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Did a Sixth Circuit panel largely decimate the federal sentencing fraud guidelines (and perhaps many others)?

A helpful colleague made sure I found some time in a busy week to think about the Sixth Circuit's panel decision on Wednesday in US v. Riccardi, No. 19-4232 (6th Cir. Mar. 3, 2021) (available here). The Riccardi decision is the latest in a series of relatively new circuit rulings in which courts are declaring it improper and impermissible for the commentary to the federal sentencing guidelines to be applied in ways that expand the meaning of the actual guidelines (prior Sixth Circuit en banc exa...
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With New York clearing the way, the House reissued a subpoena for Trump's tax records

Getty The House Oversight Committee reissued a subpoena for former Trump's accounting firm, Mazar USA.  They are seeking eight years of Trump's financial records.  Last week, The Supreme Court paved the way for the Manhattan DA's office to access the records.   Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The House Oversight Committee reissued a subpoena for former President Donald Trump's accounting firm last week, House counsel Doug Letter said in a filing on Tuesday.  Congre...
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The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a case that could further gut the Voting Rights Act and its protections for minority voters

People wait in line to vote at a polling place at the Scottsdale Plaza Shopping Center in Scottsdale, Arizona, on November 3, 2020. OLIVIER TOURON/AFP via Getty Images The Supreme Court heard arguments in crucial Voting Rights Act cases on Tuesday.  Brnovich vs. Democratic National Committee will test Section 2 of the VRA. The case centers around the legality of two Arizona voting restrictions. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US Supreme Court heard arguments Tue...
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Biden under pressure from progressives as he prepares to pick first judges

President has chance to mitigate some of Trump’s judicial efforts as vacancies ariseDonald Trump’s historic shakeup of the roster of US federal judges will not soon be reversed, despite his exit from the White House. Continue reading...
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The Supreme Court is hearing arguments Tuesday in a case that could further gut the Voting Rights Act and its protections for minority voters

People wait in line to vote at a polling place at the Scottsdale Plaza Shopping Center in Scottsdale, Arizona, on November 3, 2020. OLIVIER TOURON/AFP via Getty Images The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in crucial Voting Rights Act cases on Tuesday.  Brnovich vs. Democratic National Committee will test Section 2 of the VRA. The case centers around the legality of two Arizona voting restrictions. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US Supreme Court is hearing arg...
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From dreams of the presidency to 'Flyin' Ted': How Ted Cruz became the most ridiculed senator in US politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) walks out of a meeting room for the lawyers of former President Donald Trump and back to the Senate floor in Washington, DC, on February 12, 2021. Jabin Botsford - Pool/Getty Images Once touted as the next president, Ted Cruz is now one of the most controversial people in Congress. The senator is back in the spotlight after taking a trip to Mexico during a deadly winter storm. Scroll down to read more about the life and career of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Visit the Business...
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Acting US Capitol police chief says the force is maintaining 'enhanced' presence for possible threats during the State of the Union address

In this Feb. 2, 2021 file photo, acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman pays respects to U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool The acting Capitol Police chief said the force is readying for any threats to the State of the Union. Yogananda Pittman told lawmakers the force is maintaining an "enhanced" position for the event. The date of the 2021 State of the Union has not yet been set.  Visit th...
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Obviousness of a Substitution

Daikin Indus. v. Chemours Co. (Fed. Cir. 2021) (non-precedential) The PTAB sided with the patent challenger Chemours — finding claims 1-5 of Daikin’s U.S. Patent No. 9,574,123 unpatentable as obvious.  On appeal, the Federal Circuit has affirmed. The patent here is covers a refrigerant mixture of three compounds that I have labeled A, B, and C. A: hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs); B: hydrofluoroolefins (HFOs) (such as HFO-1234yf); and C: a chlorine-containing hydrocarbon refrigerant (such as chloro...
Tags: Law, Patent, US supreme court, Board, Federal Circuit, HCC, HCFC, PTAB, Daikin, KSR, Teleflex Inc, KSR Int ' l Co, Daikin Indus, Chemours Co Fed


Donald Trump’s tax returns and related records turned over to Manhattan district attorney

By Kara Scannell, Shimon Prokupecz and Devan Cole | CNN Tax records that former President Donald Trump tried to keep secret for years are now in the hands of the New York district attorney. Prosecutors obtained the records on Monday, according to a source, just hours after the US Supreme Court denied Trump’s last-ditch effort to keep the records private. The millions of pages of documents, sources say, contain Trump’s tax returns spanning from January 2011 to August 2019, as well as financial s...
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Here's what Trump's tax returns could mean for the investigations into his finances

Donald Trump in his Trump Tower office in 2012. Diane Bondareff/Invision/AP The Supreme Court has paved the way for the Manhattan DA to get Donald Trump's tax returns. A former Trump Organization executive and Trump's personal lawyer told Congress he kept two sets of books: One to pay low taxes, another for bank loan rates. Prosecutors will be able to look at the evidence and see if the filings rise to financial crimes. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. This week, the...
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The Manhattan DA is reportedly looking into Donald Trump Jr. as part of its investigation into his dad’s business dealings

Donald Trump Jr. John Bazemore/AP Photos The Manhattan district attorney is amping up its investigation into the Trump Organization. The Daily Beast reports that the office is now looking into Donald Trump Jr. too. Trump Jr. and his brother Eric ran the family business while their father was president. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Donald Trump Jr. has reportedly become a new focus of the Manhattan District Attorney Office investigation into the Trump Organization...
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Johnson & Johnson faces 25,000 US lawsuits over its baby powder. Some users say talc in the product caused their cancers.

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Johnson & Johnson has set aside $3.9 billion in "litigation expenses," it said Monday. This includes funds related to the talc scandal, where its baby powder was linked to asbestos. As of January 3, it faced 25,000 US lawsuits over its baby powder, the pharmaceutical giant said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Pharmaceuticals giant Johnson & Johnson has set aside $3.9 billion in "litigation expenses," including dealing with a years-long...
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Ruling on Trump tax records could be costliest defeat of his losing streak

Analysis: The US supreme court has rejected an attempt to block a subpoena from New York where the ex-president’s business affairs are under investigationDonald Trump used to promise his supporters that they would be winning so much, they would get sick and tired of winning. But the former US president is now on a seemingly endless losing streak. Continue reading...
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Supreme court rejects Trump bid to block tax records from prosecutor

Court’s order is a win for the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus Vance Jr, who has been seeking Trump’s tax records since 2019US politics – live coverageIn a significant defeat for Donald Trump, the supreme court on Monday declined to step in to halt the turnover of his tax records to a prosecutor in New York City. Related: Trump to tell CPAC he is Republican 'presumptive 2024 nominee' – report Continue reading...
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Trump and his allies filed more than 40 lawsuits challenging the 2020 election results. All of them failed.

President Donald Trump. Win McNamee/Getty Images Trump and allies filed dozens of lawsuits in an effort to contest the results of the 2020 election. His campaign filed lawsuits and motions to intervene in cases in several swing states. They've notched zero victories. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. After losing the 2020 election to a man he spent months hammering as corrupt, doddering, and mentally deficient, President Donald Trump went on the offense, spreading lie...
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Census delays are scrambling the once-in-a-decade redistricting that will shape the 2022 midterms

US Census workers stand outside Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on September 24, 2020 in New York City Noam Galai/Getty Images Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Census data delays are already throwing a curveball in the 2022 midterms.  The detailed data states use for redistricting may not get to states by September.  States may have to delay primary dates and make last-minute changes.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The COVID-19 pandemic's deleterious imp...
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What the Supreme Court ruling means for Manhattan DA's Trump criminal investigation

After 17 months and two trips to the US Supreme Court, the Manhattan district attorney's criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump's business has received a significant boost with investigators now able to pour over Trump's tax returns and financial records.
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Donald Trump ordered to hand over tax returns to prosecutors

The US Supreme Court rejects the former president's bid to keep his files secret from a grand jury.
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WATCH: Merrick Garland choked up while discussing his family history and why he wants to be attorney general

Judge Merrick Garland testifies at his confirmation hearing for attorney general. Getty Judge Merrick Garland choked up while explaining his motivation for being a public servant. At his confirmation hearing for attorney general, Garland talked about how his family fled antisemitism. "The country took us in and protected us, and I feel an obligation to the country to pay back," he said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. US appeals court judge Merrick Garland on Monday...
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The Supreme Court rejected Trump's attempt to keep his tax returns secret from Manhattan's district attorney

Donald Trump. Getty The Supreme Court has ruled that Trump can't keep his tax returns from a Manhattan grand jury. It's the second ruling against the former president's attempts to keep his returns from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US Supreme Court has rejected Donald Trump's attempts to keep his tax returns secret from the Manhattan District Attorney, intensifying the possibility that the former president will be s...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Supreme Court, New York City, Trends, Manhattan, Cy Vance, Donald Trump, US supreme court, Trump, Vance, Trump Organization, Letitia James, Cyrus Vance Jr, Jacob Shamsian


The Supreme Court declined to hear Stormy Daniels' appeal in her libel lawsuit against Trump

Then-President Donald Trump on June 5, 2019. Chris Jackson/Getty Images The Supreme Court declined to hear Stormy Daniels' appeal in her libel lawsuit against Donald Trump. Daniels', legal name Stephanie Clifford, had sued Trump in federal court over a 2018 tweet. In July 2020, a panel of the Ninth Circuit ruled that the tweet was not defamatory. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US Supreme Court is declining to hear Stormy Daniels' appeal in her libel lawsuit aga...
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Opinion: The three biggest decisions facing attorney general nominee

This week, Judge Merrick Garland will finally get a confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, more than four years after his nomination to the US Supreme Court was torpedoed by Sen. Mitch McConnell's obstructionism. Of course, this time Garland has been nominated as President Joe Biden's attorney general, and, with Senate Democrats in the majority, his swift confirmation is all but assured.
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3 big decisions facing Merrick Garland

This week, Judge Merrick Garland will finally get a confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, more than four years after his nomination to the US Supreme Court was torpedoed by Sen. Mitch McConnell's obstructionism. Of course, this time Garland has been nominated as President Joe Biden's attorney general, and, with Senate Democrats in the majority, his swift confirmation is all but assured.
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Opinion: The three biggest decisions facing Merrick Garland

This week, Judge Merrick Garland will finally get a confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, more than four years after his nomination to the US Supreme Court was torpedoed by Sen. Mitch McConnell's obstructionism. Of course, this time Garland has been nominated as President Joe Biden's attorney general, and, with Senate Democrats in the majority, his swift confirmation is all but assured.
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Respect Please: Objective Indicia or Secondary Factors.

by Dennis Crouch Amarin Pharma, Inc., v. Hikma Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. (Supreme Court 2021) Obviousness is the key, the core, and the central doctrine of our US utility patent system.  The Supreme Court’s doctrine in Graham v. John Deere (1966) and KSR v. Teleflex (2007) serve as the pillars along with the statutory language from the 1952 Patent Act. A patent for a claimed invention may not be obtained … if the differences between the claimed invention and the prior art are such that the claime...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, US, Earth, Graham, Patent, Black, US supreme court, Brady, John Deere, Greenwood, Goodyear, Federal Circuit, Robert Jackson, Hotchkiss


An obscure Alaska court case could end super PACs and reshape our democracy

A favorable Supreme Court decision would impact the entire nation. Patrick Semansky/AP The Alaska Supreme Court could upend the big money systems that have come to fund US elections. The case argues that super PACs corrupt our systems of government by making politicians far too dependent on a small number of super-wealthy donors. Following a ruling in the Alaska Supreme Court, the question could go to the US Supreme Court.  John Bonifaz is cofounder and president of Free Speech For People....
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Accused Ghosn accomplices lose high court bid to avoid extradition to Japan

Authorities say Michael and Peter Taylor helped former Nissan boss flee the country tucked in a box on a private jetThe US supreme court on Saturday cleared the way for the extradition of an American father and son wanted by Japan in the escape of former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn. Related: Impeachment trial deal ends move for witnesses and brings final vote near – live Continue reading...
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US Supreme Court Clears Way for Extradition of Father, Son Accused of Sneaking Ex-Nissan Boss Carlos Ghosn Out of Japan

US Supreme Court clears way for extradition of father, son accused of sneaking ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn out of Japan.
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LIVE: Trump lawyer Bruce Castor says US voters were 'smart enough to pick a new administration'

Former President Donald Trump. Getty Trump's Senate impeachment trial kicked off on Tuesday shortly after 1 p.m. ET. He was impeached on a charge of incitement of insurrection over the January 6 Capitol siege. Scroll down to watch the trial and follow Insider's live coverage. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial kicked off at 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday as the Senate weighed whether to convict him on a charge of incitement of in...
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6 Republicans broke ranks and voted with Democrats to declare Trump's impeachment trial constitutional after the first day

Former President Donald Trump. Getty Trump's Senate impeachment trial kicked off on Tuesday shortly after 1 p.m. ET. He was impeached on a charge of incitement of insurrection over the January 6 Capitol siege. Scroll down to read Insider's live coverage. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial kicked off at 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday as the Senate weighed whether to convict him on a charge of incitement of insurrection. The first ...
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