Hobby Lobby asks Supreme Court for exemption to Obamacare mandate
February 10th, 2014
02:15 PM ET
2 months ago

Hobby Lobby asks Supreme Court for exemption to Obamacare mandate

(CNN) –Hobby Lobby asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday for an exemption to the requirement under the Affordable Care Act that certain for-profit corporations provide contraception coverage to their workers.

Ahead of oral arguments next month, the craft store giant is seeking exclusion on religious grounds from the health care law's requirements, maintaining that some contraceptive products, like the morning-after pill, equate to abortion.

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Filed under: Healthcare • Supreme Court
Charity gets win for now over Obamacare on contraception
January 24th, 2014
04:25 PM ET
3 months ago

Charity gets win for now over Obamacare on contraception

(CNN) – A U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Friday will enable a religious-affiliated non-profit and other groups like it to remain temporarily exempt from Obamacare requirements to cover birth control and other reproductive health they oppose for religious reasons.

The justices extended an injunction first granted on an emergency basis just before the New Year for a Catholic charity for the elderly run by nuns, the Little Sisters of the Poor.

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Supreme Court to take major look at privacy in digital age
January 17th, 2014
03:28 PM ET
3 months ago

Supreme Court to take major look at privacy in digital age

(CNN) - The Supreme Court will undertake a major examination of privacy in the digital age, after accepting review Friday of a pair of appeals over whether police must obtain a warrant to search data on the cellphone of a person under arrest.

Criminal suspects in Massachusetts and California were convicted, in part, after phone numbers, text

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High court rejects review of Arizona's 20-week abortion ban
January 13th, 2014
09:40 AM ET
3 months ago

High court rejects review of Arizona's 20-week abortion ban

Washington (CNN) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned aside Arizona's appeal to reinstate its law banning most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

A federal appeals court last year said the restrictions were unconstitutional.
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Filed under: Abortion • Arizona • Supreme Court
Justices lean toward Congress in White House fight over recess appointments
January 13th, 2014
09:00 AM ET
3 months ago

Justices lean toward Congress in White House fight over recess appointments

Updated 6:04 p.m. ET, 1/13/2014

(CNN) - Supreme Court appeared on Monday to lean toward Congress in the fight over presidential recess appointments – those placed in top government jobs temporarily without Senate approval.

It’s a high-stakes constitutional and political confrontation over a practice that has accelerated in recent years due to partisan gridlock in Congress.

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Filed under: Mitch McConnell • President Obama • Supreme Court
January 6th, 2014
10:38 AM ET
3 months ago

Supreme Court puts hold on same-sex marriages in Utah

Updated 4:37 p.m. ET, 1/6/2014

(CNN) – The Supreme Court on Monday temporarily blocked same-sex marriage in Utah, an apparently unanimous order in favor of the state that sends the matter back to an appeals court for expedited consideration.

The case could have sweeping national implications, depending on how the federal appeals panel rules on a challenge to the state's same-sex marriage ban and whether the case returns to the high court.
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Filed under: Same-sex marriage • Supreme Court • Utah
Supreme Court asked to permit same-sex marriage in Utah
January 3rd, 2014
01:41 PM ET
3 months ago

Supreme Court asked to permit same-sex marriage in Utah

(CNN) - Lawyers for a group of gay and lesbian couples in Utah have asked the Supreme Court to allow same-sex marriages to continue in the state, following a federal judge's ruling that found a law there banning the practice unconstitutional.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued an emergency injunction on Tuesday, but was expected to issue an order as early as Friday afternoon on whether to grant the state's request for an injunction to temporarily halt same-sex unions.

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Filed under: Same-sex marriage • Supreme Court • Utah
January 3rd, 2014
09:21 AM ET
3 months ago

Supreme Court to rule on Obamacare, same-sex marriage injunctions

Washington (CNN) – The Supreme Court could act as early as Friday on pending requests for injunctions in two separate, high-profile cases– health care reform and same-sex marriage - that put Justice Sonia Sotomayor in an unusually pivotal role.

Religious-affiliated non-profits - including a Denver-based home for the elderly run by Catholic nuns - have asked the high court to block enforcement of the requirement in the Affordable Care Act to provide birth control and other reproductive health coverage to their workers.

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Filed under: Health care • Obamacare • Same-sex marriage • Supreme Court
December 31st, 2013
10:24 PM ET
3 months ago

Court delays Obamacare contraception mandate for 2 nonprofits

Updated 2:51 p.m. ET, 1/1/2014

(CNN) – The Supreme Court has temporarily delayed key requirements of the Affordable Care Act impacting religious-affiliated groups, accelerating another high-stakes legal test for the sweeping law championed by President Barack Obama.

In a surprising twist just hours before the start of the New Year when most major rules of Obamacare were set to take effect, Justice Sonia Sotomayor exempted two Catholic Church-affiliated nonprofits from having to provide contraceptive coverage to employees of face fines for non-compliance.
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Filed under: Obamacare • Supreme Court
Chief Justice laments budget, sequester impact on federal courts
December 31st, 2013
06:16 PM ET
4 months ago

Chief Justice laments budget, sequester impact on federal courts

Washington (CNN) – Lamenting he is ringing in the new year with an old concern, Chief Justice John Roberts is again warning leaders in the other two branches of government that continuing budget shortfalls and sequestration cuts will create a "bleak" future for the fair administration of justice in the nation's federal courts.

In his annual year-end report on the judiciary, Roberts on Tuesday said the courts have already made significant unilateral cuts in funding, adding a prolonged reduction by Congress would be extremely hard to overcome.

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Filed under: John Roberts • Supreme Court
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