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Jan 17, 2018

Criminal Practice – SCOTUS precedents mandate “harsh” habeas result

In re Phillips (Lawyers Weekly No. 001-011-18, 15 pp.) (Niemeyer, J.) No. 16-9566; Jan. 16, 2018; on petition under 28 U.S.C. § 2254. 4th Cir. Holding: The Court of Appeals denied Jarius Phillips’ motion for authorization to file a successive application for a writ of habeas corpus, relying on retroactive application of Miller v. Alabama, 567 U.S. 460 (2012). […]

Jun 26, 2015

Supreme Court extends same-sex marriage nationwide

MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. Gay and lesbian couples already could marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court’s 5-4 ruling means the remaining 14 states, in the South and Midwest, will […]

Apr 21, 2015

Same-sex marriage opponents urge Supreme Court to go slow

Same-sex marriage opponents acknowledge they face a tough task in trying to persuade the Supreme Court to allow states to limit marriage to a man and a woman.

Apr 21, 2015

SCOTUS: Energy companies must face price fixing claims

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that energy companies can be sued under state antitrust laws for illegally manipulating natural gas prices more than a decade ago during California's energy crisis.

Mar 25, 2015

Justices seem divided over EPA mercury limits

A seemingly divided Supreme Court weighed the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants that contribute to respiratory illnesses, birth defects and developmental problems in children.

Mar 5, 2015

A decision with teeth

LegalZoom is trumpeting the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Feb. 25 against the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners, while an attorney for the state bar dismisses the opinion as being virtually meaningless to LegalZoom’s case.

Jan 13, 2015

SCOTUS clarifies rules for rescinding mortgages

A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that home buyers don't need to file a lawsuit, but may simply write a letter if they want to back out of a mortgage because they claim their lender violated the federal Truth in Lending Act.

Jul 7, 2014

Family Dollar stopped at U.S. Supreme Court’s door

A couple of months ago Lawyers Weekly – and just about everyone else who was watching the case – predicted that the U.S. Supreme Court would grant Family Dollar’s petition for certiorari. Well, we were wrong.

Jun 17, 2014

Supreme Court rules on ‘straw purchaser’ law

A divided Supreme Court sided with gun control groups and the Obama administration Monday, ruling that the federal government can strictly enforce laws that ban a "straw" purchaser from buying a gun for someone else.

Mar 31, 2014

US Supreme Court could limit software patents

Is it too easy for high-tech companies to patent inventions that are not really new, but simply take an old idea and blend it with computer wizardry?

Mar 3, 2014

US Supreme Court to hear NC teeth-whitening case

Facial hair and teeth-whitening will be getting unusually prominent attention from the Supreme Court.

Feb 24, 2014

High court rejects NRA appeals

The Supreme Court has turned away appeals from the National Rifle Association which complained about resistance by governments and judges to the high court's recent seminal rulings declaring that Americans have a constitutional right to own a gun.

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