Washington (CNN) – A small farmer from Indiana lost his patent dispute on Monday at the Supreme Court, a ruling that could have enormous impact in a variety of biotech fields. The justices unanimously said Monsanto, the world's largest seed producer, has intellectual property control over its best-selling "Roundup Ready" soybeans.
Andrew J. Coulson Just over a year ago, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that the legislature was insufficiently funding K-12 education, and ordered it to boost that funding. A bi-partisan consensus now seems to have emerged that spending an extra $1 billion over the next two years is the proper first step in abiding with the Court’s ruling. Show More Summary
An Indiana farmer bought soybeans that he knew likely included some with genetic modifications developed by Monsanto. The agribusiness giant sued because it controls the patent on such soybeans. The Supreme Court says the farmer infringed on Monsanto's legal rights.
Bowman v. Monsanto Company (Supreme Court 2013) In a short opinion a unanimous Supreme Court has sided with Monsanto in holding that the doctrine of patent exhaustion “does not permit a farmer to reproduce patented seeds through planting and harvesting...
The court says farmers their seeds have to pay for them, no matter where they get them.
-Paul Fishlock, the former chairman/ECD of the now-defunct Y&R Brands unit, The Campaign Palace, has been awarded $270,000 in damages by the New South Wales Supreme Court after a two-year legal battle with his ex-employer. You can read...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider a dispute over CBOE Holdings Inc's long-running legal battle to prevent rival International Securities Exchange from listing options on the Standard & Poor's 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
The extraordinary revelation this week that the Internal Revenue Service targeted tea party groups for more aggressive enforcement highlights exactly why caution is needed in any response to the much-vilified Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Show More Summary
Flanked by Kris Perry, Sandra Stier, Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami, the plaintiffs in the Prop 8 case, attorney Steve Warren spoke passionately at this weekend's GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco about the Supreme Court's consideration of marriage and...
"In roughly 75 hours of arguments at the Supreme Court since October, only one African-American lawyer appeared before the justices, and for just over 11 minutes." The numbers were marginally better for Hispanic lawyers. Four of them...Show More Summary
By Mustang BobbyWhoever it was in the IRS who came up with the idea of looking deeply into Tea Party groups probably thought they were doing the right thing. After all, once Citizens United came down from the Supreme Court, political...Show More Summary
Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal in all 50 states, benefited the pro-life cause and harmed the movement in favor of legal abortion, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who favors legal abortion, said Saturday. Her argument in favor of "judicial restraint," as she called it, could have implications for pending gay marriage cases.
Last month, the University of Ottawa Press published The Copyright Pentalogy: How the Supreme Court of Canada Shook the Foundations of Canadian Copyright Law, an effort by many of Canada's leading copyright scholars to begin the process...Show More Summary
Tonight’s Mad Men was an exploration of the Supreme Television Court case of Don-v.-Pete. Why do we love Don so much and hate Pete so much, when they are so similar in so many ways? Tonight’s episode answered that question more clearly...Show More Summary
(Special to The Root) -- Nearly a year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court reminded us of something that we all know and understand: Age matters. Children are immature and irresponsible. They do not appreciate the risks and consequences of their behavior. Biologically, their brains are not yet fully developed. Show More Summary
High-powered entertainment attorney Steve Warren demanded that Justice Clarence Thomas and the rest of the Supreme Court justices act against the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop. 8 during a stirring speech at the GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco last night. “Our basic civil rights are currently being experimented with in 50 different state laboratories,” [...]
Hollywood power attorney Steve Warren delivered another impassioned speech in the name of gay rights at last night’s third leg of the annual GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco. There he turned his sights again on Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the target of his ire at last month’s LA event. Show More Summary
The Supreme Court of Canada has published its calendar of appeal hearings for May 2013.To find out more about any particular case, the Court's website has a section that allows users to find docket information, case summaries as well as factums from the parties. All you need to do is click on a case name.
Chicago, IL — US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsburg, a strong supporter of a woman’s right to choose, is nonetheless not a big fan of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion from coast to coast. Ginsburg declared last night at the University of Chicago that the decision was an overreach by the [...]Show More Summary
Speaking Saturday night to an audience at the University of Chicago Law School, superfly liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg indulged in a little judicial pessimism when she suggested that the Roe v. Wade rule by her Supreme Court predecessors...Show More Summary