A divided U.S. Supreme Court debated whether companies can assert the same religious rights as individuals, hearing arguments in an ideological clash over Obamacare and rules promoting contraceptive coverage.
Victims of R. Allen Stanford’s $7 billion Ponzi scheme can sue outside companies and law firms alleged to have played a role in the fraud, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, dealing a setback to the securities industry.
A Supreme Court decision upholding President Barack Obama’s health-care law, which compels people to buy medical insurance, would give Congress the power to make Americans purchase any other product, said lawyers challenging the measure.
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.
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.