U.S. Supreme Court http://kplu.org en Yakima Labor Dispute Leads To U.S. High Court's Presidential Powers Ruling http://kplu.org/post/yakima-labor-dispute-leads-us-high-courts-presidential-powers-ruling <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/156208744&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>In a noteworthy decision issued Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court narrowed the president's power to make recess appointments&nbsp;when the Senate is not in session.&nbsp;</p><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/13pdf/12-1281_bodg.pdf" target="_blank">unanimous decision</a>&nbsp;held that three appointments President Obama made to the National Labor Relations Board in 2012 were invalid because the Senate was not technically in recess.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The ruling stemmed from a labor dispute in Yakima, Washington.</span></p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 01:16:23 +0000 Tom Banse 17440 at http://kplu.org Yakima Labor Dispute Leads To U.S. High Court's Presidential Powers Ruling U.S. Supreme Court Won't Block Oregon Same-Sex Marriage http://kplu.org/post/us-supreme-court-wont-block-oregon-same-sex-marriage <p style="margin-bottom: 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: 14.40143871307373px;">The U.S. Supreme Court won't block same-sex marriages in Oregon. The high court on Wednesday turned down a request to halt gay marriages in the state.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 22:28:16 +0000 Chris Lehman 16969 at http://kplu.org U.S. Supreme Court Won't Block Oregon Same-Sex Marriage Same-sex marriage rulings greeted with excitement in Washington http://kplu.org/post/same-sex-marriage-rulings-greeted-excitement-washington <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many people in Washington state are reacting with excitement to the news that the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act and reinstated the right for gays and lesbians in California to marry.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 16:11:49 +0000 Ashley Gross 9174 at http://kplu.org Same-sex marriage rulings greeted with excitement in Washington Natural DNA Cannot Be Patented, Supreme Court Rules http://kplu.org/post/natural-dna-cannot-be-patented-supreme-court-rules In a decision that could have broad-reaching effects on the future of science and medicine, the Supreme Court <a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/12-398_8njq.pdf" target="_blank">ruled Thursday</a> that:<p>-- "A naturally occurring DNA segment is a product of nature and not patent eligible merely because it has been isolated."<p>-- But, synthetically created "strands of nucleotides known as composite DNA (cDNA)" are "patent eligible" because they do not occur naturally.<p>The case, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/04/15/177035299/supreme-court-asks-can-human-genes- Thu, 13 Jun 2013 16:45:12 +0000 Mark Memmott 9062 at http://kplu.org Justice Scalia Disputes Accuracy Of 'Leak' http://kplu.org/post/justice-scalia-disputes-accuracy-angry-leak-over-health-care Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, influential conservative and pugilistic dissenter, is challenging everything from a recent leak about Supreme Court deliberations, to conventional wisdom about the court and its history.<p>In a new book co-authored with Bryan Garner, Scalia spells out his judicial philosophy, and on Tuesday, the always voluble, charming and combative justice sat for a wide-ranging interview — about the book, his relationships on the court, and the recent leak alleging anger among the justices over the recent health care decision.<p>First, the leak. Wed, 25 Jul 2012 13:59:37 +0000 Nina Totenberg 5714 at http://kplu.org Justice Scalia Disputes Accuracy Of 'Leak' CBS News: Roberts switched his vote on health care http://kplu.org/post/cbs-news-roberts-switched-his-vote-health-care It was much rumored as soon as the 5-4 decision that upheld President Obama's signature health care law was announced.<p>Chief Justice John Roberts had sided with the liberal wing of the court and he had done so after initially voting in favor of striking down the individual mandate, the part of the law the required every American to obtain health care.<p><a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3460_162-57464549/roberts-switched-views-to-uphold-health-care-law/?tag=contentMain;contentBody">CBS News' Jan Crawford has a scoop</a> today in which she talks to unnamed insiders. Mon, 02 Jul 2012 17:56:36 +0000 5470 at http://kplu.org CBS News: Roberts switched his vote on health care Supreme Court Health Care Ruling Prompts Foot Race In Press Corps http://kplu.org/post/supreme-court-health-care-ruling-foot-race There were winners and losers in the journalistic race to get out the news of the Supreme Court's momentous ruling upholding the administration's health care law Thursday.<p>If this had been the Olympics, CNN and Fox News would have been <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/06/28/155936595/media-get-health-care-ruling-wrong-at-first">called for false starts</a>, or worse, after initially reporting that the high court had struck down the law. Fri, 29 Jun 2012 20:18:29 +0000 5448 at http://kplu.org Supreme Court Health Care Ruling Prompts Foot Race In Press Corps Roberts' Ruling Recalls Other Moments When High Court Shocked The Nation http://kplu.org/post/roberts-ruling-recalls-other-moments-when-high-court-shocked-nation You may already have made a mental note as to where you were when you heard the Supreme Court had upheld the health care law known as Obamacare. It's one of those moments that become touchstones of our memory, personal connections to the history we have witnessed in our lifetimes.<p>The Supreme Court may not be the source of such moments very often, but when its rulings reach this level of our awareness, they alter the course of our lives.<p>Of course, no one knows yet just how history will deal with this particular law. Fri, 29 Jun 2012 14:02:00 +0000 Ron Elving 5442 at http://kplu.org Roberts' Ruling Recalls Other Moments When High Court Shocked The Nation Photo: President Obama after hearing health care news http://kplu.org/post/photo-president-obama-after-hearing-health-care-news The White House has released a picture of President Obama on the phone with Solicitor General Donald Verrilli in the Oval Office after hearing the health care news. Verrilli was the one who argued the case in front of the Supreme Court.<p>Here's the picture:<p>Obama looks rather relaxed. Fri, 29 Jun 2012 03:15:09 +0000 Eyder Peralta 5439 at http://kplu.org Photo: President Obama after hearing health care news Court's health ruling excites GOP, but will voters remember in November? http://kplu.org/post/courts-health-ruling-excites-gop-will-voters-remember-november In the wake of the Supreme Court's <a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/11-393c3a2.pdf">landmark decision</a> to uphold the Affordable Care Act, one of the burning questions is how will the decision play out politically?<p>President Obama even acknowledged the inevitability of the political maneuvering and handicapping in his comments from the White House soon after the high court delivered its decision. Fri, 29 Jun 2012 03:14:47 +0000 Frank James 5438 at http://kplu.org Court's health ruling excites GOP, but will voters remember in November? Supreme Court upholds health care law; Washington leaders look smart; state programs under way http://kplu.org/post/supreme-court-upholds-health-care-law-washington-leaders-look-smart-state-programs-under-way <p>Washington state is on a fast-track to providing discounted insurance for thousands of uninsured people by January 2014.</p><p>The Supreme Court has upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama&#39;s health care overhaul.</p><p>The court on Thursday handed Obama a campaign-season victory in rejecting arguments that Congress went too far in requiring most Americans to have health insurance or pay a penalty.</p><p>The court found problems with the law&#39;s expansion of Medicaid. But even there, it said the expansion could proceed as long as the federal government does not threaten to withhold the entire Medicaid allotment to states if they don&#39;t take part in the extension.</p><p>The court&#39;s four liberal justices, Stephen Bryer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, joined Roberts in the outcome.</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;We are in a very good position, because we have already received the federal funds to not only build our health-care exchange, or marketplace, but to operate it for the first year,&rdquo; says State Sen. Karen Keiser (D), Kent, who chairs a key senate health committee.</p></blockquote><p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 15:21:55 +0000 Keith Seinfeld & The Associated Press 5426 at http://kplu.org Supreme Court upholds health care law; Washington leaders look smart; state programs under way Waiting almost over for high court decision on health care Llaw http://kplu.org/post/waiting-almost-over-high-court-decision-health-care-llaw Outside the U.S. Thu, 28 Jun 2012 12:29:48 +0000 5425 at http://kplu.org Waiting almost over for high court decision on health care Llaw Reid: Court ruling on Arizona paves path to racial profiling http://kplu.org/post/reid-court-ruling-arizona-paves-path-racial-profiling <p>WASHINGTON &mdash; The Senate&#39;s top Democrat says the Supreme Court&#39;s decision on Arizona&#39;s immigration law opens the way to racial profiling by police.</p><p>Nevada Sen. Harry Reid said after Monday&#39;s decision that the high court was right to strike down most of Arizona&#39;s immigration law, which President Barack Obama and many Democrats say is unconstitutional. But Reid said he is concerned that the high court upheld one provision that requires police to check immigration papers of people they stop for other violations.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 16:02:01 +0000 The Associated Press 5389 at http://kplu.org Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provisions Of Arizona Immigration Law http://kplu.org/post/supreme-courts-health-care-ruling-possible-today <strong>Update at 10:21 a.m. ET. Strikes Down Key Provisions Of Immigration Law: </strong><p>The United States Supreme Court<a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/11-182b5e1.pdf"> invalidated three of four challenged provisions</a> of Arizona's controversial immigration law. Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:57:38 +0000 5386 at http://kplu.org Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provisions Of Arizona Immigration Law Countdown To The Supreme Court's Ruling On Health Care http://kplu.org/post/fever-pitched-countdown-supreme-courts-ruling-health-care Anticipation has reached a fever pitch, and the waiting is almost over.<p>This week, the Supreme Court is almost certain to issue its decision on the constitutionality of President Obama's health care law. The decision could have far-reaching implications for the legal landscape, the nation's health care system and even the Supreme Court's legacy.<p>The court will have to answer <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/03/26/149218060/4-questions-that-could-make-or-break-the-health-care-law">four distinct legal questions</a> raised by the challenge to the Affordable Care Act. Sun, 24 Jun 2012 22:02:23 +0000 Julie Rovner 5384 at http://kplu.org Countdown To The Supreme Court's Ruling On Health Care