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High court rejects appeal in rendition case

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a Canadian engineer who was caught up in the U.S. government’s secret transfer of terror suspects to other countries.

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Group: Pro-business tilt on Roberts court

WASHINGTON — A study from a liberal interest group says the Supreme Court of Chief Justice John Roberts has a decidedly pro-business tilt, echoing the line Democrats are taking in support of the nomination of Elena Kagan to fill its latest vacancy.

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High Court throws races into turmoil

The U.S. Supreme Court this week blocked Arizona’s Clean Elections system from distributing matching funds, throwing a number of high-profile campaigns into disarray just weeks before candidates were to start receiving money.

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‘Relation back’ ruling handed down

The application of the “relation back” doctrine under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure — which allows a plaintiff to amend a complaint to correct a “mistake concerning the proper party’s identity” — depends on what the party ...

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Good behavior formula upheld

The Bureau of Prisons’ formula for determining sentence credits for good behavior — which bases the credits on actual time served, not accounting for good time credits already accrued — is lawful, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.

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Justice Souter’s working retirement

Attorneys arguing before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit may be surprised by who is sitting among the judges on the panel. Justice David Souter may have retired ...

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Court declines work product matter

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take up a closely-watched case asking whether the work product doctrine prevents IRS officials from examining materials prepared by attorneys in support of audited corporate financial statements.

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A young Kagan was wary of conservatives

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As a young lawyer working for Justice Thurgood Marshall, Elena Kagan repeatedly expressed her concern that a conservative Supreme Court was looking for ways to cut back on the rights of women, criminal defendants and prisoners.

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