Lawrence Hurley, Reuters
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld the right of government entities across the United States to allow sectarian prayers prior to public meetings. The court said on a 5-4 vote that the town of Greece in New York state did not violate the U.S.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court signaled on Tuesday it may allow corporations to mount religious objections to government action, possibly paving the way for companies to avoid covering employees’ birth control as required under Obamacare. During a 90-minute oral argument, 30 minutes more than usual, a majority of the nine justices appeared ready to rule that certain for-profit entities have the same religious rights to object as individuals do.
WASHINGTON — In a sign of the growing struggles that judges face applying old laws to new technology, the U.S.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Supreme Court justices raised questions on Wednesday about the scope of a Massachusetts law ensuring access for patients at abortion clinics, making it likely they will strike it down as unconstitutional as anti-abortion protesters have demanded. Anti-abortion protesters have challenged the law, saying it violated their freedom of speech rights under the First Amendment of the U.S.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday will wade into a divisive case that pits the free speech rights of anti-abortion protesters against public safety concerns raised by women's healthcare providers. The nine justices will hear a one-hour argument over a challenge to a Massachusetts law aimed at ensuring access for patients at clinics that offer abortions. Anti-abortion protesters challenged the law, saying it violated their freedom of speech rights under the First Amendment of the U.S.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court signaled a willingness on Monday to rein in President Barack Obama’s power to temporarily fill senior government posts without the Senate’s approval, a move that would curb his ability to bypass a gridlocked Congress. Most of the nine justices expressed skepticism, during 90 minutes of oral arguments, about so-called recess appointments Obama made to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in 2012. The court is expected to issue a ruling in the case by June that has the potential to shift the balance of power between the White House and the Senate.