A divided U.S. Supreme Court struck down decades-old limits on the total amount donors can give to federal candidates and parties, dealing a fresh blow to efforts to curb the role of money in American politics.
U.S. Supreme Court justices signaled they will bolster the Secret Service’s legal immunity as they weighed a bid to sue agents for allegedly shielding President George W. Bush from protesters a decade ago.
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.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Wyoming landowner in a case that raises legal questions about thousands of miles of recreational pathways created under the federal “rails to trails” program.
The U.S. Supreme Court expanded the reach of a federal law enacted in response to the 2001 Enron Corp. collapse, saying it protects people who work for a public company’s contractors, including law firms and auditors.
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.
Criminal defendants whose assets are frozen before trial aren’t entitled to a hearing at which they can challenge a grand jury’s finding that they probably committed a crime, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled.
U.S. Supreme Court justices questioned whether the Environmental Protection Agency had authority to impose permit requirements on power plants and factories in a test of President Barack Obama’s climate-change agenda.