U.S. Supreme Court

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A year after Supreme Court’s TC Heartland ruling, patent cases are up in Delaware and LA
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas used to be famous as a preferred venue for plaintiffs in patent cases. But data indicates the U.S. Supreme Court put a stop to that in May of 2017 when it ruled in TC Heartland v. Kraft Food Brands Group that lawyers should use a narrow definition of “resides” when determining where venue is proper.
Supreme Court rules for employers in arbitration case
In a 5-4 decision Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court found that arbitration agreements for individualized proceedings must be enforced under the Federal Arbitration Act.
Supreme Court justices relist abortion case multiple times
U.S. Supreme Court justices have been considering whether to hear a case involving an immigrants teen’s abortion—multiple times.
How a fake story about a Supreme Court decision went viral
According to a story widely disseminated on Facebook, the U.S. Supreme Court has issued “a direct and final blow to the Islamic indoctrination" of America's youth with a decision banning Sharia law from being taught in the classrooms.
Unauthorized rental-car driver generally has privacy rights in police search, Supreme Court rules

A driver of a rental car who isn’t listed on the rental agreement generally retains a reasonable expectation of privacy under the Fourth Amendment when police seek to search the…

Accused man has the right to insist his lawyer refrain from conceding guilt, Supreme Court rules
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that a man accused of murder has the right to insist his lawyer refrain from conceding his guilt at trial.
Supreme Court strikes down federal law that bans sports betting
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down a federal law that bars states from authorizing sports betting.
Any Supreme Court justices considering retirement should not delay, Grassley says

U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has a message for any Supreme Court justices considering retirement—don’t wait.

“I just hope that if there is going…

Chemerinsky: What Sessions v. Dimaya means for immigration law
Sessions v. Dimaya, decided April 17, will be most remembered for being the first time that Justice Neil Gorsuch joined with Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan to create the majority in a 5-4 decision. But beyond the unusual composition of the majority, it is a notable decision that will have important implications for immigration law and other areas of law as well.
Jumping into the debate on Gorsuch’s writing style, a Yale researcher runs a computer analysis
Neil M. Gorsuch won praise for his writing style when he was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2017.
Should SCOTUS arguments be livestreamed?
Last week, in a break from usual practice, the U.S. Supreme Court released audio of oral arguments in Trump v. Hawaii, which concerned the legality of President Donald Trump's travel ban.
Speculation swirls over Supreme Court retirements
If Justice Anthony Kennedy decides to retire under President Trump, he would be following a long tradition of justices consciously leaving the court under a president of the same party who appointed them. A more complicated question is whether justices also seek to time their retirements with political or ideological goals in mind—and whether they have been successful.
SCOTUS to hear inmate’s claim that rare medical condition would make execution particularly painful

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider the case of a Missouri inmate who contends a rare medical condition would make being put to death by lethal injection…

Sotomayor will have shoulder surgery Tuesday

Justice Sonia Sotomayor will have shoulder surgery Tuesday for a broken left shoulder suffered in a fall April 16.

Sotomayor, 63, will have a procedure known as reverse total…

Supreme Court to consider cy pres awards that give no money to class-action plaintiffs

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether a class-action settlement in a suit against Google met requirements of federal law when $5.3 million of the $8.5 million…

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