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... A New Gun Case Goes to SCOTUS
Never at a lack for ingenuity in lodging Second Amendment cases at the Supreme Court, six gun advocates have asked Justice Anthony Kennedy to enjoin the City of Sunnyvale, California, from enforcing a new law that bans magazines with larger than a ten-round capacity.
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Mon Mar 10, 2014
Recent Supreme Court Decision Undermines SLUSA Security for Secondary Actors in Ponzi Schemes
Reviewing four consolidated class actions by victims of Allen Stanford's Ponzi scheme, the Court narrowly interpreted the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of 1998 to apply only to frauds directly connected to purchases of securities "traded nationally or listed on a regulated national exchange," known as "covered securities."
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Insurance News Net
High Court Eyes Advisor Liability
A U.S. Supreme Court decision on a Ponzi scheme lawsuit includes some new clarity for investment advisors who sell securities that are not traded on a national exchange.
Supreme Court Observations: BG Group PLC v. Republic Of Argentina
The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a divided opinion in a case that raised an important issue of arbitration law: should an arbitrator or a judge decide whether an international treaty requires a private party to bring a commercial dispute before a judge prior to attempting arbitration? In BG Group PLC v.
Alpha Natural downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman
Swing justice seems skeptical about power plant regulations, The Hill says Justice Anthony Kennedy, the swing vote on the Supreme Court, appeared to be skeptical of the Obama administration's attempts to use power plants' permits to regulate their greenhouse gas emissions, The Hill reported last night.
National Review Online
This Day in Liberal Judicial Activisma "March 7
Entitled "Understanding Freedom's Heritage: How to Keep and Defend Liberty," Kennedy's list runs through many great selections-Pericles' Funeral Oration, the Magna Carta, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and Second Inaugural, Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream"-only to culminate with Kennedy's own opinion in Lawrence v.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Court weighs securities fraud case changes
The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed open to the possibility of making it harder for investors to join together to sue corporations for securities fraud - but maybe not as hard as companies that have to defend such lawsuits would like.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
The Children Get Their Chance To Speak In Utah Gay Marriage Case
Utah's ban on gay marriage harms the children of gays and lesbians, despite arguments the state has made to the contrary, according to an amicus brief filed Tuesday by a group of national and state gay rights organizations.
The Gift of Halliburton
Shareholders, listen up. Like the women seeking equal pay and cable subscribers before you, you could be in trouble.
KBCI CBS 2
U.S. Supreme Court: Law gives broad protection to whistleblowers
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that whistleblower protections in a federal law passed in response to the Enron financial scandal apply broadly to employees of publicly traded companies and contractors hired by the companies.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Court skeptical of IQ scores in deciding execution
The Supreme Court appeared likely Monday to say that states can't rely on intelligence test scores alone in borderline cases to determine that a death row inmate is mentally able and thus eligible to be executed.
Today, The Supreme Court Hears The Biggest Death Penalty Case In Nearly A Decade
Twelve years ago, in a case known as Atkins v. Virginia , the Supreme Court held that " death is not a suitable punishment for a mentally retarded criminal ."
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Climate change fight in the balance
While the public sleeps through an unusually rough winter, the fight against climate change -- or the fight against excessive regulation, depending on the point of view -- is being waged at the U.S. Supreme Court in a landmark case involving greenhouse gases.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Naples Daily News
Supreme Court weighs IQ test in Florida death penalty case
On Monday, 36 years after the double murder that sent Hall to death row, the Supreme Court will consider whether Florida is right.
Pretend for a moment that it's 1973, and I am a Supreme Court justice. In Roe v.
Cooler Heads Digest 28 February 2014
Over at Climate Audit , Steve McIntyre has published a must-read series debunking Michael Mann's claim that his work has been "exonerated" by a number of official investigations.
Oral Arguments in the Supreme Court Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. Case
On February 26, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases dealing with the attorney fee-shifting provision of 35 U.S.C. A 285.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Judge Strikes Down Texas’ Marriage Definition Amid Criticism
The state of Texas is appealing a ruling from a federal judge that could impose same-sex 'marriage' in the state, as supporters of Texas' marriage amendment argue that the ruling violates the rights of the state and its citizens.
Arizona On Steroids
The nationwide outcry over Arizona's anti-LGBT law was swift and severe. Amid mounting pressure from leading Republicans in her own state as well as the business community and others, Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed the law on Wednesday night.
Activists sneak cameras into the US Supreme Court, capturing rare footage
I think the main reason is they don't want Jon Stewart to make fun of them -- they don't want clips to appear on The Daily Show A shaky, two-minute video uploaded on YouTube this week of a courtroom spectator interrupting a proceeding marks an apparent first--video taken inside the Supreme Court during a public session.