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Supreme Court allows religious exemption to contraception mandate

Supreme Court allows religious exemption to contraception mandate

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) --The Supreme Court Monday ruled that employers with religious objections can refuse to pay for insurance coverage for contraception.
Gabrielle Levy
Supreme Court: Competitor can sue Coca-Cola over pomegranate drink

Supreme Court: Competitor can sue Coca-Cola over pomegranate drink

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) --The U.S. Supreme Court, in a ruling Thursday, said Pom Wonderful can sue Coca-Cola, charging the soft drink giant is misleading consumers of a juice drink.
Frances Burns
U.S. Supreme Court refuses to stop gay marriage in Oregon

U.S. Supreme Court refuses to stop gay marriage in Oregon

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) --The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a conservative group's move to halt same-sex marriages in Oregon in a brief order Wednesday.
Frances Burns
Supreme Court strikes down 70 IQ as cutoff for the death penalty

Supreme Court strikes down 70 IQ as cutoff for the death penalty

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) --Justice Anthony Kennedy called intellectual disability "a condition, not a number," as the Supreme Court struck down a 70 IQ as the cut off for executions.
Frances Burns
Supreme Court backs prayer in town meetings

Supreme Court backs prayer in town meetings

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court cleared the path for religious prayers given during government activity, so long as the government was not seen as coercing participation.
Gabrielle Levy
Supreme Court upholds Michigan affirmative action ban

Supreme Court upholds Michigan affirmative action ban

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in favor of a voter-approved Michigan law banning affirmative action in college admissions, overturning a lower court decision.
Gabrielle Levy
Hobby Lobby SCOTUS case battle lines drawn on Obamacare outline

Hobby Lobby SCOTUS case battle lines drawn on Obamacare outline

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- Both sides saw victory written within the oral arguments of the cases dealing with the so-called contraceptive mandate before the Supreme Court.
Gabrielle Levy
Climate change fight in the balance

Climate change fight in the balance

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- While the public sleeps through an unusually rough winter, the fight against climate change -- or the fight against excessive regulation, depending on your point of view -- is being waged at the U.S. Supreme Court in a landmark case involving greenhouse gases.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer
Citizens United rolls, SEC rule drifts

Citizens United rolls, SEC rule drifts

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- A petition that would undo some of the effects of Citizens United vs. FEC has languished without action at the Securities and Exchange Commission for more than two years, while the same narrow U.S. Supreme Court majority that produced Citizens United appears ready to loosen campaign finance rules even further.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer
Deciding how government prays

Deciding how government prays

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Nothing is closer to the hearts of people in the United States than local politics and prayer, usually Christian prayer. The U.S. Supreme Court may be about to rule on how closely the two can be combined.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer

Supreme Court hears public union dues argument

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court appeared divided Tuesday as it heard a challenge to a rule that forces non-union state employees to pay partial union dues.
Same-sex marriage rolls

Same-sex marriage rolls

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- As the nation enters the 14th year of the 21st century, the fight over same-sex marriage is far from over. Despite pronouncements from a reality TV star -- who said they're going straight to hell -- gays and lesbians are instead going straight to the courts, where they have met with some success.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Writer
At year's end: Fasten your Supreme Court seat belt, bumpy ride ahead

At year's end: Fasten your Supreme Court seat belt, bumpy ride ahead

Paraphrasing Forrest Gump, "The rest of the U.S. Supreme Court term is like a box of chocolates -- you never know what you're gonna get."
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, United Press International
Peek-a-boo, the drone sees you

Peek-a-boo, the drone sees you

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Last week's eye-popping demonstration by Amazon.com of its proposed method of delivery -- packages dropped on doorsteps by little helicopter drones -- has become an Internet sensation. Amazon's drones are warm and friendly, like the heroes of a Disney movie. Others coming your way, not so much.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer
The legal attack on the NSA

The legal attack on the NSA

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A challenge to the National Security Agency's massive domestic snooping program whizzed by in the U.S. Supreme Court last week. If you blinked, you missed it.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer
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