• Supreme Court Reverses Federal Circuit, Grants Cert in Oracle v. Google

    The Supreme Court will hear Google’s petition for cert in its seemingly endless litigation with Oracle. The Solicitor General recommended that the Supreme Court deny cert in September. The Court will decide whether copyright protection extends to...

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  • Blogger Says Certs Reveal High Court’s Rightward Tilt

    Kenneth Jost, blogging on Jost on Justice, writes that the Supreme Court’s partisan tilt can be seen in several of this term’s early case-selecting decisions. “The justices have gone out of their way to tee up a...

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  • Supreme Court Will Hear Seila Law v. Consumer Protection Agency

    In a major victory for opponents of financial regulation, the Supreme Court has agreed to take up the lawsuit Seila Law vs. the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The case involves a law firm that refused to comply...

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  • LGBT Dilemma Before the Supreme Court in Darda and Bostock

    The cases of Donald Zarda and Gerald Bostock will be argued before the Supreme Court together on Oct. 8. Zarda, a skydiving instructor told female divers he was gay so they wouldn’t be squeamish about being strapped...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Justice Clarence Thomas
    The Enigmatic Justice Thomas

    In a review of two recent books about Clarence Thomas, Michael O’Donnell writes that the first thing to know about the enigmatic Supreme Court Justice is that everybody at the Supreme Court loves him, a surprise given...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Sotomayor Writes Stinging Dissent

    Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote a short but pointed dissent from a Supreme Court order issued on 9-11 that locked Central American migrants out of the asylum process. The order allows the asylum ban to remain in effect...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Tempers Fraying on Supreme Court

    Things haven’t been this snippy between the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative and liberal factions since the December 2000 ruling that gave George W. Bush the presidency. The conservatives are impatient with the pace of rightward change, while...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Reform The Supreme Court, Says Yale Law Professor

    Ordinary citizens are increasingly mistrustful of the Supreme Court. They view it as more partisan and political than judicial. Yale law Professor Bruce Ackerman thinks he has a solution to this problem in the form of some...

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  • Supreme Court Will Severely Restrict Abortion – With Or Without Kavanaugh

    In the only case Brett Kavanaugh decided involving abortion, he vacated an order directing that a young woman who found out she was pregnant while in government custody be allowed to access abortion. A federal court had...

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  • #MeToo Bomb Soon To Fall On the Supreme Court

    One of these days and it won’t be long, the issue of whether “she said he said” can constitute defamation when it plays out in the media is coming to the Supreme Court. The case that may...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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