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Tag Archives: Samuel Alito

Not so fast, SCOTUS

A new Twitter account, @SCOTUS_servo, alerts followers when the U.S. Supreme Court edits its decisions.

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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.

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US justices grapple with proximate cause in child porn case

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court are struggling to determine how mandatory statutory damages to victims of child pornography should be allocated among those convicted of possessing and viewing the material, and what proof is required to establish liability.

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US justices cast doubt on validity of union pact

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court expressed doubt on Wednesday as to the legality of a commonly used type of labor negotiating pact, setting up the possibility of a high court ruling that could shake up workplace organization efforts.

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US Supreme Court beefs up standard for ineffective assistance appeals

Federal courts taking up ineffective assistance-based appeals involving plea bargains must apply a “doubly deferential” standard of review that gives significant weight to state court determinations, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled, reversing a 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Burt v. Titlow, No. 12-414.

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High court ADEA case could end up a bust

The U.S. Supreme Court chose to kick off its new term by hearing a case that considers whether the Age Discrimination in Employment Act trumps constitutional age discrimination claims brought under 42 U.S.C. §1983.

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Court makes it harder to sue businesses

A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday made it more difficult for Americans to sue businesses for discrimination and retaliation, leading a judge to call for Congress to overturn the court's actions.

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US Supreme Court dismisses ineffective counsel case

After taking up and hearing arguments in a case considering whether a delay caused by a state’s failure to fund counsel for an indigent’s defense should be a factor in determining whether the defendant’s Sixth Amendment right to a speedy trial was violated, the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed the case as improvidently granted.

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