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U.S. Supreme Court rebuffs companies over lead paint liability

15 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals by three paint manufacturers challenging a California court ruling that held them liable for millions of dollars in damages relating to the use of lead paint decades ago.

UPDATE 1-U.S. Supreme Court rebuffs companies over lead paint liability

15 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON, Oct 15 The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals by three paint manufacturers challenging a California court ruling that held them liable for millions of dollars in damages relating to the use of lead paint decades ago.

Justice Kavanaugh unlikely to heed calls for recusal

11 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON Justice Brett Kavanaugh is unlikely to heed calls by critics to step aside from certain politically charged U.S. Supreme Court cases in which his fairness and independence might be questioned after a divisive confirmation fight, according to legal experts.

Trump appointees hold keys in Supreme Court immigration case

10 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON The outcome of the latest immigration case involving President Donald's Trump administration to come before the U.S. Supreme Court could hinge on his two appointees, conservative Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.

For Kavanaugh, a collegial start to U.S. Supreme Court career

10 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON Brett Kavanaugh spent a collegial first day on the bench as a U.S. Supreme Court justice on Tuesday that contrasted sharply with the venom of his confirmation process, taking an active role in arguments alongside his eight new colleagues. | Video

U.S. top court rebuffs appeal of Kavanaugh ruling nixing climate rule

09 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned aside appeals of a 2017 lower court ruling by its newest justice, Brett Kavanaugh, that struck down an environmental rule imposed under former President Barack Obama regulating a potent greenhouse gas linked to climate change.

Democratic senators urge voters to focus Kavanaugh anger on election

08 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON (This November 6 story has been refiled to correct day of congressional elections to November 6 in the second paragraph.)

Democratic senators urge voters to focus Kavanaugh anger on election

08 Oct 2018

(In second paragraph of this Oct. 7 story, corrects day of congressional elections to Nov. 6.)

Sparks or harmony with Kavanaugh on the U.S. Supreme Court?

07 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON When Clarence Thomas took a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court in 1991, he had only barely survived a series of bitter Senate hearings on allegations of sexual harassment that divided the country. | Video

Kavanaugh likely to be pivotal U.S. high court vote on divisive social issues

06 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON In the likely event that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed by the U.S. Senate this weekend he will soon be wading into some of the nation's most contentious issues.

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