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24 Feb 2011
by Daniel Richey

[JURIST] A group of law professors asked Congress Wednesday to extend the Code of Conduct for United States Judges [text, PDF] to apply to the Supreme Court [official website]. In a letter [text, PDF] to the House and Senate Judiciary Comittees [official websites], more than 100 law professors representing 67 … [read more]


Legal News
8 Jun 2009
by Andrew Morgan

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] issued opinions in five cases on Monday. In Republic of Iraq v. Beaty [Cornell LII backgrounder; JURIST report] and Iraq v. Simon, the Court ruled [opinion, PDF] that Iraq has sovereign immunity from US court jurisdiction in cases alleging mistreatment … [read more]


Legal News
4 Mar 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF; briefs] in two criminal procedure cases Wednesday. In Abuelhawa v. United States [oral arguments transcript, PDF] the Court heard arguments on whether a defendant who used a cellphone for the misdemeanor purchase of cocaine … [read more]


Legal News
3 Mar 2009
by Andrew Morgan

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF; briefs] in two cases on Tuesday. In Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Company [oral arguments transcript, PDF] the Court heard arguments on whether they should adopt a constitutional standard for requiring state judges to … [read more]


Legal News
14 Nov 2008
by Devin Montgomery

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] granted certiorari [order list, PDF] in five cases Friday. In Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Company [docket; cert. petition, PDF] the Court will consider whether a decision by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Justice Brent Benjamin [official profile] not … [read more]

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