By an 8-1 vote, the justices ruled that the Securities and Exchange Commission can seek to recover the money through a process called disgorgement.
The justices rejected administration arguments that courts have no role to play in reviewing the decision to end the 8-year-old Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program. The program covers people who have been in the United States since they were children and are in the country illegally.
The high court had initially postponed arguments in 20 cases scheduled for March and April because of the coronavirus pandemic. But the justices ultimately decided to hear 10 cases by phone over six days this month.
Insurers are entitled to the money under a provision of the “Obamacare” health law that promised the companies a financial cushion for losses they might incur by selling coverage to people in the marketplaces created by the health care law, the Supreme Court said by an 8-1 vote.
The justices last met in public on March 9. They have since issued opinions on the court’s website.
The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to begin implementing new “wealth test” rules making it easier to deny immigrants residency or admission to the United States because they have used or might use public-assistance programs.
Without comment or noted dissent, the court turned down a petition from Boise, Idaho, whose law against camping and sleeping on sidewalks was struck down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit as a violation of the Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky Inc. is among the organizations that have petitioned the courts in opposition to the ultrasound law.
The justices rejected an appeal from Remington Arms that argued it should be shielded by a 2005 federal law preventing most lawsuits against firearms manufacturers when their products are used in crimes.
An Indiana man who had his $40,000 Land Rover seized after a small-time drug deal isn’t getting it back yet, even though the U.S. Supreme Court sided with him for a key ruling on excessive criminal fines earlier this year.
John Paul Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court’s leading liberal, died Tuesday after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99.
Justices ruled 5-4 on Thursday, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the four liberals in the relevant part of the outcome.
The justices said by a 5-4 vote on Thursday that claims of partisan gerrymandering do not belong in federal court.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the century-old provision is an unconstitutional restriction on speech, handing a victory Monday to California fashion brand FUCT.
The Supreme Court ruled against a newspaper that was seeking to learn how much money goes annually to every store nationwide that participates in the government’s $65 billion-a-year Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, called SNAP.
The U.S. Supreme Court ordered reconsideration of a $135,000 award against an Oregon bakery that refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding in a case that revived a fractious debate over religious rights and equal treatment.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to use an appeal by Intel Corp. to consider tightening the deadlines for lawsuits over the investments made by worker retirement plans.
The state’s largest abortion provider said it expects greater expenses for abortions because of the state law requiring burial or cremation of fetal remains upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.