November 26th, 2013
11:58 AM ET
9 months ago

Supreme Court to take up Obamacare contraception case

Washington (CNN) - The high-stakes fight over implementing parts of the troubled healthcare reform law will move to the U.S. Supreme Court in coming months, in a dispute involving coverage for contraceptives and "religious liberty."

The justices agreed on Tuesday to review provisions in the Affordable Care Act requiring employers of a certain size to offer insurance coverage for birth control and other reproductive health services without a co-pay.

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Supreme Court won't block Texas abortion law
November 19th, 2013
06:49 PM ET
9 months ago

Supreme Court won't block Texas abortion law

(CNN) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stop Texas from implementing a part of a new abortion law that requires doctors to get admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic where they're providing abortion services.

A federal appeals court had reinstated the key part of the law, which is considered among the most restrictive in the country.

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Supreme Court allows NSA to continue looking at telephone records for now
November 18th, 2013
10:23 AM ET
9 months ago

Supreme Court allows NSA to continue looking at telephone records for now

Washington (CNN) - The U.S. Supreme Court will allow the National Security Agency's surveillance of domestic telephone communication records to continue for now.

The justices without comment Monday rejected an appeal from a privacy rights group, which claimed a secret federal court improperly authorized the government to collect the electronic records.

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'Grateful' Justice Thomas reflects on his personal, professional journey
November 15th, 2013
12:20 AM ET
10 months ago

'Grateful' Justice Thomas reflects on his personal, professional journey

Washington (CNN) - Justice Clarence Thomas reflected on his long journey from childhood poverty to service on the highest court in the land, telling a conservative audience Thursday, "I have this wonderful opportunity to go to work everyday– I didn't always feel that way."

A nostalgic and "grateful" Thomas sought to assure fellow lawyers and judges he is not the person longtime critics have tried to portray him: that he remains an angry, frustrated jurist, especially over the treatment he received during his bitter 1991 confirmation. But he admitted the road to his current contentment has not been easy.
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Supreme Court justices dismiss another Oklahoma law on abortion
November 12th, 2013
12:03 PM ET
10 months ago

Supreme Court justices dismiss another Oklahoma law on abortion

Washington (CNN) - Oklahoma lost another round in its effort to restrict abortions when the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday declined to hear an appeal in a case that would force women seeking an abortion to have an ultrasound first.

The justices, without comment, refused to accept the state's appeal over HB 2780, which would require healthcare providers to perform an ultrasound scan before terminating a woman's pregnancy.

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Filed under: Abortion • Oklahoma • Supreme Court
Justices dismiss state law restricting medical abortions
November 4th, 2013
10:02 AM ET
10 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
10 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
11 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
11 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
11 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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