U.S. Supreme Court

Court: Police Can Take DNA Swabs From Arrestees
WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court says police can legally take DNA without a warrant from those arrested in hopes of using it to solve old cases.
The justices, on a 5-4 vote, say taking DNA samples from people who have been arrested for various crimes, long before their guilt or innocen…
High Court To Weigh In On Legislative Prayers
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking a new case on the intersection of religion and government in a dispute over prayers used to open meetings in an upstate New York town.
The justices said Monday they will review an appeals court ruling that held that he town of Greece in suburban Rochester…
High Court Rejects Challenge To New York Gun Law
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is staying out of the gun debate for now.
The justices on Monday declined to hear a challenge to a strict New York law that makes it difficult for residents to get a license to carry a concealed handgun in public...
California Gay Marriage Argument At High Court
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is wading into the fight over same-sex marriage at a time when public opinion is shifting rapidly in favor of permitting gay and lesbian couples to wed, but 40 states don't allow it.
The court's first major examination of gay rights in 10 years begi…
High Court Weighs Drug Companies’ Generics Policy
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are pressing the Supreme Court to stop big pharmaceutical corporations from paying generic drug competitors to delay releasing their cheaper versions of brand-name drugs. They argue these deals deny consumers price declines that can top 90 percent...
Must Voters Have To Prove Citizenship To Register?
WASHINGTON (AP) — WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices seem conflicted on whether they think states can force people to prove their U.S. citizenship before registering to vote.
Arizona is challenging a lower court's refusal to let it demand that prospective voters document their …
High Court Rejects Medicare Challenge
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away a challenge from former House Majority Leader Dick Armey and other Social Security recipients who say they have the right to reject Medicare in favor of continuing health coverage from private insurers...
High Court Says Government Can Be Liable For Flood
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ruled that the federal government is not automatically exempt from paying for damage caused by temporary flooding from government-owned dams.
The court on Tuesday sided with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission in its appeal of a lower court ruling that …

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