BP, ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips ended litigation with Alaska over a field of natural gas in the state's North Slope that has remained undeveloped for 30 years.
The Supreme Court met Friday -- in a regular, private conference -- to vote on the health care reform law case, but their ruling won't be released until June. Here's a look at the concerns potential swing votes Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy expressed during oral arguments.
Plan would cut entitlements, discretionary spending and taxes on high-income Americans, while protecting defense spending.
Justice Antonin Scalia lives up to his reputation as the funniest justice.
The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday grilled attorneys about the federal government's power to pull Medicaid funds from states that refuse to accept new enrollees who will be eligible under the health care law.
In closing arguments, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli discussed the human toll of the 40 million Americans uninsured.
Supreme Court Justices seemed to bristle at the idea of figuring out what Congress intended for the Affordable Care Act if the insurance mandate was struck down.
The justices pondered what else Congress could require Americans to buy if the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate is upheld as constitutional.
After a rough day at the U.S. Supreme Court for the Obama administration on Tuesday, the fate of the individual insurance mandate may rest in the hands of Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Two hours have been set aside at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday for lawyers to argue the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act's requirement that Americans get health insurance.
Historic oral arguments are under way at the U.S. Supreme COurt. But do they sway the justices?
The justices were skeptical that an 1867 law barring lawsuits that challenge taxes would bar them from hearing the health care law case, as the mandate requiring Americans to carry insurance is enforced with a tax penalty.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday will consider its own authority to consider a lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act. Additional oral arguments set for Tuesday and Wednesday will delve into whether the 2010 health care law is constitutional.
The Affordable Care Act arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court this week will pit two of Washington's seasoned legal minds against each other in a bout akin to Ali vs. Frazier for the legal set. Here's a look at the lawyers who will lead the historic arguments on the constitutionality of the health care measure.
Here is a breakdown of the three days of oral arguments before the Supreme Court on the Affordable Care Act.
The American Bar Association surveyed academics, attorneys, and journalists who follow the U.S. Supreme Court to gather opinions about the outcome of the Affordable Care Act arguments set to begin Monday.
In a rare move, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia read from the bench his dissent to what he called an absurd majority opinion that extended the constitutional right to effective counsel to cover plea deals.
A poll that tracks 12 purple states says voters prefer President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.
In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court said Wednesday landowners in Idaho seeking to build a home had the right to take the Environmental Protection Agency to court to challenge a clean up order.
Will Justice Antonin Scalia Save The Affordable Care Act? Behind The Obama Administration's Legal Strategy
The Obama administration is using a 2006 Supreme Court opinion to attempt to convince the conservative thinker to back the healthcare law.
In remarks on the Iranian New Year holiday of Nowruz, President Barack Obama invites Iranians to help remove Iran's electronic curtain that severely restricts Internet freedom.
A federal appeals court upheld most of a 2009 law that lets the Food and Drug Administration tightly regulation tobacco marketing and packaging.
For the fourth time since 1967, Puerto Ricans will cast their ballots to either change or maintain the U.S. territory's status. If voters in November jettison the status quo, they can choose between statehood and independence.
With widespread interest in the Affordable Care Act challenge, the Supreme Court Friday said it will release same-day audio recordings and transcripts of the proceedings, but refused to drop the ban on broadcasting arguments.
Many Americans believe politics and Supreme Court justices' political leanings will influence their decision on the health care overhaul as much as their assessment of the law's merits.
A panel of federal appeals judges said Thursday that there's a "strong likelihood" a lower court's rejection of a $285 million civil-fraud settlement between the SEC and Citigroup will be overturned.
Vice President Joe Biden Thursday launched a series of four campaign events with remarks at a United Auto Workers local's union hall in Toledo.
A deal Senate leaders struck Wednesday would speed up the confirmation process for 14 of President Barack Obama's stalled judicial nominees.
America's Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, author and public speaker, says he wants to be a values voice in Congress.
The inspector general for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said banks involved in the nationwide settlement on foreclosure practices significantly hindered its investigation.