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Obama Emboldened For Another Supreme Court Pick

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (AP) Emboldened by success the first time around, President Barack Obama is likely to pick the Supreme Court nominee he wants and let the confirmation fight proceed from there, putting huge emphasis on a justice who would bring a fight-for-the-little-guy sensibility to the job...

High Court: Fee Awards Subject To Offset To Satisfy Debt Owed U.S. Government

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 pre-existing obligation when a debt...

U.S. Supreme Court Cites Moore's Federal Practice

On June 7, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court cited to Moore's Federal Practice in an important case on federal civil procedure. In Krupski v. Costa Crociere S. p. A. , Justice Sonia Sotomayor, writing for a unanimous court, clarified the operation of Civil Rule 15(c) in cases in which a plaintiff sues...

Senate Confirms Kagan As Fourth Woman Supreme Court Justice

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 second appointment to the high court in a year...

Senate Confirms Kagan As Supreme Court's 112th Justice

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 Barack Obama's nominee to succeed retired...

3 Women On Supreme Court: How Big A Difference?

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 O'Connor, raised on a ranch in Arizona, look...

Panel: How Kagan Will Affect Supreme Court Hard To Judge

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 here said. Justice Elena Kagan "There...

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...

U.S. High Court Issues Split Ruling On Blanket Strip-Search Policy

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 of the County of Burlington, et al. , No.10-945...

U.S. High Court: State’s Lawsuit On Behalf Of Citizens Is Not Mass Action

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey's) A state’s lawsuit seeking restitution for itself and its citizens, in which it is the only named plaintiff, does not qualify as a mass action under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Jan. 14 ( State of Mississippi...