U.S. Supreme Court Cases
Mar 19, 2013 01:46 EDT
Voter rights were back on the agenda at the Supreme Court as the nation's top court took up a controversial law that requires stringent proof of citizenship for voter registration.
Mar 04, 2013 12:37 EST
The US Supreme Court said Monday it has decided to lengthen a hearing later this month for oral arguments in the much-anticipated case challenging a federal law that bars gay marriage.
Feb 28, 2013 18:13 EST
Argentina's attempt to fight a US court ruling in favor of bondholders seeking $1.3 billion may backfire and make the country's attempt to recover from its 2001 debt default even harder, analysts said Thursday.
Feb 28, 2013 11:10 EST
The US Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in favor of investors seeking to join a class-action lawsuit against pharmaceutical giant Amgen for downplaying safety concerns about two anemia drugs.
Feb 26, 2013 14:37 EST
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked a lawsuit brought by human rights groups and others challenging a US government electronic surveillance program set up after the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Feb 20, 2013 16:55 EST
Immigrants expelled after pleading guilty to criminal offenses prior to 2010 cannot withdraw their pleas citing poor counsel, the US Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday.
Feb 19, 2013 11:56 EST
The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that it is constitutional for police to search a car simply on the basis of an alert signal from a sniffer dog.
Jan 25, 2013 11:29 EST
Pope Benedict XVI tweeted his best wishes Friday to hundreds of thousands of pro-life supporters converging on Washington 40 years after the landmark US Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion.
Jan 22, 2013 07:09 EST
Thousands of pro-life activists will descend on the US capital Tuesday in protest on the 40th anniversary of a landmark US Supreme Court ruling guaranteeing abortion rights under the Constitution.
Jan 08, 2013 02:49 EST
The US Supreme Court will hear arguments on March 26 and 27 on the sensitive topic of gay marriage, one of the thorniest social disputes in modern America.
Dec 09, 2012 19:00 EST
NOM's Brian Brown believes a Supreme Court ruling in favor of gay marriage will exacerbate the debate, not end it. Brian Brown, the president of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), believes a Supreme Court ruling in favor of gay marriage will exacerbate the debate, not end it. The high court on Friday announced it would hear two cases related to marriage equality: a case challenging the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and another challenging Proposition 8, California's 2008 voter-approved constitutional amendment banning gay nuptials. (Related: Supreme Court to hear gay marriage-related Prop 8, DOMA cases.) Appearing on Fox News, Brown said it was time for the court to ?correct some wrongs,? a reference to lower court rulings which sided with plaintiffs challenging the laws. ?There is no constitutional right to redefine marriage,? Brown said. ?Our founding fathers didn't see it that way. And the last Supreme Court decision, Baker v. Nelson, the United States Supreme Co
Dec 08, 2012 05:05 EST
Advocates and opponents of gay marriage hailed Saturday a decision by the US Supreme Court to take up the sensitive issue, saying a ruling by the justices could help settle one of the thorniest social disputes in modern America.
Dec 08, 2012 01:09 EST
Advocates and opponents of gay marriage hailed a decision by the US Supreme Court to take up the sensitive issue, saying a ruling by the justices could help settle one of the thorniest social disputes in modern America.
Dec 07, 2012 20:24 EST
The US Supreme Court has decided to take up the sensitive issue of gay marriage, hearing challenges to a federal law denying benefits to same-sex couples and California's ban on such unions.
Dec 07, 2012 19:00 EST
NOM, Protect Marriage cheer the Supreme Court's decision to review a case challenging California's gay marriage ban. The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) and Protect Marriage are cheering the Supreme Court's decision to hear a case challenging the constitutionality of Prop 8, California's 2008 voter-approved constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. In a blog post published shortly after the court announced its decision on Friday, John Eastman, chairman of NOM, called the decision a positive signal. ?We believe that it is significant that the Supreme Court has taken the Prop 8 case,? said Eastman. ?We believe it is a strong signal that the Court will reverse the lower courts and uphold Proposition 8. That is the right outcome based on the law and based on the principle that voters hold the ultimate power over basic policy judgments and their decisions are entitled to respect.? ?Had the Supreme Court agreed with the lower courts' decisions invalidating Proposition 8, it cou
Dec 05, 2012 19:00 EST
A group opposed to gay marriage has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case challenging Nevada's marriage ban. A group opposed to gay marriage has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case challenging Nevada's marriage ban. The Boise, Idaho-based Coalition for the Protection of Marriage filed the request on Wednesday, the AP reported. Its petition, known as a writ of certiorari, asks the high court to take the case before it moves to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. U.S. District Chief Judge Robert Jones last week ruled against plaintiffs challenging the state's 2002 voter-approved constitutional amendment defining marriage as a heterosexual union. In Sevick v. Sandoval, Jones, a George W. Bush appointee, found that gay men and lesbians do not qualify for protections under the Constitution's Equal Protection Clause because they have not historically faced discrimination. ?Homosexuals have not historically been denied the right to vote, the right to serve
Dec 03, 2012 11:54 EST
US casino magnate Sheldon Adelson spent $150 million, much more than previously thought, on funding Republican hopefuls in an unsuccessful bid to stop Barack Obama winning a second term, a report said Monday.
Nov 30, 2012 18:05 EST
The US Supreme Court Friday agreed to consider an appeal to a lawsuit against a generic drug maker, which argues it should not have been penalized for side effects of a drug it didn't design.
Nov 30, 2012 17:20 EST
The US Supreme Court said Friday it would examine whether companies should be able to patent human genes they have isolated and identified, a decision that could have far-reaching implications for genetic research.
Nov 26, 2012 18:23 EST
The US Supreme Court ordered a lower court Monday to review a Christian university's challenge to President Barack Obama's landmark health care reforms on grounds they violate religious freedom.