created financial oversight board in a dispute that could disrupt the panel's restructuring of about $120 billion of the bankrupt U.S. territory's debt. The legal challenge to the board's composition was brought in 2017 by...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 15- U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday signaled reluctance to overturn appointments to Puerto Rico's federally created financial oversight board in a dispute that could disrupt the panel's restructuring of about $120 billion of the bankrupt U.S. territory's debt. The legal challenge to the board's composition was brought in 2017 by...

  • Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during the Google I/O keynote session at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California on May 7, 2019.

    A federal appeals court struck down Google's class-action settlement meant to resolve claims it invaded the privacy of millions of computer users by installing "cookies" in their browsers.

  • In a 3-0 decision, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said it could not tell whether the $5.5 million settlement was fair, reasonable and adequate, and said a lower court judge should revisit the case. District Judge Sue Robinson in Delaware called for Google to stop using cookies for Safari browsers, and pay the $5.5 million mainly to the...

  • President Donald Trump boards Air Force One to return to Washington from Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, New Jersey, July 7, 2019.

    President Donald Trump will no longer seek to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census, backing down from the high-profile legal battle.

  • NEW ORLEANS, July 9- The future of Obamacare could be at stake on Tuesday when a group of Democratic-led states and the House of Representatives urge a federal appeals court to overturn a Texas judge's ruling that the U.S. healthcare reform law is unconstitutional. The Justice Department would normally defend a federal law, but the Trump administration has...

  • NEW ORLEANS, July 9- The future of Obamacare could be at stake on Tuesday when a coalition of Democratic-led states and House of Representatives urge a federal appeals court to overturn a Texas judge's ruling that the U.S. healthcare reform law is unconstitutional. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, including two judges...

  • WASHINGTON, June 26- The U.S. Supreme Court in its term that concludes this week was not quite as business friendly as it has been in recent years, with President Donald Trump's appointee Brett Kavanaugh writing a pivotal one of the batch of rulings that defied corporate interests. He joined the court's four liberal justices in a 5-4 ruling in May that let a class...

  • WASHINGTON, June 26- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday constrained the power of federal agencies, scaling back a legal doctrine that calls for judges to give agencies deference to interpret their own rules but declining to eliminate it as four conservative justices wanted. The court, in a ruling written by liberal Justice Elena Kagan, unanimously sided with a...

  • WASHINGTON, June 24- The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a longstanding U.S. ban on trademarks on "immoral" or "scandalous" words and symbols, ruling in a case involving a clothing brand with an indelicate name that the law violates constitutional free speech rights. The justices ruled against President Donald Trump's administration, which defended the law...

  • WASHINGTON, June 24- The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a longstanding U.S. ban on trademarks on "immoral" or "scandalous" words and symbols, ruling in a case involving a clothing brand with an indelicate name that the law violates constitutional free speech rights. The justices ruled against President Donald Trump's administration, which defended the law...

  • WASHINGTON, June 17- The largest-known U.S. uranium deposit will remain firmly under ground after the Supreme Court on Monday upheld Virginia's ban on mining the radioactive metal, rebuffing a challenge backed by President Donald Trump's administration to the 1982 moratorium. In a 6-3 decision that underscored states' rights, the justices affirmed a lower...

  • President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Capitol Hill January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC.

    In President Trump's State of the Union address, he is expected to speak Tuesday night of setting aside hard feelings and moving forward.

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

    The unidentified firm is continuing its fight to have the Supreme Court hear its request to toss out the grand jury subpoena it received for information.

  • Chief Supreme Court Justice John Roberts 

    In an unusual break with typical Supreme Court practice, Chief Justice John Roberts on Wednesday delivered a mild rebuke of President Donald Trump for calling a federal judge in California an "Obama judge."

  • Supporters of net neutrality protest outside a Federal Building in Los Angeles, California on November 28, 2017. 

    In a setback for industry groups, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a number of challenges to Obama-era "net neutrality" regulations that barred internet service providers from giving certain customers preferential treatment. 

  • Woman shopping at  Wal-Mart

    The high court will rule on a number of cases this term over whether workers can bring disputes against their employers in a court of law or if they will have to submit to arbitration behind closed doors. 

  • The case could have broader implications for social media and other media outlets. In particular, a broad ruling from the high court could open the country's largest technology companies up to First Amendment lawsuits.

  • Chief Justice John Roberts (seated C) leads Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (front row, L-R), Justice Anthony Kennedy, Justice Clarence Thomas, Justice Stephen Breyer, Justice Elena Kagan (back row, L-R), Justice Samuel Alito, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch in taking a new family photo including Gorsuch, their most recent addition, at the Supreme Court building in Washington.

    Being a Supreme Court justice is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. But it’s still a job, and a grueling one, at that. Here’s what it’s like being a Supreme Court justice. 

  • Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, right, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska.

    Collins and Murkowski will decide whether to support Trump's choice partly based on where the judge stands on Roe v. Wade.