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Government's Appeal Of Insider Trading Case To The Supreme Court Is Fraught With Uncertainty

In response to its first major insider trading defeat, the Obama administration filed a petition to the Supreme Court to overturn an appellate ruling in New York that set a tougher standard for prosecutors. The case arose out of the prosecution of  Todd Newman and Anthony Chiasson, two hedge fund portfolio [...]

Read This: USPTO’s New Examination Guidelines Subject Matter Eligibility Provide “Pathways to Eligibility”

By Dennis Crouch The Supreme Court’s decisions in Alice Corp v. CLS Bank and Mayo v. Prometheus serve as dramatic turning points in the conventional wisdom of subject matter eligibility.  Inventions that were previously thought to be...Show More Summary

Chimpanzees May One Day Have Rights - New York Judge

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe stated in a ruling that while Chimpanzees would not be granted the same rights as humans, modern history has shown that this might soon change.

Right Sees 2016 as Chance to Take Over Supreme Court, Reverse Marriage Equality

Right-wing leaders have spent the past month denouncing as illegitimate and tyrannical the Supreme Court's June 26 decision that declared state laws banning same-sex couples from getting married to be unconstitutional. In addition to...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day: #SCOTUS Edition

“Sometimes people say the Supreme Court is there to protect the voice of a minority… Perhaps, but over time I think most Supreme Court decisions have been accepted as consistent with the views and beliefs and commitments and ideas and … Continue reading ?

'Jenny's Wedding' stars a tender Katherine Heigl in a timely gay marriage tale

3 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Heartstring-tugging if a bit humorless, "Jenny's Wedding," written and directed by "Beaches" writer Mary Agnes Donahue, is an apt release in the wake of the Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage.

U.S. Asks Supreme Court to Review Insider Trading Ruling

The solicitor general asked the court to examine the ruling that tossed out the convictions of two hedge fund managers, Anthony Chiasson and Todd Newman.

Wills Can Be Amended After Death, Cal Supreme Court Rules

Finally, that LLM you got in Zombie Law is about to pay off! The California Supreme Court ruled on Monday that wills may be amended post-mortem. That's a drastic shift from the categorical bar against modifying an unambiguous will. Of course, those wishing to amend their wills after death won't......

“Notorious R.B.G” Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been reading up on Biggie Smalls

The Supreme Court Justice says she and the rapper have more in common than you might think

JERUSALEM: Pride Attacker Had Been Calling On All Jews To Prevent The Parade

9 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

An update from Haaretz: Yeshai Schlissel was sentenced for 12 years in prison for the 2005 attack after his conviction on charges of attempted murder and aggravated assault. However, in 2007, following an appeal, the Supreme Court mitigated his sentence to 10 years. Show More Summary

ALABAMA: SPLC Updates Complaint That Roy Moore Has Violated Judicial Ethics

9 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

AL.com reports: In its filing today, SPLC says Moore has committed new ethics violations by improperly commenting on pending or impending cases in numerous speeches and interviews; by suggesting that Supreme Court precedent need notShow More Summary

Non-Sequiturs: 07.30.15

Donald Trump's lawyer responds to the flap over his spousal rape comments. Sort of. Not really. [Funny or Die] Does the Supreme Court need an ethics code? And yes, yes it does. [The Faculty Lounge] James Woods is suing a Twitter troll...Show More Summary

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Calls 'Choice' An Empty Concept For Poor Women

13 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the concept of "choice" is an ephemeral one for low-income women who live in states that pass laws limiting access to abortion, as they may not be able to afford to travel to a state with less onerous restrictions. Show More Summary

Insider Trading Debate Heads to High Court

The Obama administration on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to review last year’s insider-trading decision by a federal appeals court that overturned two convictions and set a higher standard for proving the financial crime.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Answers The One Question She Loves Being Asked

13 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- When given the opportunity to ask Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg anything in the world, why not let her pick the question?  Ginsburg held a public talk with Duke Law professor Neil Siegel on Wednesday evening, taking questions from Duke alumni and Summer Law Institute students. Show More Summary

Ivy League honors conservative justices by not honoring them

(Paul Mirengoff) Law professor John McGinnis finds that Ivy League schools are giving short shrift to conservative Supreme Court justices when they confer honorary degrees. Is anyone surprised? The numbers are stark. Of the fourteenShow More Summary

MICHIGAN SUPREME COURT: Right-to-Work Laws Apply To State Employees, Mean They Can’t Be Forced To C…

MICHIGAN SUPREME COURT: Right-to-Work Laws Apply To State Employees, Mean They Can’t Be Forced To Contribute To Union.

“David Prosser says he didn’t need to step aside in Scott Walker probe”

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser issued an opinion Wednesday saying he did not need to step aside from cases over an investigation into Gov. Scott Walker‘s campaign even though groups spent millions of dollars to support both … Continue reading ?

Stewart, Guest Blast ‘Poisonous’ ‘Terrible’ Citizens United Ruling

During Wednesday night’s Daily Show, Jon Stewart and liberal historian Doris Kearns Goodwin repeatedly slammed the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling which Goodwin called “the most poisonous thing that’s happening in our system.”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Reveals How She Would Have Written the Marriage Equality Decision

15 hours agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

On Wednesday, Duke Law professor Neil Siegel interviewed Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg about the triumphs and dramas of the latest term. Perhaps because Siegel is a former Ginsburg clerk, the justice was unusually expansive on a number of hot-button topics. Show More Summary

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