The U.S. Supreme Court accepted a case with the potential to transform securities litigation, agreeing to reconsider a precedent that has served as the foundation for shareholder suits for the past 25 years.
The U.S. Supreme Court weighed a challenge to a decades-old labor organizing practice, hearing contentions that companies can’t legally promise to stay neutral or to provide organizers with a list of employees.
Fights over forming unions are hardball -- which is why the decision process is more heavily regulated than almost any other act of association in American life. One popular technique favored by unions is to promise management something in exchange for a promise to stay neutral and even allow organizers access to the workplace.
U.S. Supreme Court justices grappled with a challenge to a New York town’s practice of starting most board meetings with a Christian prayer, hearing arguments in a case that will shape the role religion can play in civic life.
U.S. Supreme Court justices indicated they are likely to put new limits on Congress’s power, as they weighed the case of a microbiologist who was prosecuted under a chemical-weapons law for trying to poison her husband’s lover.
U.S. Supreme Court justices indicated they are poised to deliver a fresh blow to affirmative action, hinting they will uphold a voter-approved ban on racial preferences at Michigan’s state-run universities.
The U.S. Supreme Court term that opens next week gives the Republican-appointed majority a chance to undercut decades-old precedents in clashes over campaign finance, racial discrimination and legislative prayer.