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 [...]
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
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-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
“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 ?
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.
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.
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......
The Supreme Court Justice says she and the rapper have more in common than you might think
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
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
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
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
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.
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
(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 Contribute To Union.
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 ?
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.”
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