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3 Women On Supreme Court: How Big A Difference?
Posted on 9 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) At least once a term for 13 years, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recalled, some lawyer arguing before the Supreme Court would mistake her for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, or vice versa. No matter that Brooklyn-born Ginsburg and... Read More

Free Speech Cases At Top Of Supreme Court's Agenda
Posted on 4 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) First Amendment cases top the Supreme Court's docket as it begins a new term with a new justice and three women on the bench for the first time. The court will look at provocative anti-gay protests at military funerals and... Read More

Senate Confirms Kagan As Supreme Court's 112th Justice
Posted on 5 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Senate confirmed Elena Kagan Thursday as the Supreme Court's 112th justice and fourth woman, selecting a scholar with a reputation for brilliance, a dry sense of humor and a liberal legal bent. The vote was 63-37 for President... Read More

High Court: Fee Awards Subject To Offset To Satisfy Debt Owed U.S. Government
Posted on 14 Jun 2010 by James Cordrey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court on June 14 reversed an Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling and held that an attorney fees award is payable to the litigant; therefore, it is subject to an offset to satisfy the litigant's... Read More

Panel: How Kagan Will Affect Supreme Court Hard To Judge
Posted on 23 Sep 2010 by Gregg Lawson

PHILADELPHIA - New U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan may well be more moderate than retired Justice John Paul Stevens, and the court may miss Steven's leadership, panelists at the Sept. 20 Supreme Court Preview at the National Constitution Center... Read More

Senate Confirms Kagan As Fourth Woman Supreme Court Justice
Posted on 5 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate voted 63-37 today to confirm Elena Kagan as the 112th justice and fourth woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Five Republicans, the two Senate independents and all but one Democrat supported President Barack Obama's... Read More

U.S. High Court Issues Split Ruling On Blanket Strip-Search Policy
Posted on 2 Apr 2012 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Strip searching all new arrestees with or without suspicion before mixing them with the general jail population is appropriate, a split U.S. Supreme Court ruled April 2 ( Albert W. Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court: No Stay In Union Dispute Despite Questions Over NLRB Quorum
Posted on 7 Feb 2013 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 6 denied an application for a stay filed by a Connecticut nursing home company in a suit over a union strike in light of questions over the legitimacy of 2012 appointments to the National... Read More

Supreme Court Hears Arguments Over Vaccine Preemption
Posted on 12 Oct 2010 by Michael Lefkowitz

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The extent to which tort claims for alleged vaccine injury are permitted by legislation that created a federal compensation system was brought before the U.S. Supreme Court Oct. 12 ( Russell Bruesewitz, et al. v. Wyeth... Read More