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  • U.S. Supreme Court limits where patent-infringement cases can be filed

    05/22/2017 5:40:43 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 15 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Monday, May 22, 2017 4:51PM
    U.S. Supreme Court limits where patent-infringement cases can be filed; decision could limit venue-shopping “The Supreme Court on Monday limited the ability of patent holders to bring infringement lawsuits in courts that have plaintiff friendly reputations, a notable decision that could provide a boost to companies that defend against patent claims,” Brent Kendall reports for The Wall Street Journal. “The high court, in an opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas, ruled unanimously that a lower court has been following an incorrect legal standard for almost 30 years that made it possible for patent holders to sue companies in almost any U.S....
  • The Supreme Court Finds North Carolina's Racial Gerrymandering Unconstitutional

    05/22/2017 10:11:56 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 38 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 5/22/17 | VANN R. NEWKIRK II
    You don’t see a Kagan-Breyer-Ginsburg-Sotomayor-Thomas majority often in U.S. Supreme Court decisions, but today that quintet joined together to deal a blow to North Carolina Republicans. In the decision in Cooper v. Harris, the eight-member pre-Gorsuch roster upheld a district court’s ruling that two congressional districts in North Carolina were unconstitutional racial gerrymanders, putting an end to one part of a six-year saga that began with redistricting in 2011.
  • Peruta Likely to be Heard by the Supreme Court

    05/20/2017 8:16:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Rumors are flying that the Supreme Court to hear the appeal to the 9th Circuit decision on Peruta v. California.  It makes sense that the Court would agree to hear the appeal now that Justice Gorsuch is on the Court.  From scotusblog.com: There is only one new relist this week – but oh, what a relist it is. Peruta v. California, 16-894, asks whether the Second Amendment entitles citizens to carry handguns outside the home for self-defense – including concealed carry when carrying firearms openly is forbidden by state law. Under California law, openly carrying a handgun outside the...
  • Trump moves to get more conservatives on federal bench

    05/08/2017 6:58:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2017 | VIVIAN SALAMA
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration on Monday named 10 judges and other law professionals it plans to nominate for key posts as President Donald Trump works to place more conservatives on the nation's federal courts. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that among the candidates are individuals previously named on Trump's list of 21 possible picks for Supreme Court justice. All nominees would require Senate confirmation. The announcement came less than a month after Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, was confirmed, restoring the court's conservative tilt. Trump will nominate judges John K. Bush of Kentucky...
  • Power Move: Gorsuch Opts Out Of High Court Labor Pool

    05/04/2017 5:38:42 AM PDT · by Twotone · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 2, 2017 | Kevin Daley
    In an early show of independence, Justice Neil Gorsuch declined to join the Supreme Court’s “cert pool,” an administrative division of labor that allows for efficient review of the deluge of petitions the justices receive each term. snip On the other hand, it may simply reflect a preference for the work product of his own clerks, an inclination shared by other federal judges including Judge Alex Kozinski of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He may also feel that opting out of the pool ensures greater scrutiny is given to each petition. The decision also suggests Gorsuch might share...
  • Justice Neil Gorsuch is already shaking up business as usual at SCOTUS

    05/03/2017 8:06:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/03/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    He hasn’t been wearing the robes very long, but Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch (and I swear I will never get tired of typing that phrase) is striking out on his own path at the nation’s highest court. The Daily Caller put up this report yesterday and it deals with a somewhat controversial decision that Gorsuch made pretty much as soon as he’d taken his seat. It has to do with what’s referred to as the “cert pool” which is the method the court uses to determine which of the thousands of petitions they receive every year are...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump to stick with conservative list for next Supreme Court pick

    04/30/2017 7:19:34 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 87 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Steven Dinan
    President Trump will stick with the same list of potential nominees for the next Supreme Court vacancy, he told The Washington Times in an exclusive interview in which he also waved aside the lack of a honeymoon from Capitol Hill, saying Republicans are “going to get there” and Democrats are still smarting over losing an election they thought they couldn’t lose. .. He also said he expects the near-universal opposition to his agenda from congressional Democrats to wane. “I notice it calming down,” he said. Reflecting on his first weeks, the businessman turned statesman took pride in having upended traditional...
  • What If There Is Another Government Shutdown?

    04/29/2017 8:59:16 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/29/17 | KrisAnne Hall
    The shutdown showdown seems like a wild train ride and the political aftermath is only just picking up steam. I think it is important to be clear about what the faithful few are actually fighting for (and against) during the shutdown showdown. Let me reset the framework in the simplest possible terms, so that we don’t forget the essentials. Our federal government, created by the States in 1787, was designed to be a limited and defined federal government. Not my words, but the words of the people who created it - easily researchable and verifiable. James Madison (called the Father...
  • 4 Entertaining Moments During Oral Arguments Over Banning Churches From Public Funds

    04/26/2017 5:26:47 AM PDT · by Uncle Sam 911 · 15 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | April 24, 2017 | Travis Weber
    It’s not every day that you get such a collection of entertaining quotes from Supreme Court justices. Last week’s oral arguments in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer will decide whether a state can exclude a religious entity from a public grant program just because the entity is religious. These four entertaining moments from those arguments indicate the court will likely rule for the church in this case.
  • Neil Gorsuch and the State’s Power to Kill (BARF)

    04/25/2017 10:28:05 AM PDT · by DFG · 29 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 04/21/2017 | Times Editorial Board
    It’s not entirely fair to judge a Supreme Court justice based on his first vote. Urgent matters arise unexpectedly, and the court must sometimes act quickly. Still, it’s worth paying special attention to Justice Neil Gorsuch’s vote late Thursday night to deny a stay of execution for Ledell Lee, an Arkansas man who was sentenced to death in 1995 for murdering a woman named Debra Reese with a tire thumper. After Justice Gorsuch, along with the four other conservative justices, denied his final appeal without explanation, Mr. Lee, who maintained his innocence until the end, was executed by lethal injection....
  • Trump reschedules dinner with Supreme Court justices

    04/23/2017 6:32:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 23, 2017 | Brandon Carter
    President Trump planned to have dinner with the justices of the Supreme Court on Thursday evening, but the White House said Sunday evening the event will take place on a future date because of scheduling conflicts. Newly confirmed Justice Neil Gorsuch was slated to attend, but it was not clear which of the eight other justices might be present. Trump’s successful nomination of Gorsuch to the court is seen as a key accomplishment of his first 100 days in office, as he made good on a major promise of his campaign to fill the vacant seat left by Justice Antonin...
  • Trump eyeing second Supreme Court seat

    04/23/2017 1:09:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 23, 2017 | Lydia Wheeler
    Talk is already heating up that President Trump could have a chance to appoint a second person to the Supreme Court. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said this week that another opening could come as soon as this summer, and there have been rumors that Justice Anthony Kennedy, often a swing voter on the court, could retire soon. Kennedy, 80, was nominated to the court by President Reagan....
  • Ted Cruz For Next SCOTUS Vacancy

    04/22/2017 10:52:23 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 140 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-22-17 | Daniel John Sobieski
    While the chattering class was lamenting the delay on ObamaCare repeal and replace and promised tax reform, they ignored perhaps the most importance consequence of President Trump’s election, a major accomplishment in his first 100 days, the transformation of the Supreme Court into a conservative and constitutional bastion of freedom. The appointment and confirmation of Judge Neil  Gorsuch has already borne fruit as he cast the deciding vote allowing the execution of multiple Arkansas death row inmates to proceed. As Bloomberg Politics reported: Justice Neil Gorsuch took his first major action on the U.S. Supreme Court by casting the deciding...
  • With Gorsuch’s Vote, Supreme Court Allows Arkansas to Execute Ledell Lee

    04/21/2017 8:09:51 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 59 replies
    Slate ^ | April 21, 2017 | Mark Joseph Stern
    On Thursday night, Arkansas executed Ledell Lee—the state’s first execution in 12 years. Lee is one of eight men whom Arkansas originally planned to kill over 11 days before one drug in the three-drug lethal injection cocktail expires. Four of these men have received stays of execution, but Lee’s final plea to the U.S. Supreme Court was rejected by a 5–4 vote. Justice Neil Gorsuch cast the deciding vote allowing Lee to die. It was his first vote cast as a justice of the court.
  • Supreme Court orders refunds for people whose criminal convictions are overturned

    04/21/2017 5:59:04 AM PDT · by blueplum · 6 replies
    LA Times ^ | 19 April 2017 3:05pm | David G. Savage
    People who are freed from prison when their convictions are reversed deserve a refund of what they paid in fees, court costs and restitution, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. “They are entitled to be presumed innocent” once their convictions are thrown out, said Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and the state “has zero claim” to their money. {snip} Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. agreed with the outcome in the Colorado case, but said it was “unnecessary for the court to issue a sweeping pronouncement on restitution.” The court noted that new Justice Neil M. Gorsuch took no part in the case.
  • Supreme Court appears ready to break down a church-state barrier in certain circumstances

    04/21/2017 5:49:39 AM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    LA Times ^ | 19 April 2017 | David G. Savage
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared ready to break down at least part of the longstanding church-state barrier that has prevented religious schools from receiving public funds. The justices gave a skeptical hearing to a Missouri lawyer who was defending the state’s decision to reject a grant request from a Lutheran preschool seeking to participate in a state program that provides money to schools to rubberize the surface of their playgrounds. Missouri’s constitution, like those in at least 36 other states, bars sending tax money to churches and church schools. But most of the justices signaled they will rule for...
  • Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA): Expect a Supreme Court resignation 'this summer'

    04/20/2017 11:27:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/20/17 | Robert Laurie
    Here we go again... From day one of the Trump candidacy, I’ve said “If he denies the Democrats a Supreme Court appointment, his presidency is worth it.” No matter what else happens, the SCOTUS was and is the key to salvaging the country. Had Hillary been allowed to alter it, it would have been disastrous. Fortunately, President Trump won and Neil Gorsuch is now on the bench. Now, people are starting to wonder just how many bites at the Supreme Court apple Trump is going to get. He’s already had one. If Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley is right, a second...
  • Brilliant new plan: Trump gets Ruth Ginsburg to retire and agrees to replace her with… Garland

    04/18/2017 1:00:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 118 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/18/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    I’m not sure who Allan Smith at Business Insider ran into who put a bug in his ear to talk to Trump confidant Chris Ruddy, but it must have been one heck of a conversation. The bottom line is pretty much the summation found in the title of this article. In order to avoid any more angst or consternation around Supreme Court nominations, Trump could short circuit the entire discussion by getting Ruth Bader Ginsburg to retire now rather than trying to stick it out for four more years. And what would she get in return? A promise that...
  • Gorsuch breaks mold, asks numerous questions in Supreme Court debut

    04/17/2017 1:31:48 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 44 replies
    FoxNews Politics ^ | April 17, 2017 | Bill Mears
    WASHINGTON – An upbeat Justice Neil Gorsuch wasted little time getting to work in his first public session Monday as the 113th member of the Supreme Court. Sitting at the far right end of the nine-member bench, Gorsuch spent the morning hearing three oral arguments, each lasting about an hour. In his first case, considering a federal workplace discrimination claim, the newest justice was among the most active of questioners -- unusual for the court "rookie."
  • The Supreme Court Was “Politicized” Long Ago

    04/14/2017 9:21:28 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    City Journal ^ | 13 Apr, 2017 | Rafael Mangual
    Liberals shocked by the Garland/Gorsuch episode ignore a long history. On Thursday, the New York Times’s Linda Greenhouse lamented the confirmation of now-Justice Neil Gorsuch, asserting that Republicans have over-politicized the Supreme Court, thereby jeopardizing its integrity. In making her case, Greenhouse displays ignorance of both our constitutional structure and the political history that rendered the Court an “electoral prize,” which has been the case long before Republicans blocked the 2016 nomination of Merrick Garland. Though there is not likely to be much of a gap between how Justice Gorsuch and the late Justice Scalia would have ruled on cases...