(CNN) - Conestoga Wood Specialties was founded a half-century ago in a Pennsylvania garage. The Hahn family's commitment to quality is driven in large part by their Christian faith, which in turn may soon threaten the company's very existence.
That financial and constitutional dynamic is now before the U.S. Supreme Court, in a high-stakes encore to the health care reform law known as Obamacare. The justices will hear oral arguments Tuesday in a dispute involving contraception coverage and religious liberty.
(CNN) - The Supreme Court for now is staying out of the hot-button issue of concealed weapons laws.
The Justices on Monday declined to review two cases brought by the National Rifle Association that deal with whether those age 18-20 can buy and then carry handguns in public for self-defense.
The justices gave no reason for denying those cases and a third gun-control appeal on out-of-state weapon transfers.FULL STORY
(CNN) - The Supreme Court will take another look at government regulation of air pollution in a high-stakes environmental and economic fight pitting the Obama administration against a coalition of states and utilities.
The justices on Monday will hear six separate appeals, which have been consolidated into an hour of oral arguments. A ruling is expected by June.
Washington (CNN) - A new television ad urges what the U.S. Supreme Court has been loathing for decades to allow: cameras in its marble-walled courtroom.
Eleven media and public transparency groups released the ad Tuesday in the Washington, D.C. area and some cable television outlets, saying "It's time for a more open judiciary."
(CNN) - Newly uncovered documents from a confidante of Hillary Clinton are making headlines about the former first lady. But they also reveal new details about legacy moments in her husband's presidency that were frustrating and distracting to the White House.
It seemed as if Bill Clinton had too many choices in his first chance to name a Supreme Court justice and not enough for his second.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Justice Clarence Thomas rarely speaks from the bench but his comments in less formal settings are often illuminating, often controversial - especially on race.
It is a topic that continues to engage the national debate, especially when it comes from the mind of the Supreme Court's only African-American jurist.FULL STORY
(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.
(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.FULL STORY
(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, textFULL STORY
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.