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  • Supreme Court allows challenge to Colorado Internet tax law

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:56:24 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that federal courts can hear a dispute over Colorado's Internet tax law. One justice suggested it was time to reconsider the ban on state collection of sales taxes from companies outside their borders.

  • Supreme Court allows challenge to Colorado Internet tax

    Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:32:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that federal courts can hear a dispute over Colorado's Internet tax law, a decision that could lay the groundwork for future changes in how states can tax retail sales to companies outside their borders.

  • High court weighs limits on child abuse evidence

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 20:02:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is considering limits on the type of evidence that can be used in child abuse cases, a move that could hamstring prosecutors in domestic violence trials.

  • Fisherman's high court win spurs call for legal reform

    Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:04:06 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court case of a fisherman hooked by a law meant to preserve documents, not fish, is renewing calls to curb the reach of criminal laws that critics say are too vague.

  • Business Highlights

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:07:55 GMT

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  • Justices: Dentists unfair to limit teeth-bleaching providers

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:25:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a state regulatory board made up mostly of dentists violated federal law against unfair competition when it tried to prevent lower-cost competitors in other fields from offering teeth-whitening services.

  • Justices appear to favor Muslim denied job over headscarf

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:09:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Have you heard the one about the Sikh, the Hasidic Jew, the Muslim and the nun who walked into a job interview?

  • Justices: Fisherman is off the hook in grouper-tossing case

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:14:45 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida fisherman convicted of tossing undersized grouper off his boat is off the hook after a divided Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that he should not have been ensnared by a law targeting accounting fraud.

  • Justices weigh case of Muslim denied job over headscarf

    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:38:02 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is indicating it will side with a Muslim woman who didn't get hired by clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch because she wore a black headscarf that conflicted with the company's dress code to her job interview.

  • Justices signal support for investors in 401(k) lawsuits

    Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:43:42 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared likely Tuesday to make it easier for participants in employee retirement plans to challenge companies' investment decisions that eat into retirement savings.

  • Meaning of 4 words at center of high court health law fight

    Mon, 23 Feb 2015 18:31:53 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court next week hears a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul that hinges on just four words in the massive law that seeks to dramatically reduce the ranks of the uninsured. The argument threatens subsidies that help make insurance affordable to consumers in about three dozen states.

  • Court seems split over spouse's right to protest visa denial

    Mon, 23 Feb 2015 18:28:28 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed divided Monday over whether a California woman can challenge the government's refusal to issue a visa to her husband from Afghanistan.

  • Alabama gay marriage fight echoes states' rights battles

    Sun, 15 Feb 2015 22:52:28 GMT

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's judicial building office overlooks Montgomery's Dexter Avenue, a history-soaked thoroughfare topped by the Alabama Capitol where Jefferson Davis was inaugurated president of the Confederacy and where the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. ended the 1965 march for voting rights.

  • Ginsburg: 'I wasn't 100 percent sober' at State of the Union

    Fri, 13 Feb 2015 21:36:56 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a surprising confession: She "wasn't 100 percent sober" when she fell asleep at the president's State of the Union address last month.

  • Ginsburg "wasn't 100 percent sober" at State of Union

    Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:31:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a confession: She "wasn't 100 percent sober" when she fell asleep at the president's State of the Union address last month.

  • Missouri inmate set to die for killing neighbor in 1990

    Wed, 11 Feb 2015 02:46:53 GMT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri inmate who killed his neighbor 25 years ago was to be executed early Wednesday after the U.S. Supreme Court and the state's governor denied appeals to spare his life.

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: SCOTUSblog denied press credential

    Tue, 10 Feb 2015 08:08:33 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential online Supreme Court news site owned by a prominent Supreme Court lawyer is being denied a press credential to cover the court itself.

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Scotusblog denied press credential

    Mon, 09 Feb 2015 20:55:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential online Supreme Court news site owned by a prominent Supreme Court lawyer is being denied a press credential to cover the court itself.

  • Justice Thomas objects to court's signal on gay marriage

    Mon, 09 Feb 2015 19:58:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is inappropriately signaling it intends to clear the way for gay marriage across the nation, Justice Clarence Thomas complained Monday in a stinging dissent to the court's refusal to block the start of same-sex marriages in Alabama.

  • Ginsburg says she would overturn campaign spending case

    Wed, 04 Feb 2015 22:22:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says if there is one decision she could overturn from the past 10 years, it would be the 2010 Citizens United case that allowed virtually unlimited corporate spending on political campaigns.

  • Supreme Court's new health law case cuts both ways

    Wed, 04 Feb 2015 21:14:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking another look at President Barack Obama's health care law, and this time it's not just the White House that should be worried.