Tag Archives: SCOTUS

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Seven Patent Petitions Queued Up for Supreme Court’s New Term

Seven Patent Petitions Queued Up for Supreme Court’s New Term

By Tony Dutra, Bloomberg BNA The U.S. Supreme Court could kick off its new term by deciding to revisit its landmark 2014 ruling on patent eligibility that wiped out protection for many software-based inventions. Synopsys Inc. filed the petition asking the court to clarify its ruling in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l and its

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The Supreme Court Gets Its First Test of Gay Rights Since 2015

By Greg Stohr, Bloomberg Businessweek When the U.S. Supreme Court reconvenes on Oct. 2, it will begin a term full of potential blockbuster cases. Disputes over partisan gerrymandering, cell phone privacy, and Donald Trump’s travel ban are already on the docket. Showdowns over public-sector union fees, antigay job discrimination, and voter-ID laws might be close

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Noel Francisco Confirmed as U.S. Solicitor General

By Jessie Kokrda Kamens, Bloomberg BNA The U.S. Senate confirmed Noel Francisco Sept. 19 to be solicitor general, the government’s top lawyer at the U.S. Supreme Court. Francisco served as deputy solicitor general and acting solicitor general after President Donald Trump took office. Francisco’s name was floated early for solicitor general, but his prospects seemed

Edie Windsor, center, plaintiff in the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) listens to a speaker at a rally on Christopher Street after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the DOMA and declined to rule on the California law Proposition 8 in New York, N.Y., U.S. on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. A divided U.S. Supreme Court gave a landmark victory to the gay-rights movement, striking down a federal law that denies benefits to same-sex married couples and clearing the way for weddings to resume in California.
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Edith Windsor, Plaintiff in Same-Sex Marriage Ruling, Dies at 88

By Laurence Arnold, Bloomberg News Edith Windsor, the Manhattan resident whose love affair formed the basis for the 2013 Supreme Court decision establishing federal rights for same-sex married couples, has died. She was 88. She died on Tuesday in Manhattan, the New York Times reported, citing her wife, Judith Kasen-Windsor, whom she married in 2016.

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How ‘Friends’ of the Court Can Tip the Scales of Justice

By Zachary Mider, Bloomberg News  The nation’s highest courts are hearing from a lot of “friends” these days — outside parties who weigh in on consequential judicial decisions by filing legal briefs. This week, Bloomberg News is publishing a series of stories revealing how these friends aren’t always who they appear to be. Sometimes, they’re paid lobbyists in

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Supreme Court Signals Interest in Confederate Symbols

By Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson, Bloomberg BNA The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court signaled Aug. 29 that they may be interested in reviewing the display of controversial Confederate symbols. The high court asked Mississippi Gov. Dewey Phillip Bryant (R) to respond to a lawsuit challenging the inclusion of the Confederate Battle Flag on the state’s

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Ex-Uber Engineer Takes Her Tale of Harassment to Supreme Court

By Peter Blumberg, Bloomberg News Susan Fowler, whose blog post helped drive Uber Technologies Inc.’s Travis Kalanick out of his job, is now weighing in about toxic workplaces at the U.S. Supreme Court. The former software engineer at the San Francisco-based startup asked the nation’s highest court to forbid companies from barring disgruntled employees like

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AmEx Defends Antitrust Win to Supreme Court

By Liz Crampton and Eleanor Tyler, Bloomberg BNA American Express Co. told the U.S. Supreme Court that a federal appeals court correctly rejected antitrust allegations levied against it by the Justice Department and several state attorneys general and encouraged the high court not to take the case. In a brief filed late Aug. 21, American