U.S. Supreme Court justices indicated they may reinforce the airline industry’s shield from passenger lawsuits as they heard the case of a man kicked out of Northwest Airlines’s frequent-flyer program for complaining too much.
A meningitis outbreak at Princeton University of a strain not covered by vaccines available in the U.S. has prompted federal health officials to approve import of the drug in an effort to stop the illness.
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.
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. lawmakers are headed for a new showdown over President Barack Obama’s judicial nominations, as Senate Democratic leaders began a push to fill vacancies on a court that referees some of the nation’s biggest business cases.
President Barack Obama selected Elena Kagan , his top U.S. Supreme Court lawyer and the former dean of Harvard Law School, to fill a vacancy on the high court and for the first time give it three female members.