WASHINGTON — Invalidating a key Civil Rights era statutory provision designed to stop efforts to impede blacks from voting in the nation’s southern states, the U.S. Supreme Court stuck down the preclearance coverage formula under the Voting Rights Act, ruling that it violates states’ sovereignty rights.
WASHINGTON — Taking up a complicated jurisdictional issue that has split the circuits since the justices ruled in the case involving the late pinup Anna Nicole Smith, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether bankruptcy court judges can rule on matters normally reserved for Article III judges if the parties in the matter consent — and whether such consent can be implied from the parties’ conduct.
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether state law legal malpractice claims against trial lawyers for their handling of patent cases fall within the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal courts.
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether a state’s failure to pay for counsel for an indigent defendant in a murder case should be weighed against the state in making a speedy trial analysis.
WASHINGTON – The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide if the federal government can be sued for damages for violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Does the litigation exception to the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act allow lawyers to obtain, disclose or use personal information solely to find clients to represent in a developing lawsuit, including solicitation through a direct mail advertising campaign?
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to answer this question.
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the federal Gonzalez Act waives governmental immunity for battery claims against a Navy doctor who allegedly performed cataract surgery without the patient’s informed consent.
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the federal government is immune from tort liability for the alleged sexual assault of a prison inmate by correctional officers that occurred outside the scope of an arrest, search or seizure.
A federal judge on Tuesday lifted the injunction on enforcement of the controversial Arizona law directing police to check the immigration status of criminal suspects they detain.
WASHINGTON – With attorneys still analyzing the health care ruling and the other big decisions from last term, the U.S. Supreme Court is preparing for a new term with even more major issues on its docket, from affirmative action to the standards of proof for class certification.