The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to affirmative action, upholding a voter-approved ban on racial preferences in admissions at Michigan’s state-run universities in a decision that provides a blueprint for other states wishing to enact similar bars.
U.S. Supreme Court justices questioned the legality of Aereo Inc., the Barry Diller-backed startup aiming to upend the broadcast industry’s decades-old business model by selling live television programming over the Internet.
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.
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.
The U.S. Supreme Court considered making it easier for companies that successfully fight off patent infringement suits to collect legal fees from the losers in a case with ramifications for Apple Inc. and Google Inc.