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Law doesn't bar class action suits not involving covered securities

Law doesn't bar class action suits not involving covered securities

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Wednesday a federal securities law doesn't bar state class action suits if they don't involve securities covered in the law.

High court reaffirms burden of proof in patent infringement

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday the burden of proof of infringement rests with a patent holder even if it wins a declaratory judgment.
The legal attack on the NSA

The legal attack on the NSA

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A challenge to the National Security Agency's massive domestic snooping program whizzed by in the U.S. Supreme Court last week. If you blinked, you missed it.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer

U.S. Supreme Court won't block Texas abortion law

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A divided U.S. Supreme Court refused to block a controversial Texas abortion law critics say will force about a third of the clinics in the state to close.

Justices charge Alabama law creates 'illegitimacy' of death penalty

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Two U.S. Supreme Court justices say the number of overrides of jury decisions by Alabama judges has created a "cloud of illegitimacy" about the death penalty.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013.
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Court allows anti-competitive drug suit to go forward

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-3 Monday a federal agency can sue drug companies for alleged payoffs to competitors.

Court narrows right to remain silent

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday in a Texas murder case to narrow a suspect's right to remain silent.
DNA ruling a big win for police

DNA ruling a big win for police

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court, in a huge victory for law enforcement, ruled 5-4 last week that taking a DNA sample from prisoners accused of serious crimes does not violate the Constitution.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer

Court allows ineffective counsel claims in Texas

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Tuesday in a Texas case that a defendant may raise an ineffective counsel claim, even if the state framework doesn't permit it.

Supreme Court affirms deference due agencies over their jurisdiction

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- An agency such as the Federal Communications Commission must be given deference concerning the scope of its jurisdiction, the U.S. Supreme Court said Monday.
Justice Stephen Breyer fractures shoulder in bike accident

Justice Stephen Breyer fractures shoulder in bike accident

WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was hospitalized with a fractured shoulder after a bicycle accident in Washington, a court spokeswoman said Saturday.

Supreme Court shakes up copyright law

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court Tuesday ruled foreign buyers of books, movies and other products can resell them in the United States over the copyright owners' objections.

Court narrows state court class action

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday unanimously made it harder for a plaintiff to remove a case from a federal court to a more favorable state court.

Court blocks FISA challenge

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Tuesday a civil rights group does not have standing to challenge the government interception of foreign communications.
Justices appalled by racist question

Justices appalled by racist question

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday refused to review a Texas drug case but two justices said they were appalled by the racist language of a prosecutor.
Bill Suter stepping down after 22 years

Bill Suter stepping down after 22 years

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- An earthquake of sorts struck Capitol Hill last week, though many working in that seat of government were unaware of it. The U.S. Supreme Court announced that William Suter, retired Army major general, was stepping down after 22 years as clerk.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent
Are school massacres linked to violent video games?

Are school massacres linked to violent video games?

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- As the burials of 20 first graders and six of their teachers and caretakers sadly play out in grief-stricken Newtown, Conn., some powerful voices are calling for a look at a possible connection between the violent video games favored by young males and violent acts. But the chances of courtroom survival for any laws trying to curb such games are not good.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, Senior UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent
Karl Rove wearing the big boy pants

Karl Rove wearing the big boy pants

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The public and the media are largely ignoring the phenomenon but hundreds of millions of dollars, much of it in secret money, are driving the the final negative days of the U.S. presidential election, and in this arena, Karl Rove is wearing the big boy pants.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent
Will voter ID fight determine the election?

Will voter ID fight determine the election?

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- With President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney fighting for every vote as the bitter U.S. presidential election campaign races through its final weeks, Democrats appear to be winning in at least one vital arena: Republican sponsored voter ID laws are falling like flies in the courts.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent
Will voter ID laws cost Obama the election?

Will voter ID laws cost Obama the election?

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) -- With polls showing President Obama and Mitt Romney locked in a desperately close race for the presidency, will voter identification laws suppress the Democratic vote and cost Obama the election, or will they simply cut down on voter fraud as Republicans contend?
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent
High Court gives crack defendants a break

High Court gives crack defendants a break

WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday that all criminals sentenced after the new guidelines on crack cocaine came into effect were covered by the new rules.
Court outlines evidence confrontation

Court outlines evidence confrontation

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court, by a vote of 5-4 Monday, reaffirmed the outlines of a defendant's right to question expert evidence presented against him.
Lesson learned -- don't touch a politician

Lesson learned -- don't touch a politician

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court disposed of the Dick Cheney "touching" case earlier this month, but its unsettling lessons will linger for some time.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND

Court: Indianapolis sewer charges approved

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Monday that Indianapolis had not violated the Constitution in the way it financed sewer projects.
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