Last June, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling invalidating patents on human genes. The case was brought by the ACLU, along with the Public Patent Foundation, on behalf of 20medical organizations, geneticists, health advocacy groups, and patients and challenged patents controlled by Myriad Genetics on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Show More Summary
A New York state judge has cleared the way for a lawsuit by a model who is accusing Getty Images of commercial use of her likeness without a model release. State supreme court judge Ancil C. Singh rejected last week a request from Getty...Show More Summary
Former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a Kansas Supreme Court decision suspending his law license. His supporters argue he is the victim of "political persecution" for his investigations into abortion clinics in his state.
A Supreme Court ruling this week was a bit of bad news for rails-to-trails advocates, but it won't actually affect most such trails.
By Dennis Crouch Medtronic v. Boston Scientific (Fed. Cir. 2014) Earlier this year, the Supreme Court issued a decision in this case – holding that the patentee has the burden of persuasion on the issue of infringement – even in cases that arise as a declaratory judgment action brought by a licensee in good standing […]
It's been more than a year since Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's memoir "My Beloved World" hit bookshelves. But the best-selling author is still on the book-tour circuit.
A Virginia congregation that left the Episcopal Church over theological differences has been denied an appeal before the United States Supreme Court regarding a property dispute with its former diocese.
In a legal ethics case that has been heavily tainted by the abortion debate, former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline has petitioned the United States Supreme Court to review and overturn a Kansas Supreme Court decision suspending his law license. This punishment was levied as a result of his legal actions against Kansas abortion clinics. […]
The last effort to turn Florida's high court into a "sock puppet for Rick Scott” went nowhere. Republicans are trying again. The post GOP Has Yet Another Proposal For Gov. Scott To Pack The Florida Supreme Court appeared first on ThinkProgress.
A California comsumer attorney says she plans to run against San Diego County Clerk Ernie Dronenburg, who last year asked the California Supreme Court to halt same-sex marriages and consider whether the Supreme Court's Prop 8 ruling applied only to...
Philomena Lee, the namesake of the critically-acclaimed film says she’s headed to “battle with Ireland’s Supreme Court” over reform for mothers “desperate for whereabouts of their children.” Lee — who… READ ON
Last Monday, the Supreme Court declined to review the case. The odds were not in the Romeikes's favor; less than one percent of all appeals are considered by the highest court. But the formal refusal was still a blow, and hard to accept. All seemed lost, until something unexpected happened.
With the Supreme Court set to hear arguments in the Aereo vs. American Broadcasters case next month, top executives are weighing in on how broadcast networks could transform if the Court rules in favor of Aereo, CNET reports: CBS Chief...Show More Summary
On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court turned away a Pennsylvania school district seeking to prevent its students from wearing breast cancer awareness bracelets featuring the phrase “I ? Boobies.” That denial leaves in place a 2013 decision by the U.S. Show More Summary
Jim Harper The Supreme Court is gradually coming to terms with the effect information technology is having on the Fourth Amendment. In 2001, the Kyllo court curtailed the use of high-tech devices for searching homes. In its early 2012 decision in United States v. Show More Summary
By Dennis Crouch The debate over attorney fee shifting continues both in Congress and in cases before the Supreme Court. In an interesting new article, Saurabh Vishnubhakat compiles fee award statistics for the past decade. The study reports that prevailing plaintiffs are more likely to receive a fee award, but that the median award of […]
The Supreme Court, 8-1 with Sotomayor dissenting, agrees with a Cato Institute brief (earlier) and disagrees with the government: the feds can’t conjure away landowners’ rights as part of the “rails-to-trails” program. Trevor Burrus explains. Show More Summary
(Credit: Pete Prodoehl) Its press release doesn't state specifically why its stable of artists are "owed" a cut of every storage device sold, but the word "entitled" is deployed.
Some U.S. Supreme Court decisions blow through American jurisprudence like a hurricane. Others slip into the law books quietly, like the proverbial cat’s paws. Today’s Court decision in Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States falls into the latter category: largely overlooked by Court followers and the media, but with the potential to have […]
NEW YORK (Reuters) - - As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear a religious dispute over the Obamacare contraception mandate, advocates on both sides are trying to set the court straight on the science.