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U.S. Supreme Court divided over Kansas immigrant identity theft case

16 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared divided over the legality of Kansas prosecuting three immigrants for violating identity theft laws by using other people's Social Security numbers in a dispute over whether the state impermissibly encroached on federal control over immigration policy.

U.S. Supreme Court divided on LGBT employment protection; Gorsuch could be key

09 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared closely divided over whether a landmark federal law forbidding sex discrimination in the workplace protects gay and transgender employees, with conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch emerging as a potential decisive vote. | Video

U.S. Supreme Court weighs major gay, transgender employment rights case

08 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON, Oct 8 The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday wades into a major LGBT rights dispute over whether a landmark decades-old federal anti-discrimination law that prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sex covers gay and transgender workers.

U.S. Supreme Court kicks off new term, with Justice Thomas absent

08 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court kicked off its new nine-month term with a flurry of activity on Monday, hearing arguments in three cases including one involving the insanity defense and rejecting numerous business-related appeals that piled up over the summer.

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Acorda appeal in MS drug patent fight

08 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Acorda Therapeutics Inc's appeal of a lower court ruling that allowed generic versions of its multiple sclerosis treatment Ampyra and caused the drug's sales to plummet.

U.S. Supreme Court snubs University of Wisconsin appeal in patent fight with Apple

08 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a bid by the University of Wisconsin's patent licensing arm to reinstate its legal victory against Apple Inc in a fight over computer processor technology that the school claimed the company used without permission in certain iPhones and iPads.

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Amazon warehouse worker wage appeal

08 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Amazon.com's bid to avoid a lawsuit seeking to ensure that warehouse workers for the e-commerce giant get paid for the time it takes them to go through extensive post-shift security screenings.

U.S. Supreme Court kicks off new term, with Justice Thomas absent

07 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON, Oct 7 The U.S. Supreme Court kicked off its new nine-month term with a flurry of activity on Monday, hearing arguments in three cases and rejecting numerous appeals that piled up over the summer.

U.S. Supreme Court rejects insider trading appeal by Las Vegas gambler

08 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear Las Vegas sports gambler William "Billy" Walters' appeal of his 2017 insider trading conviction that landed him a five-year prison sentence in a case that also drew attention because of his ties to billionaire investor Carl Icahn and golfer Phil Mickelson.

UPDATE 1-U.S. Supreme Court rejects insider trading appeal by Las Vegas gambler

07 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON, Oct 7 The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear Las Vegas sports gambler William "Billy" Walters' appeal of his 2017 insider trading conviction that landed him a five-year prison sentence in a case that also drew attention because of his ties to billionaire investor Carl Icahn and golfer Phil Mickelson.

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White House acknowledges strings attached in Trump withholding Ukraine aid

President Donald Trump's withholding of $391 million in military aid to Ukraine was linked to his request that the Ukrainians look into a claim - debunked as a conspiracy theory - about the 2016 U.S. election, a senior presidential aide said on Thursday, the first time the White House acknowledged such a connection.