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Three Judge Court (All Republican Appointees) Chosen to Hear Pennsylvania Partisan Redistricting Case: Will Party of the Judges Matter?

Yesterday I wrote about the new federal lawsuit being brought against the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s partisan gerrymandering remedy for state congressional redistricts. I explained why this is such a long shot. I noted then that the challengers sought a three-judge … Continue reading ?

Billionaire petitions US Supreme Court to keep people off beach

Vinod Khosla has fought for years to turn Martins Beach into de facto private property Vinod Khoslas, the billionaire founder of Sun Microsystems, is trying to take his ten-year battle to get exclusive access to one of the Bay Area’s...Show More Summary

Patent Agent Privilege in Texas

In an important new decision, the Texas Supreme Court has recognized “patent-agent privilege” as a form of attorney-client privilege.  The court writes: [B]ecause patent agents are authorized to practice law before the USPTO, they fall within [Texas Rules of Evidence] Rule 503’s definition of “lawyer,” and, as such, their clients may invoke the lawyer-client privilege […]

Here’s What Happened When the Supreme Court Ruled on Whether Students Can Protest During School

As students plan protests across the U.S., the woman at the center of the case that solidified their right to do so recalls how it happened

Ulbricht v. U.S.: Privacy Interest in your Home Router Traffic

by Dennis Crouch Important petition for writ of certiorari outside of patent law, but still well within the technology law sphere: Ulbricht v. U.S., Supreme Court Docket No. 17-950, questions presented: Whether the warrantless seizure of an individual’s Internet traffic information without probable cause violates the Fourth Amendment. Show More Summary

This Supreme Court Case Could Deliver a Major Blow to Public-Service Unions

Next Monday, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME, a case that boils down to the question of whether public-sector unions have a right to collect dues from workers they bargain on behalf of, even if they are not union members. If the court’s conservative majority rules in the […]

Fees case may enable US Supreme Court to curb union power

3 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday will consider for the second time in two years whether to choke off a critical funding stream for public-employee unions, potentially reducing organized labor’s influence in the workplace and at the ballot box. The nine justices will hear a challenge backed by...

Supreme Court Rules Terrorism Victims May Not Seize Iranian Antiquities As Compensation

5 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Americans injured in a 1997 suicide bombing in Jerusalem cannot seize ancient Persian artifacts from a Chicago museum to satisfy a $71.5 million court judgment against Iran, which they had accused of complicity in the attack."

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Reviews Collateral Order Doctrine for Appeals

5 hours agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

Roadblock to the Appellate Ladder Tort Talkers may recall prior posts on the Lebanon County case of Shearer v. Hafer pertaining to whether a Plaintiff is entitle to have a representative present during portions of a neuropsychological IME. Show More Summary

Supreme Court Rules Objects from the Persepolis Collection will stay at Chicago

The Supreme Court has ruled that victims of a 1997 terrorist attack in Jerusalem cannot satisfy their default judgment by seeking possession of antiquities from Iran which have been on loan to the University of Chicago Oriental Institute since 1937. Show More Summary

Pakistan Supreme Court rules on 100-year-old case

12 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday gave its verdict in a 100-year-old property inheritance case that had started in a court in Rajasthan in 1918.” The Indian state of Rajasthan, like Pakistan, was part of British India before partition. Show More Summary

Supreme Court sides with Chicago museum in terror case

14 hours agoNews : Trending Now

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is preventing survivors of a 1997 terrorist attack from seizing Persian artifacts at a Chicago museum to help pay a $71.5 million default judgment against Iran.

Alabama Likely To Botch The Execution Of An Already Dying Man

UPDATE: According to Alabama media, the U.S. Supreme Court has issued a temporary stay of execution in the case of Doyle Lee Hamm.

Bermuda Lawyer Launches Challenge to New Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

17 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A lawyer in Bermuda has filed a motion with the Supreme Court seeking to reverse a new law banning same-sex marriage. The motion was filed on February 16th against the Attorney General, whose lawyers serve as legal advisers to the government. Earlier… Read The post Bermuda Lawyer Launches Challenge to New Ban on Same-Sex Marriage appeared first on Towleroad.

Battle Lines Drawn as SolarCity’s Antitrust Case Faces Supreme Court Review

In 2015, SolarCity, now Tesla, filed an antitrust lawsuit against Salt River Project, claiming the Arizona utility’s $50-per-month demand charges for solar net-metered customers constituted an unlawful use of its monopoly powers to stifle...Show More Summary

SCOTUS cites CGEL (Props to Justice Gorsuch and the Supreme Court library)

(Cross-posted from LAWnLinguistics.) When grammatical questions come up in legal cases, the lawyers and judges will want to support their arguments and analyses with citations to books about grammar. Most of the time, they cite books intended for a general audience, such as the McGraw-Hill Handbook of English Grammar and Usage, The Elements of Grammar, […]

Has the Pennsylvania Republicans’ Emergency Request to Justice Alito in Congressional Redistricting Cases Not Been Filed?

Yesterday I wrote about a petition that I said had been filed with Justice Alito by Republican legislative leaders in Pennsylvania trying to stop the congressional redistricting ordered by the state Supreme Court. The post explained why I believe the … Continue reading ?

Is Justice Thomas in for a #MeToo Charge?

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is facing renewed controversy related to Anita Hill and the other women he allegedly harassed while holding a position of authority. A recent news story highlighted the fact that new-ish evidence surfaced which, if believed, would mean that Justice Thomas lied during his confirmation......

The Supreme Court limits whistleblower protections under Dodd-Frank

WHEN Paul Somers realised that Digital Realty Trust, the real-estate investment company where he was vice-president, was playing fast and loose with securities rules, including hiding $7m in cost overruns, he alerted senior management. Shortly afterwards he was sacked from his $200,000-a-year job.

US Supreme Court ruling on the Persepolis fortification texts.

yesterdayArts : ARCAblog

Image Credit: the Persepolis Fortification Archive ProjectUniversity of Chicago Bringing an end to a lawsuit brought two decades ago, the United States Supreme Court has ruled 8 to 0 that the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute will retain the Persepolis Fortification Archive on loan from Iran since 1936. Show More Summary

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