The Supreme Court took these actions Monday:

• Ruled that Maine can go ahead with an innovative program to force drug companies to lower the cost of prescription medications. The drug industry had fought the program as unconstitutional and illegal.

• Agreed to consider when government money can be spent on religious education, a follow-up to last year’s landmark ruling upholding school voucher programs. The court will hear a case that involves students in training to become ministers or other church leaders.

• Took on a new review of police questioning under the familiar Miranda warning beginning, “You have the right to remain silent.” The court will hear a case involving suspects who are questioned twice – the first time without a reading of their rights.

• Turned away an appeal over detention of hundreds of U.S. prisoners picked up in Afghanistan after the Sept. 11 terror attacks. A group of clergy and lawyers tried to go to court on behalf of the prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but lower federal courts had blocked the legal challenge on grounds that the clergy group did not have legal standing.

• Ordered a California court to reconsider a record $290 million award for a sport utility vehicle roll-over accident that killed three family members a decade ago. The action was a victory for Ford Motor Co.

• Ruled that Indian tribes cannot use a federal civil rights law to prevent authorities from searching their records and property. The court did not decide the larger issue of whether tribes have immunity from such searches.

• Refused to hear an appeal from the city of Burbank, Calif., a Los Angeles suburb of about 200,000 people.

Two lower courts ruled that the Burbank City Council may not begin meetings with sectarian prayers such as one that invoked the name Jesus Christ and triggered a lawsuit.

• Left undisturbed a ruling that the city of New York violated the rights of two dozen police employees who were transferred after Haitian immigrant Abner Louima was tortured in a Brooklyn police precinct. New York unsuccessfully argued that there was insufficient evidence that 22 black and Hispanic officers and two sergeants were emotionally distressed by their job changes.