Supreme Court News

Supreme Court Declines to Hear New York Vaccine Mandate for Health Workers

The Supreme Court declined on Thursday to take up a case involving a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for health care workers in New York that does not offer an exemption for religious reasons. The court’s action follows a decision in December …

Supreme Court Backs Football Coach Fired After Praying on the Field

A divided US Supreme Court ruled in favor of a high school football coach who lost his job for conducting post-game prayers on the 50-yard line in a decision that buttresses religious rights and reduces the authority of public-school officials …

Supreme Court Voids New York Gun Permit Law, Establishes Right to Carry Outside Home

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a New York law that required people to show a special need to carry a handgun in public, ruling for the first time that the Second Amendment protects gun rights outside the home. The …

Challenge to SEC ‘Gag’ Rule Turned Away by Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a challenge brought by a former Xerox Corp executive and backed by Elon Musk to a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rule requiring people who agree to settlements with the agency not to …

Bayer Rejected by US Supreme Court in Bid to End Roundup Suits

The US Supreme Court rejected a multibillion-dollar appeal from Bayer AG, refusing to shield the company from potentially tens of thousands of claims that its top-selling Roundup weedkiller causes cancer. The justices, without comment, left intact a $25 million award …

Supreme Court Takes No Action on Bayer Bid to Nix Weedkiller Suits

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday took no action on Bayer AG’s bid to dismiss legal claims by customers who contend its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer as the German company seeks to avoid potentially billions of dollars in damages. The …

Supreme Court Tackles Case About Praying Football Coach

A coach who crosses himself before a game. A math teacher reads the Bible aloud before the bell rings. A coach who hosts an after-school Christian group in their home. Supreme Court justices discussed all those hypothetical scenarios Monday while …

Supreme Court Removes an Obstacle to Malicious Prosecution Lawsuits

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday eliminated one of the hurdles facing individuals looking to sue for being falsely accused of crimes. In Thompson v. Clark, a majority (6-3) of the high court not only acknowledged a claim for malicious …

Biden’s Supreme Court Nominee Defies Expectations on Employer-Employee Cases

Labor unions and worker advocates have applauded President Joe Biden’s nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for the Supreme Court. Yet a look back at Jackson’s decisions in cases involving business and labor suggest that she won’t always rule as …

EPA Power to Curb Carbon Emissions Questioned by Supreme Court

Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday appeared skeptical of the federal government’s authority to issue sweeping regulations to reduce carbon emissions from power plants in a case that could undermine President Joe Biden’s plans to tackle climate change. The …