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Supreme Court rejects corporate campaign spending limits

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday reaffirmed its 2-year-old decision allowing corporations to spend freely to influence elections. The justices struck down a state of Montana law limiting corporate campaign spending.


Supreme Court rejects key parts of Arizona immigration law

Arizona Immigration

The Supreme Court struck down key provisions of Arizona's crackdown on immigrants Monday but said a much-debated portion on checking suspects' status could go forward. The court did not throw out the state provision requiring police to check the immigration status of someone they suspect is in the United States illegally. Even there, though, the justices said the provision could be subject to additional legal challenges.


Most Americans oppose health law but like provisions

Health Care Reform

Most Americans oppose President Barack Obama's healthcare reform even though they strongly support most of its provisions, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Sunday, with the Supreme Court set to rule within days on whether the law should stand.


First the ruling; then it gets tricky

No matter how the Supreme Court rules on the challenge to the health care law, attention will shift rapidly to the Capitol and to what happens next there.


Court keeps upcoming health care decision secret

It's the biggest secret in a city known for not keeping them. The nine Supreme Court justices and more than three dozen other people have kept quiet for more than two months about how the high court is going to rule on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. This is information that could move markets, turn economies and greatly affect this fall's national elections, including the presidential contest between Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. But unlike the Congress and the executive branch, which seem to leak information willy-nilly, the Supreme Court, from the chief justice down to the lowliest clerk, appears to truly value silence when it comes to upcoming court opinions, big and small.


GOP's Mourdock jumps gun on health care ruling

Richard Mourdock

There's a lot of anxiety these days as we wait for the U.S. Supreme Court to issue its decision on President Obama's health care law. Apparently, Senate candidate Richard Mourdock wanted to be ready. The Indiana Republican's campaign yesterday uploaded videos to YouTube of his different reactions to the decision, including cheering the law's demise. The videos were taken down.


U.S. court rules against FCC in TV profanity, nudity cases

The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against a government crackdown on broadcast profanity and nudity, saying the Federal Communications Commission had not given fair notice of its policy change in three high-profile incidents.


Poll: Vast support for new health care effort

Americans overwhelmingly want the president and Congress to get to work on a new bill to change the health care system if the Supreme Court strikes down President Barack Obama's 2010 overhaul as unconstitutional, a new poll finds....


High court jousts over Obama health care law

"If the individual mandate -- requiring the purchase of insurance or the payment of a penalty -- if that is unconstitutional, must the entire act fall?" she said, reports CNN. "Or, may the mandate be chopped, like a head of broccoli, from the rest of the act?"


In Health Care Ruling, Vast Implications for Medicaid

The expansion of Medicaid in the health care law, if it is upheld, would greatly increase the number of people served — and add to the program’s costs.


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