The court ruled 7-2 to reverse lower court decisions.
Cisco had argued that it believed the contested patent was invalid.
Activists are calling for passage of a federal anti-discrimination law.
Judges appeared sympathetic to making workers eligible for wage protections.
A Vermont federal district court judge upheld the law set to take effect July 1, 2016.
Justices will not hear a case challenging a ban in New Jersey.
The service providers don't want the rules implemented while they're suing over them.
The ruling follows recent decisions treating campaign donations as free speech.
The case stems from a botched execution in Oklahoma.
“If you support gay marriage then you will burn in hell for eternity,” a protester yelled.
"We're going to try to push it," Sen. Chuck Grassley said.
Supreme Court justices are the only federal judges exempt from following a code of conduct.
The ruling could determine how states are expected to draw equal election districts.
Critics are calling on the courts to delay the FCC's net neutrality rules.
Telecom companies can now request a stay in court.
Regulations granting workers minimum wage and overtime rights hang in the balance.
The inmate claimed prison officials violated her Eighth Amendment rights.
Judges questioned Arizona Sheriff Joseph Arpaio's legal standing in the case.
The Supreme Court said employers should be given notice and time to settle charges.
Inmates call a three-drug lethal injection ‘cocktail’ cruel and unusual punishmenet.
The Supreme Court's most frequent swing vote sent mixed messages Tuesday.
Swing-vote justices John Roberts and Anthony Kennedy asked tough questions on both sides.
Justices will hear arguments in the blockbuster case this week.
The case, centering on a Depression-era program, has prompted new cries of overreach.