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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Wows Instagram Users With Fabulous Glittery Look

"Look at this queen with her sparkly shoes," one user wrote of the Supreme Court justice's look.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Wows Fans With Glittery Fashion Statement

The Supreme Court justice loves a little bit of sparkle.
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Labor Authority Moves Forward With Plan to Make It Easier for Feds to Cancel Union Dues

Lone Democrat on the labor-management relations board accuses his colleagues of using recent Supreme Court precedent as a pretext to enable union busting.
Tags: Supreme Court, Management, Labor Authority

The first poll of Susan Collins’ 2020 senate race shows her tied with Democratic challenger

Maine's 2020 Senate race is uncharted territory for Republican Sen. Susan Collins.Colby College released the first poll of this year's Maine Senate race, and it shows the four-term incumbent statistically tied with her Democratic challenger, Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon. While 42 percent of respondents said they'd vote for Collins in the fall, 43 percent said they'd opt for Gideon, marking an unusually tough road ahead for Collins."This could be the kind of race Sen. Collins h...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Senate, Maine, Susan Collins, Collins, Trump, Democratic, Democratic Party, Maine House, Maine Senate, Gideon, Colby College, Mike Bloomberg, Jared Golden, Brett Kavanaugh

Argument preview: Justices to consider availability of punitive damages under FSIA

Flag of Sudan In August 1998, truck bombs exploded outside the U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, killing more than 200 people and leaving more than a thousand others injured. Next week the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in a lawsuit brought by the victims and their family members against Sudan, seeking to recover damages for that country’s support of al Qaeda, which carried out the bombings. A federal district court in Washington, D.C., awarded the plaintiffs billions of dollars, bu...
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Kickstarter's historic vote doesn't mean unions are coming back. Here's what the future of labor looks like instead.

Kickstarter became the first tech company to unionize Tuesday. While historic, unions will continue to decline in the US, labor leaders say. The Supreme Court recently ruled to limit unions' power. Instead, non-worker unions that represent workers across an entire industry — like farmers and home healthcare workers — are ushering in a new way to organize. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Employees of the crowdfunding company Kickstarter voted to unionize on Tuesday. While p...
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Trump Grants Clemency to Former NYPD Boss Bernie Kerik, Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevic, and 9 Others

President Trump on Tuesday granted clemency to 11 people including two reality TV stars, a former New York City police commissioner, and the former owner of the San Francisco 49ers.Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, drug offenders Tynice Nicole Hall and Crytal Munoz, and white collar criminal Judith Negron had their sentences commuted by Trump, the White House announced. Seven others received full pardons, including insider trading offender Michael Milkin, Republican lobbyist David Safavian, ...
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Argument preview: Justices to consider whether the Appalachian Trail blocks proposed natural gas pipeline

On Monday, February 24, the Supreme Court will hear argument in U.S. Forest Service v. Cowpasture River Preservation Association and Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC v. Cowpasture River Preservation Association. These consolidated cases pit a pipeline developer and the U.S. Forest Service against environmental groups that want to halt the pipeline’s construction and protect the Appalachian Trail. The court will have to construe several statutes, including the Mineral Leasing Act, which promotes pipel...
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Modern Patent Interpretation Reviewed

In Seedlings Life Science Ventures, LLC v. Pfizer Canada ULC, 2020 FC 1, Mr. Justice Sébastien Grammond presided over a patent infringement action in the Federal Court of Canada. The review is a helpful reminder of the modern approach to interpret patent claims. Seedlings Life Science Ventures, LLC (Seedlings) is an early-stage health-care research and product development company. It alleges that Pfizer Canada ULC (Pfizer), infringes Seedings patent by selling in Canada an auto-injector commonly...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court, Canada, Pfizer, Intellectual Property, Whirlpool, Whirlpool Corp, Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd, Federal Court of Canada, FCR, Federal Court of Appeal, Teva Canada Limited, Sattva Capital Corp, Creston Moly Corp, Apotex Inc

Tuesday round-up

Briefly: At HuffPost, Daniel Marans notes that “[e]xpanding the Supreme Court, an increasingly popular reform among some progressive activists, is not politically costly for Democrats, according to an academic survey commissioned by a group that supports the idea.” Veronica Stracqualursi reports at CNN that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell last week “reiterated his position that the GOP-led Senate would confirm a nominee to any Supreme Court vacancy that occurred this election year, despi...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Montana, Senate, Barack Obama, Cnn, Gop, United States, New York Times, Mitch McConnell, Vox, Round-up, The Supreme Court, Ian Millhiser, Montana Department of Revenue, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Microsoft to bravely defend US democracy for a slack handful of voters in Fulton, Wisconsin

ElectionGuard guards real-life election Microsoft is in Fulton, Wisconsin, today to try its ElectionGuard electronic vote system in the primary election for the US state's Supreme Court candidates.…
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Mike Bloomberg is not the lesser of two evils

Like the vast majority of Americans, I have been effectively disenfranchised in the last few presidential elections. In 2011, I moved to Washington, D.C., which is so heavily Democratic that any vote for president is totally meaningless — in 2016, Hillary Clinton won with 93 percent of the vote. But last year, I moved to famously swingy Pennsylvania, and suddenly I'm a full citizen again. (I'm already lording it over my friends from California and New York.)As I have written on many occa...
Tags: New York, News, Supreme Court, Obama, California, Washington, France, Senate, Iraq, New York City, Elizabeth Warren, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Iran, Atlantic, Pennsylvania

Women to be Given Command Role and Permanent Commission says Supreme Court

Women to get Command role and Permanent commission says Supreme Court You might have read this news in today's newspapers that yesterday (17th February 2020), Supreme Court reprimanded the central government that women should be given command posting and also they should be given a Permanent Commission (PC) in the Indian Army within 3 months time. Picture Courtesy - Internet This was an old... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (Manisha)]
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On Deed, but Told I Had to Move Out

My question involves real estate located in the State of: Ohio My partner and I have been together for 20 years. We were never officially married even after the Supreme Court ruling of 2014 that declared same-sex marriage to be legal in all states. In 2005, we did the closest thing we could do to be a married couple at that time. We went to an attorney and we had our power of attorney and living wills listing each other as having or receiving everything and making all decisions should someth...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Real Estate Ownership And Title

Relist Watch: Special Memorandum Unit

John Elwood reviews recent guidance on cert-stage case scheduling On February 14, the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office released a valentine for the bar: a new, four-page memorandum addressing cert-stage pleadings and the scheduling of cases for consideration at the court’s periodic conferences. The memorandum is the second in a series of occasional memoranda the clerk’s office issues for the guidance of counsel and litigants; the first such memo, addressing the filing of amicus curiae briefs ,...
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A top Oracle exec says Google is 'virtually alone' in its Supreme Court battle over Java, downplaying IBM and Microsoft's support for its tech rival (ORCL, GOOG, MSFT, IBM)

A top Oracle executive said Google is "virtually alone" in its Supreme Court battle over Java, saying "the technology community is not supporting Google's position. Not even slightly." Oracle Executive Vice President Ken Glueck also downplayed the parties that have publicly supported Google in the Supreme Court case, including tech giants IBM and Microsoft saying they have "commercial interests" in this litigation. Glueck called Microsoft the "original sinner," saying the tech giant had once e...
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Ted Cruz Can’t Believe A Lawmaker Is Trying To Legislate Away A Man’s Reproductive Rights

A law requiring vasectomies? Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) will not stand for this blatant violation of a (male) person’s bodily autonomy! On Sunday, Cruz tweeted an article from a conservative news site about Alabama state Rep. Rolanda Hollis’ (D) bill requiring men to undergo vasectomies at the age of 50 or after the birth of their third child. “Yikes. A government big enough to give you everything is big enough to take everything…literally!” Cruz, a staunch opponent of abortion rights, wrote. The R...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Alabama, Ted Cruz, Abortion, Reproductive Rights, Cruz, Hollis, Sen Ted Cruz, Cristina Cabrera, Rolanda Hollis

Would the Equal Rights Amendment Enshrine Abortion Rights in the Constitution?

Congressional Democrats are on a quest to resurrect the Equal Rights Amendment. This week, the House of Representatives passed a measure attempting to nullify the deadline that Congress had imposed in the resolution sent to states for ratification in 1972.That deadline has long since come and gone, and the amendment failed to receive the necessary support from three-quarters of the states. But that isn’t stopping Democrats from trying again, and many are convinced that it won’t be long before th...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Congress, Virginia, Politico, House, House Of Representatives, Associated Press, Nancy Pelosi, Roe V Wade, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ginsburg, ERA, Georgetown University Law Center, Emily Martin, NWLC

So much for a speedy resolution in the DC Circuit of the injunction currently precluding federal executions

Though SCOTUS is in the midst of a long all-star break, SCOTUSblog continues to post some notable new copy.  A couple of new posts on the death penalty caught my eye and are worthy reads: SCOTUS for law students: The Supreme Court and the death penalty The federal death penalty at the Supreme Court The latter of these two posts notes that the "Department of Justice has recently announced its intention to resume federal executions, prompting challenges that are currently pending."  That last ph...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Court, Department Of Justice, Justice Department, Court of Appeals, Alito, Kavanaugh, AG Barr, DC Circuit, Douglas A Berman, Justices Gorsuch

Pre-Possessory Interests in Patent Law

by Dennis Crouch A newly canonical case in property law texts is Popov v. Hayashi, 2002 WL 31833731 (Cal. Super. Dec. 18, 2002).  The case involves a Barry Bonds record-setting home run baseball.  Alex Popov almost caught the ball, but as it entered his glove he was immediately engulfed by the crowd of fans who were deemed an “out of control mob, engaged in violent, illegal behavior.”  The ball came-out and Patrick Hayeshi (who was also knocked to the ground) picked up the ball and took possessi...
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Public university professor: First Amendment should bar required union representation

In the 2018 Janus decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment protects individual public employees from having to financially support unions to which they do not wish to belong. But labor law continues to require “exclusive representation”; individual public employees may not bargain on their own behalf in place of the designated union, nor may they enlist a different union to represent their interests. (Meanwhile, and also problematically, incumbent unions are tasked with a lega...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Uncategorized, First Amendment, Michael Collins, University of Maine, Janus, University of Maine Machias, Labor Unions, Public Employment, Trevor Burrus, Reisman, Jonathan Reisman, Associated Faculties

This week at the court

On Monday, the Supreme Court will be closed for Presidents’ Day. On Friday, the justices will meet for their February 21 conference. The post This week at the court appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
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Facebook is spending $130 million to create a 'Supreme Court' that can overrule Mark Zuckerberg — here's everything we know about it (FB)

In late 2018, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced an ambitious plan: to create an independent oversight board that could overrule Facebook's content moderation guidelines, and even Zuckerberg himself. The board is independent from Facebook, but Facebook is funding the board's operations to the tune of $130 million. If users believe their content was removed from the service unfairly or without cause, they can appeal to the independent board directly. If it decides to reverse Facebook's deci...
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'We're an Afterthought': The Push to Get Asian-Americans to Complete the Census

AUSTIN, Texas -- She thrust a flyer into the hand of a tall young man who looked annoyed. She promised to give a woman a gift for hearing her out. And she practically wrapped her arms around another woman who bounded away shaking her head, uninterested and impatient.With each person, Alice Yi offered the same energetic greeting: "Do you know about the census?"Yi is the chairwoman of the Asian Complete Count Committee in Austin, a volunteer group that partners with the Census Bureau to raise awar...
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Villanueva rebukes immigration-agent boost in sanctuary cities

Following reports that the Trump administration plans to dispatch dozens of elite U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents to so-called “sanctuary cities” to enforce immigration laws, Los Angeles Sheriff Alex Villanueva said he disapproves of the action. The agents are part of the Border Patrol Tactical Unit, or BORTAC. “I strongly oppose this irresponsible deployment of federal SWAT agents in Los Angeles County for civil immigration enforcement,” Villanueva said. “As the Sheriff of Los Angeles...
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Will Vodafone hang up on its business in India?

A ruling by the Supreme Court could signal the end of the road for the UK telecoms giant in the country.
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Oracle’s brief: More competing questions

By Jason Rantanen Yesterday, Dennis wrote about competing questions in a Supreme Court cert petition.  In its merits brief in Google LLC v. Oracle America, Inc., filed on Wednesday, Respondent Oracle also frames the issues a bit differently than Google did. Google Questions presented Oracle Questions presented 1. Whether copyright protection extends to a software interface. 1. Under §102(a), computer programs, like all “works of authorship,” have “[c]opyright protection,” as ...
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Vodafone Idea shares tumble 23% after India orders it to pay billions in dues

Shares of Vodafone Idea fell by more than 23% on Friday after India’s apex court ordered the country’s second-largest telecom operator and Airtel, the third-largest telecom network, to arrange and pay billions of dollars in dues in a month. In a strongly worded judgement, the Supreme Court rejected telecom networks’ application to defer paying historic $13 billion levies to the government. “This is pure contempt, 100% contempt,” Justice Arun Mishra told lawyers. The order today, which may res...
Tags: Asia, Supreme Court, Government, India, Tech, Vodafone, Airtel, Reliance Jio, U K, Bharti Airtel, Mukesh Ambani, Ambani, Vodafone Idea, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Sidharth Luthra, Arun Mishra

The federal death penalty at the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is the court of last resort for death row inmates around the country. The vast majority of death row inmates are convicted and sentenced under state death penalty laws, and so most of the capital appeals that the court reviews concern state statutes. The federal death penalty is given in a small number of cases and carried out in even fewer. As a result, the history of the court’s interaction with federal capital appeals is brief, although the Department of Justice has recently...
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Virginia Close on Gun Ban and Confiscation, Senate may Stop Bill

Virginia Close on Gun Ban and Confiscation, Senate may Stop Bill U.S.A. –-( The Virginia bill to ban “assault weapons”, HB 961, is highly controversial. It is one of the items credited with bringing over 22,000 Second Amendment supporters to the Virginia Capitol to lobby their legislators. 91 of 95 counties in Virginia have passed Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions, saying they will not comply with such legislation. The Virginia legislature, with a new Democrat party majorit...
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