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Breyer pays tribute to Merhige at UR law school (access required)

Unlike politicians, judges cannot let popularity influence their decisions, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer said Thursday. “Congress is the expert on popularity,” Breyer told an invitation-only gathering of lawyers, judges and academics at the University of Richmond School ...

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Justice Breyer to speak at UR law school ceremony

(AP) U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will be the guest speaker this afternoon when the University of Richmond law school dedicates its moot courtroom in memory of the late U.S. District Judge Robert Merhige Jr. Breyer is expected to ...

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Winning officer can appeal civil rights case (access required)

Losing parties are the ones who can appeal cases. That’s a fundamental tenet of appellate jurisprudence. But last week the U.S. Supreme Court said government officials who win a civil rights suit on qualified immunity grounds nevertheless may be entitled ...

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The powerful force of justice

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia faces a fresh legal dilemma  – how to handle a traffic ticket and a possible auto accident claim. The justice was ticketed for following too closely after a rear-ender on the George Washington Parkway ...

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Melendez-Diaz found not guilty

The U.S. Supreme Court case of Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts was one of the bigger criminal cases of the previous decade in establishing that laboratory experts generally must testify in person rather than by affidavit. But what happened to Luis Melendez-Diaz, ...

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