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Justice Thomas’ friendship with GOP donor raises more ethical questions

The exit from Congress of one of Justice Clarence Thomas’s most vocal critics has not stopped ethical questions from being raised about the Supreme Court justice’s associations. In January, liberal lobbying group Common Cause asked the Justice Department ...

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Court: Individuals can challenge federal law

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that an individual convicted under a federal statute implementing an international treaty has standing to challenge the law on Tenth Amendment grounds could have a ripple effect in a host of future cases, from challenges to the federal health care law to drug litigation.

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Author profiles Supreme Court justices

Whether they know it or not, most everyone knows Bryan Garner’s work. He is after all the editor of Blacks Law Dictionary (since 1995) and the author of numerous books and articles on legal writing. “He’s prolific. He’s the guru of legal writing,” according to David Voisinet ...

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Justices using more words

As the October 2010 term draws nearer to its close, U.S. Supreme Court opinions are getting wordier. At the same time, the justices appear to be parsing those words much more by making frequent uses of dictionaries in their analyses.

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Recent decision good news for PAETEC

AT&T and other larger communications companies will have to share their lines with their smaller competitors. The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled last week that AT&T Michigan, as an incumbent local exchange carrier ...

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U.S. Supreme Court nixes shareholders’ 10-b claim

A service management company cannot be liable under Securities and Exchange Commission Rule 10b-5 for alleged securities violations of the mutual funds it sponsors, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled. The case was a class action brought by shareholders ...

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