Samuel Alito

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Patenting genes: Justices tackle big health issue

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed worried Monday about the idea of companies patenting human genes in a case that could profoundly reshape the multibillion-dollar biomedical industry and U.S. research in the fight against diseases.

04/15/2013

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Court could avoid ruling on gay marriage ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court suggested Tuesday it could find a way out of the case over California’s ban on same-sex marriage without issuing a major national ruling on whether gays have a right to marry.

03/26/2013

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Court: Can drug companies pay to delay generics?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are pressing the Supreme Court to stop big pharmaceutical corporations from paying generic drug competitors to delay releasing their cheaper versions of brand-name drugs.

03/24/2013

Justices open big term with new human rights case

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court plunged into its new term Monday with a high-stakes dispute between businesses and human rights groups over accountability for foreign atrocities. The next nine months hold the prospect for […]

10/01/2012

Supreme Court begins new term

  WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court appears ready to impose new limits on lawsuits brought in U.S. courts over human rights violations abroad. The justices kicked off their new term Monday with arguments over […]

10/01/2012

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