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Mar 7, 2014

Justices revisit securities fraud class actions

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court have an opportunity to dramatically change the landscape of securities fraud class action litigation by limiting, or perhaps overruling altogether, a decision upon which plaintiffs have relied for decades.

Feb 27, 2014

Justices struggle over attorney fees in patent troll cases

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court wrangled over the language of a statute that allows prevailing parties in certain patent infringement cases to recoup attorney fees — an issue that could mean millions of dollars in already costly legal proceedings.

Jan 27, 2014

US high court ponders if gun purchase for another is illegal

Trying to secure a bargain on a gun purchase landed a former cop in jail.

Jan 2, 2014

Roberts renews call for court funding

Congress and the White House need to restore funding to the nation's federal courts to keep from undermining "the public's confidence in all three branches of government," Chief Justice John Roberts said in his year-end report.

Dec 11, 2013

Justices air out issues in EPA pollution case

During an expanded, 90-minute argument session Tuesday, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court wrangled over whether the Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to impose power plant emission rules upon states that contribute to the air pollution of neighboring states.

Nov 14, 2013

US high court struggles over consent to search case

During a lively oral argument Wednesday, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court seemed torn over whether police can conduct a warrantless search of a home over the previous objection of a tenant when a co-tenant subsequently consents.

Nov 12, 2013

Justices wrangle over intent needed for aiding, abetting liability

During oral arguments Tuesday, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court tried to nail down just what intent is necessary for a conviction for the federal crime of aiding and abetting the use of a firearm in a violent or drug felony.

Nov 7, 2013

US justices hear town meeting prayer case

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court faced the task of drawing a line between permissible religious addresses by private citizens at public meetings and unconstitutional government-sanctioned prayer during Wednesday’s oral arguments in Town of Greece v. Galloway, No. 12-696.

Oct 14, 2013

US high court ponders if forum selection clauses trump federal rules

Forum selection clauses are commonly used to control where disputes can be adjudicated, particularly those arising from business and consumer contracts. But when a party files suit in a court other than the one specified in such an agreement, how can the aggrieved party enforce the contract terms, given that federal law controls the issue of venue?

Oct 8, 2013

US high court leery of campaign contribution limits

The U.S. Supreme Court appeared likely Tuesday to throw out caps on some contributions by the biggest individual donors to political campaigns.

Oct 1, 2013

Court: Is anonymous tip enough for traffic stop? (UPDATE)

The U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday it will weigh whether a motorist's anonymous tip about reckless driving is enough for police to pull over a car, without an officer's corroboration of dangerous driving.

Jun 26, 2013

Supreme Court strikes federal marriage provision (UPDATE)

In a historic victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California.


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