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Cuozzo Takes IPR Challenge to the Supreme Court

Cuozzo Speed Tech v. Lee (Supreme Court 2015) Cuozzo lost its petition for en banc rehearing in a 6-5 split of Federal Circuit judges.  Now, the patentee has raised is challenge to the IPR process to the Supreme Court – asking two questions: Whether the [Federal Circuit] erred in holding that, in IPR proceedings, the Board may construe claims […]

How the Supremes Rule on Global Law

6 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Justice Stephen Breyer’s new book thoughtfully discusses how the Court should reconcile foreign and domestic legal issues. But it may be too little too late.

Corrupt Baltimore Cop Begs Supreme Court To Quash His Conviction

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- A former Baltimore cop ensnared in a kickback scheme involving dozens of his colleagues wants the Supreme Court to throw out his conspiracy conviction. His argument is a curious one: He never conspired with anyone. At least not in the way federal law contemplates. Show More Summary

Tenn. county board drops vote on seeking God’s mercy over same-sex marriage

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A Tennessee county commission on Tuesday turned down voting on a resolution asking God to spare the county from divine wrath sparked by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing gay marriage. The Blount County Commission voted 10-5 to reject an agenda that included the resolution and...

Tennessee Will Not Seek God's Mercy Over Gay Marriage as Vote Dropped on Proposed Resolution

A Tennessee county commission on Tuesday turned down voting on a resolution asking God to spare the county from divine wrath sparked by the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling legalizing gay marriage.

The SEC and the DOJ still don’t get it

The Supreme Court of the United States just recently, correctly decided not to review the US vs Newman Insider Trading case.  In response to this decision, there was a well written commentary on the decision here on Bloomberg by Matthew Levine. Given my interest at the near 2 year anniversary of my destroying the SEC...

Brazil attorney general turns to high court on Rousseff accounts

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's attorney general turned to the Supreme Court on Tuesday in another bid to prevent a ruling on embattled President Dilma Rousseff's accounts that could pave the way to an impeachment hearing.

So You Want to Argue Before SCOTUS? Get in Line

Within the legal community, a sure-fire way to boost the prestige of a firm is to argue before the Supreme Court of the United States. The legal community and general public treat the Court with hallowed reverence (although this may be changing). Even proximity to Washington DC can do wonders......

Texas Attorney General Asks Supreme Court to Uphold Pro-Life Law Closing Abortion Clinics

On September 3, NRL News Today posted a story outlining how a coalition of Texas abortion providers had appealed to the Supreme Court, asking the justices to hear a challenge to portions of Texas’ omnibus pro-life bill HB 2. Their request was prompted by last June’s decision by a three-judge panel of 5th Circuit Court […]

Awww! Justice Breyer Ducks Question on Citizens United Ruling During MSNBC Interview

"Tonight for the interview..." -- or The Interview as this species of schmooze is known on The Rachel Maddow Show -- "we've got a sitting Supreme Court justice," trumpeted Maddow on her program Friday night. "What?! Yes!... It is very...Show More Summary

Tennessee County Fears God’s Wrath

Commissioners in Blount County, Tennessee — population 126,339, 95 percent white, near Knoxville — will vote Tuesday night on a resolution apologizing to God for the Supreme Court’s legalization of same-sex marriage. The resolution finds its logic in a divide between the law of the land as determined in Washington and... More »

California Supreme Court Hears Arguments in MTC Case

Tensions and passions were high at the California Supreme Court before they even turned to the Gillette Co. v. Franchise Tax Board case deciding whether the Multistate Tax Compact is a binding agreement or a model law offering non-binding suggestions (my blog on Gillette’s background and details is here). Show More Summary

Supreme Court Sees DirecTV Class Action as Too Big and Too Small

The contract the justices were considering barred mass arbitration, a form of class actions pursued before an arbitrator.

High Court Bars Lawyers From Using ‘Line Standing’ Services

The Supreme Court, typically trailing on technology compared to the White House and Congress, opened its term this week with several new policies designed to move the third branch closer to the 21st century.

Hide the women and children, the Supreme Court is back in session

(Paul Mirengoff) The Supreme Court is back in session, and the mainstream media has coalesced around the narrative that this term will see sweeping victories for conservatives. This theme is being peddled by the Washington Post, CNN, and NPR. Show More Summary

Major Broadcast News Networks Ignore Poll Showing 78 Percent Of Americans Want Citizens United Overturned

A recent Bloomberg poll showing 78 percent of Americans in favor of overturning the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling received no coverage on national nightly news programs for ABC, CBS, NBC or PBS, nor Sunday morning political talk shows on ABC, FOX, or NBC. Show More Summary

Supreme Court Conservatives’ Famous Last Words

To see what lies ahead for the high court’s conservatives in October Term 2015, columnist Tamara Tabo looks back at some of the famous last words of last Term.

California's high court appears ready to allow voters to weigh in on Citizens United

The California Supreme Court appeared ready Tuesday to allow the Legislature to ask voters their view of a controversial U.S. Supreme Court ruling that expanded corporate and union spending in federal elections. The court’s posture during a hearing Tuesday contrasted with its decision a year ago...

Go Listen to Kerry Eleveld Talk About LGBTQ Rights, Obama, and the Fight for Marriage Equality

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Buy Eleveld's new book, then get her to sign it for you tonight at Town Hall. Maria Fernanda Albarracin I just re-read the post that Savage wrote the day the Supreme Court came out in favor of marriage equality and re-remembered that day and now I'm all emotional: "I never thought this day would come—not in my lifetime. Show More Summary

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