U.S. Supreme Court

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High Court Declines Tax Case

The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday refused to hear an appeal seeking to exempt an out-of-state business from income and franchises taxes in West Virginia.

MBNA, the credit card unit of…

SG View Fails in Antitrust Case

The position advanced by the U.S. Solicitor General failed when the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision yesterday favoring Wall Street in an…

Rare Unanimity in Traffic Stop Case

The U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous decision yesterday allowing a passenger to challenge a traffic stop was unusual.

It represented “an atypical moment of unanimity for the…

Bonuses Pay Off for Legal System

Law firms will soon be paying signing bonuses of up to $250,000 to entice former Supreme Court clerks to join their practices. The bonus is in addition to initial salaries…

Court Finds No Jurisdiction in Energy Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a federal appeals court did not have jurisdiction to review a federal judge’s order sending a lawsuit against a Canadian energy company back…

Passenger May Challenge Traffic Stop

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a passenger in a car may challenge a police stop of the driver.

Justice David H. Souter wrote the unanimous opinion for the…

Antitrust Ruling Favors Wall Street

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the antitrust laws do not apply to initial public offerings, since they are extensively regulated by federal securities laws.

The 7-1 ruling was…

Tax Ruling Rejects Administration View

The U.S. Supreme Court disagreed with the Bush administration’s views on sovereign immunity when it ruled yesterday that that the courts may hear a suit against the…

Deadline-Error Case Overrules Precedent

The lawyer for a convicted murderer who lost his Supreme Court appeal over a mistaken filing deadline says the court “went for form over substance.”

Jun 15, 2007 12:26 PM CDT

Prisoner Loses Mistaken Deadline Appeal

A convicted murderer who filed his appeal before an erroneous deadline set by a federal judge cannot get a hearing on his habeas claims, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today.

Court Upholds Union-Fee Restriction

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a Washington state law barring unions from using nonmember fees for political activities without consent.

The court in a unanimous opinion by Justice Antonin…

Diplomatic Property-Tax Case Allowed

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that foreign governments are not immune to suits for payment of local property taxes.

“Property ownership is not an inherently sovereign function,” said the…

Court Watchers Dissect Alito Speech

The U.S. Supreme Court’s newest justice gave a speech yesterday that had court watchers wondering if it provides a hint that the First Amendment will prevail in two pending cases.

SG Gets Bush Views in Securities Case

U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement solicited President Bush’s views before declining to file an amicus brief in a Supreme Court case brought by investors seeking to hold third parties liable…

Amicus Proposal Riles Right, Left

Groups both liberal and conservative are objecting to a proposed Supreme Court rule on amicus briefs.

The proposal would require the groups filing amicus briefs to reveal whether parties in…

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