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Nation Jun 23Justices side with government in property rights case
The Supreme Court on Friday ruled against a Wisconsin family in a property rights case that makes it easier for government officials to restrict development in environmentally sensitive areas.
Nation Jun 19Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks in a ruling that is expected to help the Washington Redskins in their legal fight over the team name. The justices ruled that…
Politics Jun 12Supreme Court strikes down gender differences in citizenship law
The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of an unusual law that treats fathers and mothers differently when it comes to conferring citizenship on children born outside the U.S.
Nation May 30Supreme Court sides with police in California shooting case
Justices sided with sheriff's deputies in a legal dispute from 2010, when an innocent couple was shot while California deputies searched for a wanted man.
Politics May 30Justices will hear Ohio appeal over purging voter rolls
The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide whether Ohio wrongfully purged eligible voters from the state's registration list.
Politics May 11Federal judge in D.C. delays ruling in Trump travel ban case
A federal judge in the nation's capital said Thursday she won't act on a request to block President Donald Trump's revised travel ban because two other judges have already stopped the executive order from going into effect.
Nation May 01Appeals court says it won’t reconsider net neutrality ruling
The decision means the rules favored by consumer groups but despised by telecom companies will remain in place for now.
Nation Apr 28Court upholds decision to block health insurer Anthem’s bid for rival Cigna
It upholds a February ruling that said the proposed $48 billion acquisition would reduce competition in the concentrated insurance market.
Economy Apr 24Should the government label companies as ‘too big to fail’? MetLife asks court to hold off on ruling
MetLife took the government to court in 2015 to appeal being labeled as "systemically important" — meaning its collapse could threaten the economy.
Politics Apr 24Supreme Court turns away General Motors appeal over faulty ignition switches
The Supreme Court on Monday turned away an appeal from General Motors Co. seeking to block dozens of lawsuits over faulty ignition switches that could expose the company to billions of dollars in additional claims.