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U.S. top court jeopardizes Google settlement in internet privacy case

21 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday put in jeopardy an $8.5 million settlement Google made with users to resolve a class action lawsuit accusing it of violating their privacy by sharing users' search queries with other websites.

U.S. top court undermines Google settlement in internet privacy case

20 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON, March 20 - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday cast doubt on a $8.5 million settlement Google had agreed to pay to end an internet privacy dispute, directing a lower court to review whether plaintiffs who accused the search engine operator of wrongdoing in a class action lawsuit were legally eligible to sue.

U.S. judge rebuts Trump on transgender troop limits

19 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON A federal judge on Tuesday contradicted the Trump administration's "incorrect" claim that no legal blocks remain for it to enforce a contentious policy to restrict many transgender individuals from the U.S. armed forces starting on April 12.

U.S. high court turns away religious rights case over church grants

04 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday bypassed a chance to further expand the ability of religious entities to receive public funding, leaving in place a lower court ruling that blocked a New Jersey county from giving historic preservation grants to churches.

U.S. top court backs killer who forgot crime in death penalty case

27 Feb 2019

WASHINGTON States cannot execute prisoners who are incapable of rationally understanding the reasons for their punishment, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday, siding with an Alabama man who has suffered strokes and dementia that wiped out his memory of murdering a police officer in 1985.

Justice Thomas assails landmark U.S. libel ruling that protects media

19 Feb 2019

WASHINGTON Conservative Justice Clarence Thomas on Tuesday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider its landmark 1964 ruling that made it harder for public figures to sue for defamation, a precedent that has served as powerful protection for the news media.

Ginsburg gets back to business in return to U.S. Supreme Court

19 Feb 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, returning to the bench for the first time since undergoing lung cancer surgery in December, jumped right into the fray on Tuesday, posing the first question in oral arguments as is her custom.

U.S. top court rejects bid to block Indivior opioid drug copycat

19 Feb 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to Indivior Plc on Tuesday, clearing the way for a copycat version of the British pharmaceutical firm's lucrative opioid addiction treatment Suboxone Film in a victory for India-based generic drug maker Dr. Reddy's Laboratories.

U.S. top court rejects ex-congressman's appeal in spending scandal

19 Feb 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a bid by Republican former congressman Aaron Schock, who resigned in 2015 amid questions about spending on his lavish "Downton Abbey"-inspired Washington office, to escape charges accusing him of defauding the government while a member of the House of Representatives.

U.S. top court rejects Maryland bid to revive drug price-gouging law

19 Feb 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Maryland's bid to revive a law aimed at preventing price gouging by pharmaceutical companies, dealing a setback to the power of states to rein in prescription drug costs.

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