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Pfizer Stock Sold, Roberts To Hear Company's Cases

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Chief Justice John Roberts has sold his shares of Pfizer Inc., a move that allows him to participate in two pending Supreme Court cases involving the pharmaceutical maker. Federal law requires judges to sit out cases if they own even a single share of stock. . . . Full version...

Obama Taps N.Y. Lawyer For D.C. Circuit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated the general counsel for the Manhattan district attorney's office to a vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The D.C. Circuit is considered the country's most influential federal court aside from the Supreme...

High Court Looks At Military Funeral Protests

YORK, Pa. - (AP) One thing Al Snyder wants to make clear: His boy fought and died for freedom in Iraq, but not for the right of some "wackos" to spew hate at soldiers' funerals under the protection of the Constitution. "It's an insult to myself, my family and the veterans. . ....

Free Speech Cases At Top Of Supreme Court's Agenda

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 a California law banning the sale of violent. . ....

Supreme Court Grapples With NASA Privacy Questions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court seemed unwilling Tuesday to restrict the government's ability to investigate the people who want to work inside its installations in the post-9/11 world, despite concerns that federal officials could go too far when prying into people's private lives...

Supreme Court Affirms: Trademark Case Mooted By Covenant Not To Sue

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals properly rejected trademark counterclaims levied against Nike Inc. where a covenant not to sue entered into by the counterclaimant extinguished any justiciable controversy between the two, the U.S. Supreme Court held Jan. 9 (...