The petition to the Supreme Court centers on text in the Obamacare law that appears to sharply restrict the provision of federal tax credits. Federal appeals courts issued opposing rulings on the issue last week.
The Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate citing Congress's tax-writing authority, the lawsuit noted. But the federal appeals court said Obamacare's purpose is not to raise revenue, so it did not have to originate in the House.
Displaying the large steel cross pulled from the rubble of the World Trade Center did not promote religion, the court ruled. This cross is also 'an inclusive symbol for any persons seeking hope and comfort in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks.'
The 2-1 ruling from the Fourth US Circuit in Richmond is the third in recent weeks by a federal appeals court striking down a state same-sex marriage ban, making it more likely the Supreme Court will take up the issue.
The Florida law bars doctors from discussing firearms safety with their patients. It was passed after several individuals perceived questions about gun ownership as intrusive and offensive. An appeals court upheld the privacy law.
A federal appeals court has ruled in a case that made it all the way to the US Supreme Court. The University of Texas' method for partially using race in admissions is essential to creating a diverse student body, the court said.
The Hobby Lobby case decided by the Supreme Court last month sent ripples through the national conversation on women's rights and religion in public life. Here, we explain the basics of what the Supreme Court did.
Days after addressing one facet of Obamacare's contraception mandate in the Hobby Lobby ruling, the Supreme Court dealt with another Thursday, issuing a stay that protects a nonprofit Christian college from federal penalties for noncompliance.
Kentucky's gay marriage ban was struck down Tuesday by a US district judge, the 11th to reject a state law outlawing same-sex unions. His ruling, unlike some others, did not lay out a fundamental right for gay couples to marry.
'Partial public employees' cannot be compelled to pay dues to a labor organization, the US Supreme Court ruled Monday. The decision, concerning homecare workers in Illinois, undercuts the power of public-sector unions.
Lawyers for 9/11 victims sought to pursue what they said were the ‘principal financial and operational supporters of al Qaeda.’ But lower courts dismissed much of their lawsuit, and the US Supreme Court declined to get involved.
Lower courts have rejected gay marriage bans in 13 states since the US Supreme Court nixed the Defense of Marriage Act one year ago. But the issue is destined to return to the high court, where one justice in particular will hold sway.
A Massachusetts law violated the free-speech rights of anti-abortion activists by keeping them 35 feet from abortion clinics, the US Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The state failed to seek less restrictive options, it found.