Supreme Court of the United States

Customers walk to a Hobby Lobby store in Oklahoma City, Monday, June 30, 2014.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Gov’t: Ruling backs nonprofits’ birth control plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Wednesday that the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of the religious claims of Hobby Lobby and other for-profit businesses supports the government’s position in separate, ongoing disputes with […]

07/02/2014

The Supreme Court building in Washington, Monday, June 30, 2014, following various court decisions.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Court: Public union can’t make nonmembers pay fees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court dealt a blow to public sector unions Monday, ruling that thousands of home health care workers in Illinois cannot be required to pay fees that help cover a union’s […]

06/30/2014

The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

High court rulings in California matters: Gay therapy, oyster farm, fuel standards

High court turns down California oyster farm WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from a popular oyster farm in Northern California that is facing closure. The justices did not […]

06/30/2014

Demonstrator react to hearing the Supreme Court's decision on the Hobby Lobby case outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 30, 2014. The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Justices: Can’t make employers cover contraception

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women. The justices’ […]

06/30/2014

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Supreme Court rules in favor of Hobby Lobby

The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women. Phil and Penny discussed the  ruling with Erwin Chemerinsky, Founding […]

06/30/2014

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 25, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at the League of Conservation Voters Capitol Dinner at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Court ruling comes as Obama’s use of power tested

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before a unanimous Supreme Court weighed in, the White House had brushed off claims that President Barack Obama was exceeding his executive authority as just so much grousing from frustrated partisans. Then, […]

06/27/2014

FILE - This  Dec. 17, 2013 file photo shows anti-abortion protester Eleanor McCullen, of Boston, left, standing at the painted edge of a buffer zone as she protests outside a Planned Parenthood location in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

High court voids 35-foot abortion clinic buffer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts. The justices were unanimous in ruling that extending a buffer zone 35 feet from clinic entrances […]

06/26/2014

FILE -This June 25, 2014 file photo shows President Barack Obama speaking in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

High court rebukes Obama on recess appointments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the president’s power to fill high-level vacancies with temporary appointments, ruling in favor of Senate Republicans in their partisan clash with President Barack Obama. The high […]

06/26/2014

The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Justices: ‘Get a warrant’ to search cellphones

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a strong defense of digital age privacy, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants. Cellphones […]

06/25/2014

FILE - This April 29, 2014 file photo shows a visitor to the Supreme Court uses his cellphone to take a photo of the court in Washington. (AP Photo, File)

Supreme Court rules on ‘straw purchaser’ law

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court sided with gun control groups and the Obama administration Monday, ruling that the federal ban on “straw” purchases of guns can be enforced even if the ultimate buyer […]

06/16/2014

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Supreme Court to hear about threats on social media

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a free speech case that will likely have a major impact on social media: When do threatening comments on sites such as Facebook and Twitter cross the line […]

06/16/2014

The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Supreme Court: Children over 21 go to back of visa line

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that most immigrant children who have become adults during their parents’ years-long wait to become legal permanent residents of the United States should go to the […]

06/09/2014

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