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 By Sam Hananel    Regional    June 4, 2017

Justices side with religious hospitals in pension dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — Religious hospitals don't have to comply with federal laws protecting pension plans, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case that affects retirement benefits for roughly a million workers nationwide. The justices sided...

 

Appeals court strikes down FAA drone registration rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — An appeals court on Friday struck down a Federal Aviation Administration rule that required owners of drones used for recreation to register their craft. The ruling was a victory for hobbyists and a setback for the FAA, which...

 
 By Sam Hananel    Regional    May 14, 2017

'Burper' case involving 7th-grader back to a Gorsuch court

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of Neil Gorsuch's sharpest dissents as an appeals court judge came just six months before he was nominated for the Supreme Court. That's when he sided with a New Mexico seventh-grader who was handcuffed and arrested after his...

 

Justices side with Venezuela in dispute over seized oil rigs

WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court on Monday gave the government of Venezuela another chance to fend off a lawsuit alleging the country illegally seized 11 oil drilling rigs from an Oklahoma-based company in 2010. The justices ruled that...

 

Appeals court won't reconsider net neutrality ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court said Monday it won't reconsider its ruling to uphold the government's "net neutrality" rules that require internet providers to treat all online traffic equally. The decision means the rules favored by...

 

Appeals court upholds decision to block Anthem bid for Cigna

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday left in place a decision blocking Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer Anthem's bid to buy rival Cigna, saying that a bigger company is not better for consumers. The 2-1 decision upholds a federal...

 
 By Sam Hananel    Regional    April 27, 2017

Justices hear dispute over lower-cost biotech drugs sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday considered a drug company's fight to keep a generic version of its biotech drug off the market for an additional six months that would mean billions more in sales and higher costs to the public. The...

 

EPA seeks to scuttle cleanup of coal power plant pollution

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is once again seeking to scuttle cuts to pollution from coal-fired power plants. The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday asked a federal appeals court in Washington to postpone consideration of...

 

High court may put more bite into law for disabled students

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed willing to put more bite into a law that requires public schools to help learning-disabled students. Most of the justices indicated during arguments that school districts must offer more than...

 

Supreme Court takes up hospital pension dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) —The Supreme Court will decide whether some of the nation's largest health providers can rely on their church affiliations to avoid complying with federal laws covering pension benefits for workers. The justices agreed Friday to tak...

 

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