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176 ABA Journal Supreme Court Report articles.

Judges may not seek campaign cash, but they may express their gratitude, SCOTUS determines

Thirty-nine states use some form of election to choose their judiciaries. Of those, 30 states largely prohibit solicitation of campaign funds by active judges and judicial candidates.

June is busting out all over with big-time SCOTUS decisions

U.S. Supreme Court terms have ended with a bang in recent years.

In 2012, a last-day-of-the-term decision upheld most of the Affordable Care Act. In 2013, the…

Dental board ruling may drill into state bar associations’ immunity

A U.S. Supreme Court decision on state regulation of teeth-whitening services has some bar groups frowning and advocates for alternative ways of providing legal services breaking into smiles.

SCOTUS to review a handful of cases on the rights of same-sex couples

When the U.S. Supreme Court convenes April 28 to weigh issues over the constitutionality of same-sex marriage, expect the counsels' tables to be a little crowded.


Although the ACA is 1,000 pages long, its future may depend on a single phrase

The Affordable Care Act is some 1,000 pages long, and it survived largely intact in a 193-page 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld President Barack Obama's signature health reform…

Business-method and software patents may go through the looking glass after Alice decision

Does the First Amendment allow church to violate town’s sign code? SCOTUS to decide

The Good News Community Church in Gilbert, Arizona, would never be mistaken for a Christian mega-congregation.

Court to weigh whether employers must accommodate pregnant workers with the same limits as others

The Sashimi Provision

A ‘Facial’ Challenge: Inmate’s right to wear a beard is among cases coming up this term

Home-care aides don’t owe union fees, but court stops short of overruling a key precedent

Supreme Court justices regularly seek to change the errors of their ways

Federal Circuit gets reined in over patent fees in infringement suits

SCOTUS ruling may enliven the debate over affirmative action

Experts sound off once again on Justice Thomas’ silence

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