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Who reigned Supreme?

Each June when the U.S. Supreme Court wraps up its term, the same question is asked in legal circles: who won more — businesses or plaintiffs? While typically neither business leaders nor trial lawyers are known for passing on an opportunity to celebrate success ...

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Podcasts examine historic Supreme Court rulings

Supreme Court buffs now have a new resource that puts information about the Court's most famous rulings at their fingertips — and on their iPods. The U.S. Courts has released the first in a series of podcasts examining some of the Court’s most historic rulings.

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In drug tort suits, it’s a name game

The Supreme Court ruling late last month that state-law failure-to-warn claims against generic drug makers are preempted by federal law — handed down just two years after the court held that brand-name drug makers could face such suits — creates a legal discrepancy ...

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High Court’s latest term

First amendment protections and the interests of big business are among the gainers in the latest term of the U.S. Supreme Court. “I think it was a relatively uneventful term as court terms go,” said Jeffrey A. Wadsworth, a partner at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP.

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Local attorneys react to ‘Global Warming’ decision

In its American Electric Power Co. Inc. v. Connecticut decision issued June 20, the U.S. Supreme Court kept six states from suing power plants for their greenhouse gas emissions and said among other things, that the Environmental Protection Agency, not federal judges, should regulate greenhouse gases.

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Senate Democrats rap ‘pro-business’ Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats at a partisan-tinged hearing say the Supreme Court's conservative majority is wrongly favoring businesses over consumers, employees and investors. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy opened a committee ...

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Court: California can’t ban violent video games from sale, rental

WASHINGTON , D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to let California regulate the sale or rental of violent video games to children, saying governments do not have the power to “restrict the ideas to which children may be exposed” despite complaints about graphic violence.

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Some think ‘Miranda’ decision misses mark

In a close 5-4 decision last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled police must consider an in custody suspect’s age in deciding whether to give a Miranda warning. In the case of J.D.B. v. North Carolina, a 13 year old special needs student was questioned about a series of burglaries ...

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