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Historic Moment: 3 Women to Serve Together on Supreme Court as Senate Confirms Elena Kagan
Posted on 5 Aug 2010 by Gregg Lawson

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

State Net Capitol Journal: Presidential Race Bound for Another Bush v. Gore?
Posted on 28 Sep 2012 by State Net

This year's presidential election could very well end much like that of 2000, with its controversial U.S. Supreme Court ruling on "hanging chads." Over the past few weeks, nearly a dozen decisions have been handed down by state and federal... Read More

Supreme Court Finds No Standing To Appeal Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
Posted on 27 Jun 2013 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Law Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Proponents of California's Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage did not have standing to appeal a ruling finding the ballot initiative unconstitutional, the U.S. Supreme Court held June 26 in a 5-4 ruling ( Dennis... Read More

TCPA Does Not Deprive Federal Courts Of Jurisdiction, Supreme Court Rules
Posted on 18 Jan 2012 by Timothy Raub

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991's (TCPA) "permissive grant of jurisdiction to state courts" does not deprive federal district courts of federal question jurisdiction over private TCPA lawsuits, a unanimous... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: What Supreme Court Decisions Could Mean For the States
Posted on 30 Jul 2013 by State Net

By Lou Cannon The Supreme Court's momentous rulings last month on three issues shook up the country and the states. The court gave conservatives a victory on voting rights while moving the country in a liberal direction on marriage equality. Disappointing... Read More

Fenster on Exactions Takings - Looking Ahead to Supreme Court Review of Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District
Posted on 5 Feb 2013 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Law Community Staff

By Mark Fenster In Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District , the U.S. Supreme Court will have the opportunity to clarify two regulatory takings issues: whether Nollan and Dolan apply to money exactions, and whether they apply to exactions... Read More

High Court Declines To Consider Constitutionality Of Damages In File-Sharing Case
Posted on 21 May 2012 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Law Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on May 21 rejected a petition for certiorari by a Massachusetts man who was found liable for copyright infringement related to his sharing of 30 songs on peer-to-peer (P2P) websites, making no comment... Read More

Pfizer Petition for Certiorari Denied by U.S. Supreme Court In Trovan Nigerian Clinical Trial Case
Posted on 2 Jul 2010 by Tom Moylan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 29 rejected Pfizer Inc.'s petition for a writ of certiorari involving the claims of Nigerians allegedly injured during a 1996 Trovan clinical trial in their country, allowing the claims... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Former Preclearance States Moving Ahead With Voting Law Changes
Posted on 16 Jul 2013 by State Net

Within hours of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling last month freeing states with a history of voter discrimination from having to obtain federal approval before making any changes to their voting laws, Texas officials announced they would begin enforcing... Read More

High Court: Ban On Benefits For Same-Sex Married Couples Unconstitutional
Posted on 26 Jun 2013 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) In a 5-to-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26 struck down as unconstitutional Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as the legal union between one man and one woman as husband... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Justice Department Sues To Block N.C. Voter ID Law
Posted on 8 Oct 2013 by State Net

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit last month to block North Carolina's new voter ID law, which some critics have called the most sweeping of its kind. The law was signed by Gov. Pat McCrory (R) in August, just two months after the... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Reverses Ruinous Forestry Ruling
Posted on 25 Mar 2013 by William Perry Pendley

By William Perry Pendley DENVER - A western, nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation with decades of experience in environmental and forestry issues on March 20 celebrated a near-unanimous ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States reversing... Read More