U.S. Supreme Court
5802 ABA Journal U.S. Supreme Court articles.
Sometimes there is great significance in what the U.S Supreme Court doesn’t do, and that was definitely so for two cases it handed down May 18 about the internet and social media. In Twitter v. Taamneh
and Gonzalez v. Google
, the court unanimously rejected holding internet and social media companies liable for aiding and abetting terrorist activities for what was posted on their platforms. A contrary ruling would have engendered a huge amount of litigation and changed how the internet functions. Although many questions remain open, these rulings reflect justices who understandably want to be cautious as to the judicial role in setting policy for the internet and social media.
Jun 6, 2023 8:57 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether the First Amendment was violated when the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office refused to register a trademark for the slogan “Trump too small.”
Jun 6, 2023 8:46 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court’s newest justice was the only dissenter Thursday, when the high court allowed a concrete company to sue a union local in state court for alleged destruction of corporate property.
Jun 1, 2023 12:15 PM CDT
Scalia, who died in office in 2016, remains a revered figure among conservatives for his pugnaciousness, quick wit and his commitment to deciding cases based on “textualist” readings of statutes and an “originalist” interpretation of the Constitution. But Scalia’s combativeness also was polarizing.
Jun 1, 2023 1:10 AM CDT
If the U.S. Supreme Court restricts the consideration of race
in college admissions, there is another looming issue: whether schools can use race-neutral tools that boost diversity.
May 31, 2023 11:59 AM CDT
A lawyer in Camden, South Carolina, plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to rename Brown v. Board of Education
for the first case taken to federal court in a quest to eliminate the separate-but-equal doctrine.
May 31, 2023 9:50 AM CDT
Virginia proposes ban on agreements limiting ethics complaints
A proposed ethics rule in Virginia would ban lawyers from making agreements with clients or former clients that limit their right to…
May 26, 2023 10:48 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday in its bid to classify an Idaho property as protected wetlands.
May 25, 2023 1:06 PM CDT
Updated: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a 94-year-old woman could pursue a claim that a tax foreclosure sale violated her rights under the Fifth Amendment’s takings clause.
May 25, 2023 11:29 AM CDT
Chief Justice John Roberts said Tuesday evening he is committed to making sure that the U.S. Supreme Court adheres to the highest conduct standards.
May 24, 2023 12:54 PM CDT
This year’s recipients of the Silver Gavel Awards for Media and the Arts delve into a multitude of pressing and prominent legal issues, including abortion rights, affirmative action and modern-day slavery.
May 24, 2023 12:30 PM CDT
Justice Neil Gorsuch issued a lengthy statement
criticizing “rule by indefinite emergency edict” Thursday, when the U.S. Supreme Court issued an order related to a COVID-19-pandemic-era immigration policy.
May 22, 2023 2:40 PM CDT
In a discussion at the George Washington University Law School on Tuesday, retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer admitted that he did not fully appreciate how challenging sexism was for his female classmates at Harvard Law School in the early 1960s.
May 19, 2023 12:17 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday declined to address a long-standing provision that protects technology companies from being held liable for third-party content posted on their platforms after ruling in a related case that Twitter had not aided and abetted a terror attack.
May 19, 2023 8:35 AM CDT
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan complained in a dissent Thursday that a majority ruling by liberal colleague Justice Sonia Sotomayor had adopted a “posture of indifference” and left “in shambles” part of a fair-use test used in copyright cases.
May 18, 2023 11:32 AM CDT
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