November 26, 2013 The court will consider the objections of companies that say providing contraception benefits to workers goes against the employers' religious beliefs.
October 16, 2013 One case centers on the use of a court-ordered psychiatric exam against a defendant in a murder case. The other tests under what circumstances prosecutors can seize defendants' assets before trial.
October 15, 2013 The Supreme Court has agreed to review an Obama administration policy that requires new power plants and other big polluting facilities to apply for permits to emit greenhouse gases. Industry groups argue that getting these permits causes delays in big projects that could help revive the economy.
July 8, 2013 Nina Totenberg discusses an error she made in a recent story about the Supreme Court term.
June 29, 2013 There was a long line of couples Saturday at city hall and many more are expected on Sunday. It's the first weekend since the Supreme Court's ruling on Proposition 8.
June 28, 2013 The term "dignity" appears no less than nine times in the Supreme Court's landmark opinion overturning the 1996 law blocking federal recognition of gay marriage. It's a familiar concept in Justice Anthony Kennedy's writing.
June 26, 2013 Once the dust settles and new policies can be drawn up, federal employees in same-sex marriages will be able to enroll their partners in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan. For lower-income people seeking coverage under Obamacare, marriage may not provide a financial advantage.
June 26, 2013 The high court has overturned the federal Defense of Marriage Act. It has also returned California's Proposition 8 to a lower appellate court with orders to dismiss it, saying petitioners didn't have standing to bring the challenge.
June 25, 2013 A Florida man's challenge to a local agency's rejection of plans for his property has been upheld. A state court had ruled that the agency never "took" anything from the property owner. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court overturned that decision.
June 25, 2013 While the decision does not do away with the landmark law entirely, it rendered an enforcement mechanism moot unless Congress acts.
June 25, 2013 According to Chief Justice John Roberts, the court will finish its work for the term on Wednesday. So, that's when we'll hear about its decisions on two high-profile cases involving gay rights.
June 24, 2013 The court's term is set to end this week. But the justices still haven't issued rulings on cases involving same-sex marriage and voting rights.
June 13, 2013 A Utah biotech company argued that its discovery of two genes highly associated with breast and ovarian cancer deserved to be patented. A unanimous court disagreed. Researchers, medical groups and patients had been pushing for the patent to be denied.
June 10, 2013 As the court's latest term nears its end, the justices are due to issue rulings on some major cases. But on Monday, once again, they were not among the decisions handed down. The next "decision day": Thursday.