Justices dismiss state law restricting medical abortions
November 4th, 2013
10:02 AM ET
6 months ago

Justices dismiss state law restricting medical abortions

Washington (CNN) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a pending appeal from Oklahoma officials who were defending a state law limiting abortions performed with medicine instead of surgery.

The law would have regulated the ability of doctors to prescribe a medication regime - using RU-486 pills - to terminate early pregnancies, and make it a crime to deviate from the federal government-approved dosage and time limits on the drugs.

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Filed under: Abortion • Oklahoma • Supreme Court
Supreme Court to review church-state dispute over public prayers
November 1st, 2013
05:07 PM ET
6 months ago

Supreme Court to review church-state dispute over public prayers

(CNN) - Linda Stephens has lived in her upstate New York community for more than three decades and has long been active in civic affairs.

But as an atheist, those views have put her at the center of a personal, political, and legal fight that has reached the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Justices to review greenhouse gas regulation
October 15th, 2013
11:48 AM ET
6 months ago

Justices to review greenhouse gas regulation

Washington (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 announced Tuesday they had accepted six separate appeals for review, which will be consolidated into an hour of oral arguments scheduled for early next year. A ruling is expected by June.

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Filed under: Environmental policy • EPA • Supreme Court
Supreme Court to stay open next week
October 10th, 2013
09:15 PM ET
7 months ago

Supreme Court to stay open next week

(CNN) - The Supreme Court announced it will remain fully open through next week.

Federal court officials had earlier indicated the entire judiciary would run out of contingency funds October 15, but said Thursday additional emergency funding was found to keep all the courts running normally for an additional two days at least.
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High court divided over political donor limits
October 8th, 2013
12:08 PM ET
7 months ago

High court divided over political donor limits

Washington (CNN) - A free-speech legal fight over the fuel of partisan politics - the billions at stake in federal campaign donations - produced a predictably divided Supreme Court on Tuesday.

A spirited hour of oral arguments left in doubt whether current aggregate limits on direct campaign contributions by individuals - in the Federal Election Campaign Act - will be upheld.

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Filed under: Campaign finance • Supreme Court
Church and state, executive power on Supreme Court docket
October 6th, 2013
11:06 AM ET
7 months ago

Church and state, executive power on Supreme Court docket

(CNN) - Outlined below are some key cases the Supreme Court is scheduled to tackle in its 2013-14 term, which starts Monday.

Forty-eight appeals are currently on the docket. As many as three dozen more are expected to be added in coming months. The caseload for the term is usually settled by February, with the term effectively ending in late June.

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Money and politics high court's first big case this term
October 6th, 2013
10:45 AM ET
7 months ago

Money and politics high court's first big case this term

Washington (CNN) - Shaun McCutcheon is an electrical engineer by trade, but grassroots politics may be his true passion.

The Alabama native has worked for years with his local Republican Party in Birmingham, and is chairman of Conservative Action Fund, a so-called "super PAC" that "promotes conservative Republicans' time-proven messages and effective solutions."

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Business as usual at Supreme Court and other federal courts
October 2nd, 2013
11:59 AM ET
7 months ago

Business as usual at Supreme Court and other federal courts

Washington (CNN) - It was business as usual at the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal courts, which are immune - at least temporarily - from the government shutdown.

The justices have been back from summer break for several weeks, and issued a long summary on Tuesday of pending business.

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Filed under: Government Shutdown • Supreme Court
Sen. Elizabeth Warren blasts SCOTUS, 'powerful interests'
September 9th, 2013
10:18 AM ET
8 months ago

Sen. Elizabeth Warren blasts SCOTUS, 'powerful interests'

(CNN) – Sen. Elizabeth Warren blasted conservative and business elements Sunday night at the AFL-CIO Convention in Los Angeles, singling out the conservative members of the U.S Supreme Court and Republicans whom she accused of a concerted attack on labor.

In her prepared remarks, the Massachusetts Democrat took multiple opportunities to lambast "powerful interests" that "have done everything they can to block reform," she said.
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Filed under: Elizabeth Warren • Supreme Court
Supreme Court justice to perform same-sex wedding ceremony
August 31st, 2013
05:30 AM ET
8 months ago

Supreme Court justice to perform same-sex wedding ceremony

Washington (CNN) - In June, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined four of her Supreme Court colleagues in overturning the federal law defining marriage as between a man and a woman.

This weekend, she is poised to officiate at a same-sex wedding.
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