Tagged: u.s. supreme court

Court Ruling Latest Wrinkle for Anti-Abortion Push (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/5/2016 6:55 am

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down a Texas abortion law is the latest wrinkle for efforts in Arkansas to further restrict the procedure now that Republicans are firmly in control.

College Affirmative Action Plan Survives US Supreme Court Review

by Associated Press 6/23/2016 9:45 am

The University of Texas admissions program that takes account of race has survived another round at the Supreme Court. The justices on Thursday upheld the Texas program by a 4-3 vote.

US Supreme Court Upholds Process for Challenging Patents

by Associated Press 6/20/2016 11:16 am

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the process for challenging invalid patents, making it easier for companies to fight so-called patent trolls.

US Supreme Court Rejects States' Request to Block Mercury Rule

by Associated Press 6/13/2016 11:06 am

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from 20 states seeking to block a federal rule targeting mercury pollution from taking effect while the government revises the rule to account for compliance costs.

Obama Nominates Garland to Supreme Court, Challenging GOP

by Associated Press 3/16/2016 11:25 am

President Barack Obama nominated appeals court judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court on Wednesday, challenging Republicans to drop their adamant refusal to even consider his choice in an election year.

Arkansas Attorney General Asks Court to Review Abortion Law

by Associated Press 12/21/2015 3:20 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the state's overturned 12-week abortion ban.

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Tyson’s Overtime Case

by Mark Friedman 11/23/2015 12:00 am

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments earlier this month in a case brought by Tyson Foods Inc. that challenges a nearly $6 million class-action award involving overtime pay at its Iowa pork processing plant.

Leslie Rutledge to Ask US Supreme Court to Consider Abortion Law

by Claudia Lauer, Associated Press 9/23/2015 1:25 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge says she'll ask the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on the constitutionality of an Arkansas law banning most abortions 12 weeks into a woman's pregnancy.

It Ain’t Over Till … (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/29/2015 12:00 am

The U.S. Supreme Court handed President Barack Obama a major victory on Thursday, upholding a key component of the Affordable Care Act by a comfortable 6-3 vote.

Hutchinson Urges Caution on State Exchange After Ruling

by Associated Press 6/25/2015 1:32 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is urging caution on the state's move toward setting up its own insurance exchange after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the nationwide subsidies offered under the federal health overhaul.

US Supreme Court Allows Challenge to Colorado Internet Tax Law

by Associated Press 3/3/2015 11:50 am

A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that federal courts can hear a dispute over Colorado's Internet tax law. One justice suggested it was time to reconsider the ban on state collection of sales taxes from companies outside their borders.

U.S. Supreme Court Sides With West Memphis Police Over Fatal Chase

by Associated Press 5/27/2014 11:20 am

The Supreme Court sided with police officers Tuesday who were sued over a high-speed, two-state chase that ended with the deaths of the fleeing driver and his passenger.

It's About the Money (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 4/23/2014 2:43 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court changed the nature of political finance in Citizens United v. FEC. Four years later, the finance system is less regulated and awash in money. It stands to have a tremendous impact in the 2014 election and beyond.

Arkansas House OKs Anti-Gay Marriage Resolution

by Associated Press 3/27/2013 3:11 pm

As the U.S. Supreme Court considers two gay marriage cases, the Arkansas House has passed a resolution reaffirming opposition to allowing same-sex couples to marry.

High Court Considered Congressional Intent in Class-action Decision

by Mark Friedman 3/25/2013 12:00 am

The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Knowles v. Standard Fire rested on what Congress intended to do when it enacted class-action reforms eight years ago, according to Georgene Vairo, a law professor at Loyola Law School at Los Angeles who wrote a book on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005.

Arkansas AG Dustin McDaniel Supported Plaintiffs’ Attorneys in U.S. Supreme Court Case

by Mark Friedman 3/25/2013 12:00 am

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel was one of the few state AGs who supported the plaintiffs’ attorneys who used a perceived loophole in federal law to keep potential class-action lawsuits in state courts.

Inside the Miller County Class-Action Strategy Invalidated by U.S. Supreme Court

by Mark Friedman 3/25/2013 12:00 am

The high court agreed with dozens of other corporations that have complained that Miller County Circuit Court is a legal backwater where friendly elected judges help prolific local class-action attorneys exploit a loophole in federal law to force giant settlements in cases whose legal merits are never even considered.

Miller County Class-Action Strategy Struck Down by U.S. Supreme Court

by Gwen Moritz 3/19/2013 9:39 am

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of an insurance company in a class-action case brought in Miller County. The decision throws a wrench into a business plan used with great success by the Texarkana law firm of Keil & Goodson.

Supreme Court Justices Voice Skepticism of Voting Rights Law

by Associated Press 2/27/2013 3:35 pm

The Supreme Court's conservative justices voiced deep skepticism Wednesday about a section of a landmark civil rights law that has helped millions of Americans exercise their right to vote.