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U.S. SUPREME COURT

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The 6-3 ruling overturned a lower court decision that had faulted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for giving refineries in Wyoming, Utah and Oklahoma extensions on waivers from renewable fuel standard (RFS) requirements under a law called the Clean Air Act even though the companies' prior exemptions had expired.
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to consider challenges to a pair of state laws restricting the use of confinement in animal agriculture. The court was asked to hear arguments that the California and Massachusetts laws improperly interfered wi...
BISMARCK, N.D. -- The North Dakota Supreme Court on Aug. 30 unanimously upheld a East Central District Court ruling that an environmental permit for a sow farm at Buffalo, N.D., was properly granted.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - There have been a lot of "firsts" since I started this column. Last week, for the first time in 24 years, a North Dakota Supreme Court case was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected Wal-Mart Stores Inc's bid to throw out a more than $150 million class action judgment over the retailers' treatment of workers in Pennsylvania.
BISMARCK - Some of North Dakota's seven coal-fired power plants will be forced to shut down unless the Obama administration's new rule to curb carbon dioxide emissions undergoes significant changes, an industry official said Tuesday just hours be...

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NEW YORK - A U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to hold Nestle, the world's largest food maker, accountable for using child slaves to harvest cocoa in Africa looks set to be a landmark battle over labor used overseas, lawye...
WASHINGTON - U.S. Supreme Court justices expressed skepticism on Tuesday toward Tyson Foods Inc's challenge to an almost $5.8 million class action judgment in a case that could buck the court's recent pro-business trend in such disputes. Conserva...
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's administration was unexpectedly on the winning side in nearly all the close, politically significant Supreme Court cases decided in the term that ended this week, including blockbuster rulings on Obamacare an...

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