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Obama administration will not seek Supreme Court stay on immigration action block

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WASHINGTON - The Justice Department will not ask the U.S. Supreme Court to stay an appellate court ruling that President Barack Obama's move to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation should remain on hold, a spokesman said on Wednesday.

Obama administration will not seek Supreme Court stay on immigration action block

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department will not ask the U.S. Supreme Court to stay an appellate court ruling that President Barack Obama's move to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation should remain on hold, a spokesman said on Wednesday.

Politics, U.S. 27 May 2015

U.S. justices to hear Georgia inmate's race claim over jury selection

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a black Georgia death row inmate's claim that prosecutors unlawfully avoided picking any black jurors to serve in his trial.

26 May 2015

U.S. top court to hear 'one person, one vote' challenge in Texas case

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to decide whether urban, often Hispanic voters get too much voting power because of the way state legislative districts are drawn in a Texas case that could end up giving more clout to rural Republican voters.

26 May 2015

Supreme Court ruling endorses role of bankruptcy judges

- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that bankruptcy judges can resolve disputes that otherwise would have to be decided in a federal court, in an opinion tied to the legal legacy of the late Anna Nicole Smith.

26 May 2015

U.S. top court rules against Cisco Systems in patent infringement fight

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against Cisco Systems Inc over a patent infringement claim the tech giant is fighting.

U.S. top court backs contractor KBR in Iraq whistleblower case

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Tuesday handed a victory to defense contractor KBR Inc in its legal fight with a former employee who filed a whistleblower suit accusing it of defrauding the U.S. government over water purification work in Iraq.

26 May 2015

Federal judge rules again that gay couples have right to wed in Alabama

- A federal judge on Thursday reaffirmed her earlier ruling that same-sex couples in Alabama have a right to wed under the Constitution, but she put the ruling on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court issues a landmark decision on gay marriage.

22 May 2015

Banks hope to benefit from high court ruling on discrimination

WASHINGTON - If the state of Texas prevails in a civil rights case about to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, landlords and developers will have an easier time defending themselves in housing discrimination lawsuits.

U.S., Housing Market 22 May 2015

U.S. top court rules against Maryland over double taxation

WASHINGTON - Maryland cannot impose double taxation on residents by denying them a full credit for certain taxes paid on income earned in other states, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday in a decision that could cut revenue collected by some states and cities.

18 May 2015