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Court sheds light on aiding and abetting standard (access required)

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WASHINGTON — In its ruling in Rosemond v. U.S. that accomplice liability requires advance notice and the opportunity to withdraw, the U.S. Supreme Court tightened the standard the government must meet for a conviction under one of the most commonly ...

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SOX whistleblower ruling leaves gap for courts, Congress (access required)

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WASHINGTON — The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling extending Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower protection to private contractors of publicly-traded companies has some attorneys concerned about the lack of any limiting principle. The decision in Lawson v. FMR LLC  was the court’s first ...

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Justices struggle over attorney’s fees in patent troll cases (access required)

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WASHINGTON — The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court wrangled over the language of a statute that allows prevailing parties in certain patent infringement cases to recoup attorney’s fees ­— an issue that could mean millions of dollars in already ...

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Greenhouse gas regulations could go up in smoke at Supreme Court (access required)

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WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is urging the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that the Environmental Protection Agency’s statutory mandate to regulate motor vehicle greenhouse gas emissions triggers a requirement that the agency also regulate emissions from ...

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Cell phone search cases implicate broad privacy interests (access required)

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WASHINGTON — Faced with a pair of cases raising the issue of warrantless searching of arrestees’ cell phones, the U.S. Supreme Court will again need to apply centuries-old constitutional principles to rapidly changing technologies. The justices’ analysis of this issue ...

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