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Justices are people, too

Big week for the U.S. Supreme Court, between the Arizona immigration decision on Monday and the anticipated “Obamacare” case this morning. You can bet both the proponents and the opponents of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act have their ...

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U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear music-download appeal (access required)

A $675,000 jury verdict against a student who illegally downloaded 30 songs from the Internet was left standing by the U.S. Supreme Court, which declined to take up the matter. In recent years, coalitions of music publisher have sued college ...

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Book explores world of Supreme Court law clerks (access required)

(AP) They’ve been called “courtiers of the marble palace” and “sorcerers’ apprentices.” But to the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, their law clerks are much more: sparring partners, workhorses and, often, extended family. Each of the court’s nine justices ...

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U.S. Supreme Court signals continuing preference for arbitration (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court solidified its pro-arbitration stance in its decision last month interpreting the Credit Repair Organizations Act. In CompuCredit v. Greenwood, the justices said the CROA was silent on whether claims can proceed in arbitration, despite a prohibition ...

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New case could impact sex-abuse, job-bias cases (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that the First Amendment’s ministerial exception bars job-bias suits against religion-based employers likely will have an impact far beyond discrimination claims. The affirmative defense could be invoked in other cases, including those alleging sexual abuse ...

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