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US Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest judicial body in the United States, and leads the federal judiciary. It consists of the Chief Justice of the United States and eight Associate Justices, who are nominated by the President and confirmed with the "advice and consent" (majority vote) of the Senate. Once appointed, Justices effectively have life tenure, serving "during good Behaviour," which terminates only upon death, resignation, retirement, or conviction on impeachment. The Court meets in Washington, D.C. in the United States Supreme Court Building. The Supreme Court is primarily an appellate court, but it has original jurisdiction over a small range of cases. The Supreme Court is sometimes informally referred to as the High Court, or by the acronym SCOTUS.

Headlines Around the Web

Madoff trustee suffers setback

Jun 21, 2013 - Financial Times

Supreme Court: No patent on human genes

Jun 14, 2013 - MarketWatch

Rio Tinto ruling rethink ordered

Apr 23, 2013 - Independent

USA-SCIENCE: Can human DNA be patented?

Apr 18, 2013 - France24

TPG picks up Par Pharmaceuticals

Jul 17, 2012 - Financial Times

WellPoint to buy Amerigroup for $4.9bn

Jul 09, 2012 - Financial Times

The DC gossip bazaar silenced

Jul 03, 2012 - Financial Times

Obama warns on healthcare ruling

Jun 27, 2012 - Financial Times

Madoff clients set for billions in distributions

Jun 26, 2012 - Financial Times

Court rules against overtime for drug reps

Jun 19, 2012 - Financial Times

Pernod Ricard cedes defeat in rum case

May 15, 2012 - Financial Times

Articles About US Supreme Court

Contraceptive Mandate: Washington shakes it up
Contraception Mandate by Supreme Court: Obama Calls It 'Jeopardised'

By IBTimes AU

The latest verdict by the U.S. Supreme Court over birth control came as a massive blow towards Obama’s health care law. The court ruled that “family-owned businesses do not have to offer their employees contraceptive coverage that conflicts with the owners’ religious beliefs. (Jul 02)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, WHITE HOUSE, ABORTION, SUPREME COURT, LAW SCHOOL, CONGRESS, BARACK OBAMA

Supreme Court Rules Against Aereo in TV Copyright Case

By IBTimes AU

The U.S. Supreme Court in a 6-3 ruling has junked the claims of Aereo Technology, a start-up tech company, citing copyright violations. (Jun 26)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, SUPREME COURT

Satanist Asks Consent to Start Meeting w/ Satanic Prayer

By IBTimes AU

A Florida Satanist pens a letter to the government asking permission to start a meeting with his satanic prayer (May 13)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, AUSTRALIA, RELIGION, SUPREME COURT

New Year’s Eve Times Square Ball Drop App to Webcast Live Event on Smart Devices; Download and Compatibility details
New Year’s Eve Times Square Ball Drop App to Webcast Live Event on Smart Devices; Download and Compatibility Details

By IBTimes IN

The Times Square ball drop, which has over 100 years of history in the US, has gained tremendous popularity in recent years and, with the advent of social media, it has now grown into a global phenomenon. (Jan 01)

MORE TOPICS: NASA, HILLARY CLINTON, TWITTER, JAPAN, COURT, NEW YORK, SUPREME COURT

Galleon Founder Raj Rajaratnam's Insider Trading Conviction Stands

By IBTimes UK

A US federal appeals court refuses to re-examine May 2011 conviction. (Nov 20)

MORE TOPICS: RAJ RAJARATNAM, SEC, GOLDMAN SACHS, COURT, NEW YORK, SUPREME COURT

Hawaii Governor Abercrombie Signs Same Sex Marriage Bill Into Law

By IBTimes AU

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie has signed the Senate bill legalizing same sex marriage barely a day after its approval. (Nov 14)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, COURT, SUPREME COURT, CONGRESS

Edward Snowden NSA Scandal: Government Seeks to Throw Out Supreme Court Case Against Agency’s Phone Tapping

By IBTimes UK

Justice Department said Supreme Court lacks jurisdiction to consider lawsuit by Electronic Privacy Information Center. (Oct 15)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, RUSSIA, SUPREME COURT, LAWSUIT

Argentina on Cusp of Paying $500m to End Disputes With World Bank

By IBTimes UK

Argentinian newspaper reports disputes will be settled at the World Bank arbitration panel (Oct 11)

MORE TOPICS: IMF, COURT, ARGENTINA, INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND, SUPREME COURT, INVESTMENT

Robert Mugabe Slams Barack Obama for Supporting Gay 'Pigs and Dogs'

By IBTimes UK

Zimbabwe's president says homosexuals are 'worse than pigs and dogs'. (Jul 25)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, COURT, ELECTIONS, RELIGION, CIVIL RIGHTS, SENEGAL

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Peta’s Sexiest Vegetarians

By IBTimes UK

Celebrity couple Bell and Shepard beat Anne Hathaway and Bill Clinton for sexiest vegetarian title. (Jun 27, 2013)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, COURT, SUPREME COURT