Supreme Court News

Supreme Court’s Next Obamacare Test to Happen a Week After Election

The U.S. Supreme Court said it will hear its blockbuster clash over the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act on Nov. 10, a week after an election in which Democrats are seeking to make health care a central focus. The …

Supreme Court to Hear Federal Trade Commission’s Appeal Over Ill-Gotten Gains

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Thursday to decide whether the Federal Trade Commission can continue to require scam artists and firms that engaged in deceptive business practices to return money improperly obtained from consumers. The justices will hear the …

Supreme Court Supports Employers’ Religious Rights in Contraception, Teacher Employment

The U.S. Supreme Court struck two blows for religious rights, including a decision that upholds Trump administration rules giving employers a broad right to refuse to offer birth control through their health plans. The justices also gave religious organizations a …

REUTERS SPECIAL REPORT on Police Immunity: For Cops Who Kill, Special Supreme Court Protection

MADILL, Oklahoma — Sick with pneumonia, agitated and confused, Johnny Leija refused to return to his hospital room. Moments later, with three police officers pinning him on the floor, Leija was dead at age 34. Staff at the local hospital …

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Micro-Captive Insurer Tax Case

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review a ruling that critics say would give the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service a sweeping shield from challenges to their regulations. The justices said Monday they will hear arguments over a reporting …

Supreme Court Rejects Stricter Deadline for Employee Claims Against Retirement Plans

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to back stricter deadlines for workers to sue retirement plans over alleged mismanagement, ruling Intel Corp. cannot avoid a suit accusing it of unlawfully making high-risk investments that cost retirement plan beneficiaries hundreds …

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Bonds Dispute in Puerto Rico Bankruptcy

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a dispute that has roiled the $3.8 trillion U.S. municipal bond market over payments on special revenue bonds that grew out of Puerto Rico’s ongoing bankruptcy. The justices left in …

Supreme Court Weighs Legal Standard in $20B Racial Bias Claim Against Comcast

U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday expressed sympathy toward allowing comedian and producer Byron Allen to pursue his racial bias lawsuit accusing cable television operator Comcast Corp. of discriminating against black-owned channels. Over the course of an hour of oral …

Gays’ Job Rights at Stake in Upcoming Supreme Court Cases

Gerald Bostock says he’s convinced his participation in a gay softball league was why he was fired from his job running the child-advocate program at the juvenile court in Clayton County, Georgia. The Atlanta-area county’s decision sent “a homophobic message …

Supreme Court Sends Merck Warning Label Case Back to Lower Court

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave Merck & Co. a new opportunity to avoid lawsuits accusing the company of failing to properly warn patients of debilitating thigh-bone fractures from taking its osteoporosis drug Fosamax, throwing out a lower court …