April 17, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Tuesday in Genesis HealthCare Corp. v. Symczyk that the claim was moot because respondent "had no personal interest in representing putative, unnamed claimants, nor any other continuing interest that would preserve her suit from mootness." The original question ...[read more]
January 9, 2013
by Brandon Gatto
The US Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in Already, LLC v. Nike, Inc. that Nike's covenant not to enforce a trademark against Already's existing products and any future "colorable imitations" moots Already's action to have the trademark declared invalid. In this case, the court considered whether ...[read more]
December 4, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard arguments in two cases Monday. The first case, Genesis HealthCare Corp. v. Symczyk, concerned whether an issue at the center of a lawsuit is moot if an offer is made to settle with the potential plaintiff. Federal Rule of Civil Procedure (FRCP) 68 encourages settling ...[read more]
June 5, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ordered attorneys in the case of a former Guantanamo Bay detainee to supply briefs explaining whether the issue has become moot. The case revolves around the war crimes conviction of former detainee Salim Ahmed Hamdan. Hamdan has ...[read more]
April 16, 2012
by Jamie Davis
The Supreme Court of the Philippines on Monday released its 9-6 decision dismissing seven suits filed against former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo that challenged the constitutionality of the declaration of martial law she made in 2009. The court also determined that the suits were rendered ...[read more]
February 25, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
On February 25, 2011, the Obama administration requested in a brief that the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit delay its review of an order striking down the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) policy. The administration sought the delay after President Barack Obama signed a ...[read more]
November 28, 2011
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Ann Schunicht, Saint Louis University School of Law Class of 2012, is a member of the Health Law Moot Court Competition Team. She compares the recently abandoned CLASS Act to France's long-term health care system, arguing that the act's failure was a missed opportunity to ...[read more]
June 27, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
The US Supreme Court, ruled Monday in a per curiam opinion in US v. Juvenile Male that the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit had no authority to rule that the requirements of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act of 2006 (SORNA) violate the ex post facto clause of the ...[read more]
April 1, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On April 1, 2010, a judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed as moot 105 habeas corpus petitions of non-citizen former Guantanamo Bay detainees who were no longer in US custody. Judge Thomas Hogan wrote that in deciding the case, the court was answering one of the ...[read more]
February 1, 2011
by Joseph Schaeffer
Sara Burhan Abdullah, Pitt Law LLM '08 and JD '11, was a judge at the Iraqi National Rounds for the Jessup International Moot Court Competition. She shares her impressions of Iraqi students and judges' performance... I was invited to judge the Iraqi National Rounds for the Jessup International ...[read more]

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