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6 min ago | Washington Times

Miss. wrongful-death case before US high court

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider Sept. 29 whether to hear an appeal from operators of a northwest Mississippi shooting range in a case involving the death of a Navy SEAL during a training exercise.


Related Topix: US News, Mississippi, US Military, US Navy, January, Desoto County, MS

4 hrs ago | Hampton Roads Daily Press

Norfolk's clerk makes state's rights' pitch on same-sex marriage

Norfolk 's clerk of court on Friday appealed a federal court decision on same-sex marriage to the nation's highest court, contending that citizens and legislatures - not federal judges - should decide the controversial issue.


Related Topix: Wedding, US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

8 hrs ago | Ars Technica

Supreme Court ruling won't kill Apple's 'slide to unlock' patent

In June, the US Supreme Court decided the Alice v. CLS Bank case , tweaking patent law in a way that suggests a lot more patents should be thrown out as overly abstract.


Related Topix: Patent / Trademark Law, Law

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Windsor Beacon

Chief: St. Louis officer on leave after video tirade

Video has surfaced showing a St. Louis County, Mo., police officer engaging in an hour-long lecture in which he rails against "our undocumented president," the "black-robed perverts" of the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. laws that promote equality, prompting the police chief to put him on administrative leave.


Related Topix: US News, Ferguson, MO, St Louis County, MO

Business Journal

Already on the ropes, Aereo dealt another setback

Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia leaves the U.S. Supreme Court following oral arguments by Aereo Inc. and American Broadcasting Companies Inc. on April 22. In June, the high court ruled in favor of the broadcasters, throwing Aereo's survival in doubt.


Related Topix: US News


Ruth Bader Ginsburg Skewers High Court For Forsaking Fight Against 'Real Racial Problem'

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said recent decisions by the high court undermine its role in solving a "real racial problem" in America.


Related Topix: US News, The Washington Post Company, Washington Post, Publishing, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender

Wall St. Cheat Sheet

SCOTUS Pauses Gay Marriage in VA: We're Back Where We Started

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the Fourth Circuit Court's ruling on same-sex marriage would be stayed for the time being, meaning couples eager to tie the knot across the state will once more have to wait out the legal doldrums in hopes of a gust of wind.


Related Topix: US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Business Journal

Flurry of U.S. Supreme Court decisions - restrictions for inventors?

Each year the U.S. Supreme Court decides about 70 to 90 cases. So far this year, six have been patent law cases sent up from the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.


Related Topix: US News, Science / Technology, Inventions, Patent / Trademark Law, Law, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals

The Supreme Court's Qualified Immunity Quintet

In his Section 1983 Litigation, Martin A. Schwartz reviews the five decisions concerning qualified immunity the U.S. Supreme Court rendered this past term, writing that while the court did not break new ground, it applied numerous important qualified immunity principles that make the decisions required reading for all 1983 litigators.


Related Topix: US News

Thu Aug 21, 2014

KELO-TV Sioux Falls

Court Decision Not a 'Big Victory for Drunk Drivers'

Law enforcement officers can make you walk the line if you get picked up for drunk driving, but they cannot take blood samples without your permission.


Related Topix: US News, Minnehaha County, SD, Sioux Falls, SD

Evening Sun

Questions, answers about use of force by police

The fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer has opened a debate over what level of force is appropriate when law enforcement confronts a citizen perceived to be a threat.


Related Topix: Prison, US News


US judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining judges across the country who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot.


Related Topix: Florida, Gay/Lesbian, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural, US News, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Carlsbad Current-Argus

Anna Nicole Smith's estate loses bid for millions

The estate of Anna Nicole Smith has failed in its final bid to obtain her late husband's money, seven years after the death of the Playboy model and reality TV star.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Anna Nicole Smith, Texas, Wedding, US News

Smith: Supreme Court must address citizenship oath

On Monday morning shortly before noon, Gillian Bennett dragged a foam mattress from her home on Bowen Island to one of her favourite spots on the grass, facing a craggy rock cliff, the place she had chosen to die.


Related Topix: Canada, Elizabeth Ii, Fife County, Scotland, World News, United Kingdom, US News, North America

The Bugle

Court: Police searches can include visitors' belongings

Someone visiting a home when police show up with a search warrant can have their own purses and personal property examined, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.


Related Topix: Arizona, Drugs, US News


Federal Judge Rules Indiana Must Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Indiana must recognize the legal marriages of same-sex couples who wed in other states, marking the 36th pro-equality ruling from federal or state courts since last summer's landmark LGBT victories at the U.S. Supreme Court.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Wedding, US Governors

Wed Aug 20, 2014

JD Supra

Lanham Act Claims Are Not Precluded by Compliance with the FDCA

In POM Wonderful LLC v. Coca-Cola Co ., , the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed that companies can bring unfair competition actions under the Lanham Act even when their competitors have complied with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act .


Related Topix: Patent / Trademark Law, Law, Beverages, CocaCola, US News, Environmental Law, Marketing, Healthcare Law

WTEN-TV Albany

Beheading spurs news attacks on Islamic militants

Virginia officials are preparing for the possibility that same-sex couples will be able to wed in the state Thursday by drafting a revised marriage license form for courthouse clerks to use as soon as they open... Same-sex couples will have to forget their plans to marry in Virginia - at least for now - after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday ... (more)


Related Topix: US News, Gay/Lesbian, Eric Holder, Rick Perry, US Governors

KESQ-TV Palm Desert

US Supreme Court puts Va. gay marriage on hold

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a request to delay enforcement of an appeals court ruling that overturned Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Same-Sex Marriages On Hold In Virginia After Supreme Court Weighs In

The U.S. Supreme Court has stepped in to block a federal appeals court ruling that would have allowed gay marriages to begin in Virginia on Thursday.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US News