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Hobby Lobby supporters react to the U.S. Supreme Court decision June 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. The high court ruled in a  5-4 decision in favor of Hobby Lobby saying that some private companies can be exempted, on religious grounds, from health care reform's requirement that employer sponsored health insurance policies cover contraception.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

SCOTUS: Employers With Religious Objections Don’t Have To Pay For Birth Control

The Supreme Court is poised to deliver its verdict in a case that weighs the religious rights of employers and the right of women to the birth control of their choice.

06/30/2014

U.S. Supreme Court members pose for photographs in 2010. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Scalia: Court Gives ‘Abortion-Rights Advocates A Pass When It Comes To Suppressing Free-Speech Of Opponents’

The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts.

06/26/2014

U.S. Supreme Court members pose for photographs in 2010. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Rules Police Need To Get Warrants To Search Cellphones

A unanimous Supreme Court says police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants.

06/25/2014

The Supreme Court has ruled against Aereo. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Rules Against Aereo in TV Network Fight

The Supreme Court ruled Aereo has to pay broadcasters when it takes television programs from the airwaves and allows subscribers to watch them on smartphones and other portable devices.

06/25/2014

Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia conducts a naturalization ceremony for 16 new U.S. citizens during the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's historic Gettysburg Address on Nov. 19, 2013 at Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, Pa. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Scalia: EPA Could Not ‘Just Rewrite The Statute’ To Bring Greenhouse Gases Under A Provision

The Supreme Court largely left intact Monday the Obama administration’s only existing program to limit power plant and factory emissions of the gases blamed for global warming. But a divided court also rebuked environmental regulators for taking too much authority into their own hands without congressional approval.

06/23/2014

Supreme Court (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Justices Rebuff NJ’s Effort On Sports Betting

The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a ban on sports gambling in New Jersey, rebuffing an attempt to bring betting on professional and college sporting events to Atlantic City casinos and the state’s racetracks.

06/23/2014

Sonia Sotomayor (Credit: Jose CABEZAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Sotomayor: Affirmative Action Options Don’t Work

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor rejected on Sunday the notion that alternatives to affirmative action such as income or residency could achieve similar results in diversifying the nation’s colleges and universities.

06/22/2014

File photo of the Facebook homepage. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court To Consider Free Speech Rights Of People Who Use Threatening Language On Facebook

The Supreme Court will consider the free speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other electronic media where the speaker’s intent is not always clear.

06/16/2014

File photo of the U.S. Supreme Court justices. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Sides With Gun Control Groups, Obama Administration On ‘Straw Purchaser’ Law

A divided Supreme Court sided with gun control groups and the Obama administration Monday, ruling that the federal ban on “straw” purchases of guns can be enforced even if the ultimate buyer is legally allowed to own a gun.

06/16/2014

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Shield Law Backers Sense Momentum After House Vote

Supporters of legislation to protect reporters from being compelled to name confidential sources are claiming new momentum after a recent surprise vote in the GOP-controlled House and in advance of a possible Senate debate this summer.

06/03/2014

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