June 17, 2014
by Zachariah Rivenbark
05/27/2014: Supreme Court found Florida IQ cutoff for executions unconstitutional. 03/03/2014: Supreme Court heard oral arguments on death penalty for intellectually disabled. 05/02/2014: Obama expressed desire to ask AG Holder to investigate death penalty issues. 05/02/2014: UN urged death ...[read more]
April 30, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court on Wednesday heard its final oral arguments of the term. In Limelight Networks v. Akamai Technologies the court heard arguments on whether a company can be held liable for inducing patent infringement even when no one company has committed direct patent infringement. Akamai ...[read more]
April 29, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a pair of cases dealing with warrantless searches of suspects' cell phones. Riley v. California is a state court case that involves a challenge to searching an arrested individual without a warrant. After being arrested, police examined Riley's ...[read more]
April 29, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in two cases concerning attorney's fees in patent disputes. In Octane Fitness v. ICON Health and Fitness the court ruled that the framework used by the district court to award attorney's fees was too rigid. Section 285 of the Patent Act authorizes a district ...[read more]
April 28, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Monday. The court heard arguments first in Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc., a long-running patent infringement case. Biosig sued Nautilus in 2004, alleging that Nautilus infringed its patent for a heart rate monitor. A district ...[read more]
April 23, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Wednesday. In United States v. Clarke the court heard arguments on whether an unsupported allegation that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a summons for an improper purpose entitles an opponent to an evidentiary hearing to question ...[read more]
April 22, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Tuesday. In Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus the court heard arguments on whether an Ohio law that imposes penalties for making knowingly false statements about political candidates violates the right to free speech. The Ohio law makes it a ...[read more]
April 21, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in two cases. In Republic of Argentina v. NML Capital Ltd. the court heard arguments on whether a hedge fund could subpoena banks for information about Argentina's non-US assets following the country's default on $100 billion in sovereign debt in ...[read more]
April 3, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday on the requirements to allege breach of fiduciary duties over an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). In Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer, the court will determine the scope of the fiduciary duties that the trustees of an ESOP owe to the ...[read more]
April 2, 2014
by Alexandra Cabonor
JURIST Guest Columnist Paul M. Smith of Jenner & Block discusses the recent oral arguments in Hall v. Florida...In 2002, the US Supreme Court held in Atkins v. Virginia that the prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment contained in the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution ...[read more]

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