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Veteran Supreme Court Reporter Analyzes Roberts Court's Form Of 'Judicial Activism'
Posted on 7 Jul 2011 by Gregg Lawson

PHILADELPHIA - Does the U.S. Supreme Court under Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. engage in judicial activism? Yes, according to a reporter who has covered the high court for more than 50 years. But, he says, that's not a negative quality, or unusual... Read More

High Court Adopts Forward-Looking Method Of Calculating Disposable Income
Posted on 8 Jun 2010 by James Cordrey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court in an 8-1 decision June 7 affirmed an appellate court's ruling and held that when a bankruptcy court calculates a debtor's projected disposable income, the court may account for changes... Read More

Supreme Court: Title VII Forbids Third-Party Retaliation
Posted on 24 Jan 2011 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) An employer may not use third-party reprisal as a means of retaliating against the third party's fiancée, an employee who filed a discrimination claim, and the third-party employee has standing to sue the... Read More

High Court Adopts Recommendations On Interstate Waste Agreement
Posted on 1 Jun 2010 by Samantha Drake

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 1 adopted recommendations by a court-appointed special master in litigation brought by four states and an interstate commission challenging North Carolina's alleged breach of a radioactive... Read More

Scalia's Pro-Tobacco Order Tossed By Supreme Court
Posted on 5 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia exercised a rarely used power last fall to let Philip Morris USA and three other big tobacco companies delay making multimillion-dollar payments for a program to help people quit smoking. Scalia... Read More

High Court Wary Of Legal Fight Over Navy Plane
Posted on 18 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Supreme Court justices seemed in general agreement Tuesday that the best way to resolve a long-running, billion-dollar dispute between the government and two big defense contractors is to say, in Justice Antonin Scalia's words... Read More

High Court Rules Against Banning Violent Video Sales To Kids
Posted on 28 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) States cannot ban the sale or rental of ultraviolent video games to children, the Supreme Court ruled Monday, rejecting such limits as a violation of young people's First Amendment rights and leaving it up to parents and the... Read More

Conservatives Limit Consumer, Rights Class Action Lawsuits
Posted on 27 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court's conservative majority made it harder for people to band together to sue the nation's largest businesses in the two most far-reaching rulings of the term the justices are wrapping up on Monday. The two... Read More

Kennedy's Clout Could Grow On High Court
Posted on 12 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Justice Anthony Kennedy, who already decides whether liberals or conservatives win the Supreme Court's most closely contested cases, is about to take on an even more influential behind-the-scenes role with the retirement of... Read More

High Court Says Black Firefighter Lawsuit Can Proceed
Posted on 24 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (AP) The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a group of African Americans did not wait too long to sue Chicago over a hiring test they challenged as discriminatory, freeing them to further press their case. It is the second time in... Read More

High Court Decision In Wal-Mart Case A Blow To Class Actions
Posted on 22 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Mounting a large-scale bias claim against a huge company will be more difficult in light of a Supreme Court decision that found no convincing proof of discrimination on which to allow a class action against retail giant Wal-Mart... Read More