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Lawmakers push justices to adopt formal recusal rules

Despite assurances from Chief Justice John Roberts that such a move was unnecessary and unwise, a group of lawmakers is pushing the Supreme Court to drop its current self-policing policy for recusals and formally adopt the same judicial code of ethics that binds other federal judges.

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Who will be the next US Supreme Court justice?

If President Barack Obama is able to do again what few other presidents have – appoint a justice to the U.S. Supreme Court – chances are he will turn to a candidate who will have an even easier time winning confirmation than the president’s first two picks: D.C. Circuit Judge Merrick Garland.

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Wis. one of 26 states to appeal health care law to US Supreme Court

MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – States and a business group opposed to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul asked the Supreme Court on Wednesday for a speedy ruling that puts an end to the law aimed at extending insurance coverage to more than 30 million people. The high court should strike down the entire law, not just ...

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High court limits state rules on campaign spending 

By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court imposed new limits Monday on states trying to restrain the influence of money in politics, striking down a law that tied the amount of public funds a candidate receives to how much privately funded rivals spend. The 5-4 ruling was the latest in a series of decisions by the ...

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Who’s doing what

Godfrey & Kahn SC will hosts the 60th Annual Meeting of the 7th Circuit Bar Association on the evening of May 16 at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. The annual dinner will include remarks from United States Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan in her inaugural year as Associate Justice for the Seventh Circuit. The keynote speaker following Justice Kagan will ...

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U.S. Supreme Court term packed with big cases

Washington - The U.S. Supreme Court begins its upcoming term with a docket full of cases important to litigators. Starting on Oct. 4, the justices will take on issues ranging from the ability to file suit in matters involving arbitration clauses or federal regulations, to retaliation and privacy issues in employment law, to major criminal law and civil rights questions.

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