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  1. Judge Issues Aereo Injunction, Stops Short of Enjoining Time-ShiftingRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Hollywood Reporter

    ... still being broadcast." That's mostly what the TV broadcasters were hoping to get after Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer offered a majority opinion last June that held that Aereo's system of capturing over-the-air TV signals and relaying ...

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  2. Supreme Court declines to review same-sex marriage casesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 6 | SouthCoastToday.com

    ... The Windsor decision was decided on a 5 to 4 vote, with the court's liberals - Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan - joining Kennedy. It takes only four votes, however, to grant review of lower court ...

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  3. The court is right: San Francisco's Ellis Act fees were too...Read the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | SFGate

    San Francisco's scorching-hot rental market is burning tenants - but the city is going to have to find another way to help them besides shaking down property owners. U. S. District Judge Charles Breyer ruled this week that San Francisco's new ordinance, which substantially raised the tenant relocation fees that landlords must pay when they decide to get out of the rental business, is unconstitutional.

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  4. S.F. Will Appeal Judge's Ruling Against Eviction PaymentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | SocketSite

    San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera has officially announced that his office will appeal yesterday's ruling by U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer , a ruling which struck down San Francisco's recently adopted law that requires landlords in San Francisco who invoke the Ellis Act to pay their evicted tenants an upfront sum equal to the difference between their current rent and the rent they would pay for a similar market-rate unit over the course of two years. "There should be no doubt that when a landlord evicts a rent-controlled tenant, the immense rent increase the tenant faces is the direct result of the landlord's decision to evict," Herrera said.

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  5. Make My DayTHE Reluctant Evolution of a Computer GeekRead the original story

    Feb 4, 2010 | American Reporter

    ... Antonin Scalia and Samuel Alito were in the majority. Justices John Paul Stevens, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor were in the minority. In his 90-page dissent denouncing the decision, Stevens said that "while American ...

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  6. Silent treatmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Economist

    ... a six-page dissent, which Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan joined. (Rick Hasen asks why Justice Stephen Breyer, the fourth liberal justice, did not sign on to the dissent; one strong possibility is that he was asleep.) Octogenarian Supreme ...

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  7. Doubts About Jurisdictional Doubts in DartRead the original story

    Wednesday | PrawfsBlawg

    Could there be outside-the-box solutions to the jurisdictional puzzle in Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Company, LLC v. Owens ? I recently chatted about this topic with Akhil Amar, one of the five people still interested in it.

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  8. The Line Out of This Place Is as Long as the Amazon.com RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | JD Supra

    This month, the U.S. Supreme Court heard argument in a case that would seem to raise easy enough questions: When does an employee's workday begin and end? What activities count as "work"? However, these questions have given way to tortured analysis and fairly arbitrary results. Over the years, courts have ruled pre-shift and post-shift activities are compensable if they are "integral and indispensable" to the principal activity of the employment, whereas activities falling outside this definition are considered "preliminary" and "postliminary" and therefore not compensable.

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  9. Judge says S.F.'s tenant eviction relocation fees are unconstitutionalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Business Journal

    City Attorney Dennis Herrera's office is deciding whether to appeal a federal court ruling that San Francisco's tenant eviction relocation fee law is unconstitutional. U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer tossed out the law on Tuesday, saying it violated property rights, according to a story in the San Francisco Chronicle.

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  10. Federal Judge Strikes Down City Ordinance Requiring Steep Payouts to Ellis Act EvicteesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | SF Appeal

    A federal judge today struck down a San Francisco ordinance that steeply increased payments landlords were required to pay tenants evicted from properties they intended to take off the rental market, finding the law was an unconstitutional seizure by the government. The legislation drafted by Supervisor David Campos took effect in June and required landlords to pay two years worth of the difference between the tenants' rent-controlled rate and the market rate, determined by a formula developed by the city controller's office.

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  11. Judge strikes down Ellis Act payoutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | SFBay

    A federal judge Tuesday struck down a San Francisco ordinance that steeply increased payments landlords were required to pay tenants evicted from properties they intended to take off the rental market, finding the law was an unconstitutional seizure by the government. The legislation drafted by Supervisor David Campos took effect in June and required landlords to pay two years worth of the difference between the tenants' rent-controlled rate and the market rate, determined by a formula developed by the city controller's office.

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  12. Two-Year Payout For Evicted Tenants Ruled UnconstitutionalRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | SocketSite

    The communist block of 4 has resorted to violating the constitutional rights of landlords in order to protect their failed system. Thanks to Judge Breyer and the constitution, they are temporarily stopped.

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  13. Big Win for San Francisco LandlordsRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 21 | Courthouse News Service

    A federal judge ruled Tuesday that San Francisco cannot solve its housing shortage by requiring landlords, through a relocation assistance ordinance, to retroactively pay massive amounts to evict tenants under California's Ellis Act. "The City seeks to have its cake and eat it too, looking to the ordinance's stated public purposes to satisfy the Public Use Clause but looking only to an individual tenant's private circumstance to satisfy rough proportionality," U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer wrote.

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  14. The Indefiniteness of What is 'Routine, Well-understood and...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | jdsupra.com

    Castigating the Supreme Court, at least in patent circles, has become as prevalent as the Court's forays into patent law have been to overrule the Federal Circuit. While even those who give the Court the benefit of the doubt and appreciate the parsimony with which many of its decisions are written, the cultural and institutional differences between the way the Court addresses issues, and the higher certainty that those who rely on intellectual property protection need to justify the investment that turns innovation into commercialization, frustrate both.

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  15. Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Appellate Standard of Review Over Patent Claim ConstructionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | JD Supra

    The United States Supreme Court heard oral argument October 15, 2014, in Teva Pharm. USA, Inc. v.

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  16. Supreme Court: Should Appeal Give Deference to Lower Courts on Claim Construction?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 20 | jdsupra.com

    On October 15, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc., et al. v. Sandoz Inc., et al. , case number 13-854.

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  17. Obama confident he could replace GinsburgRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 20 | The Hill

    ... s control the Senate, Obama said. In addition to the 81-year-old Ginsburg, many court watchers have suggested Stephen Breyer, 75, might be considering retirement before the end of Obama's term.

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  18. Dick Morris: Texas Photo ID Ruling Slows Obama's 'Power Grab'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 19 | News Max

    ... a Texas District Court's verdict invalidating the id law. The vote was 6-3 with Clinton appointee Justice Stephen Breyer joining the five conservatives on the Court. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott argued that with birth certificates available ...

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  19. Supreme Court rules Texas can enforce voter ID lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 18 | USA Today

    ... who upheld the Texas law but not Wisconsin's were Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer. Both the Texas and Wisconsin cases will go forward on their merits; the flurry of activity that ended at the Supreme Court ...

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  20. A Fight About How To Whiten Your Teeth Went All The Way To The Supreme CourtRead the original story

    Saturday Oct 18 | Silicon Alley Insider

    ... complained that North Carolina has given a "group of private actors a pass on antitrust litigation". Stephen Breyer mused that if the state were to let a group of wine merchants or truckers fix their own prices, "they might get out of hand." ...

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