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  • Should Ginsburg Recuse in SCOTUS Travel Ban Case?

    By Tony Mauro

    Dozens of GOP House members are calling on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to recuse herself from the high-stakes case because of negative comments she made about Donald Trump before he was elected president. While Ginsburg may not be forced to withdraw, one law professor said she "has only herself to blame for the optics."

  • DC Circuit Split Tees Up Supreme Court Review of SEC Judges

    By Cogan Schneier

    The Supreme Court may have to decide the future of the SEC's administrative law judges after a rare 5-5 split between the judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

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  • Meet the Kirkland Partner in Line to Shepherd Trump's Judicial Nominees

    By Marcia Coyle

    If President Donald Trump gets to fill another U.S. Supreme Court seat, he will have an experienced hand in Kirkland & Ellis partner Beth Williams guiding any nominee through confirmation. Williams is Trump's pick to head the U.S. Justice Department's Office of Legal Policy. Here are six things to know about Williams, whose nomination was considered Wednesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

  • GM's Top Cyber Official Warns FTC Not to Repeat History

    By C. Ryan Barber

    General Motors chief product cybersecurity officer Jeff Massimilla urges the Federal Trade Commission to "embrace the future" as automakers and the tech industry push to develop self-driving technology—and regulators try to keep up.

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  • After Years of Setbacks, Patent Owners Try to Turn Tide in Congress

    By Scott Graham

    The STRONGER Patent Act of 2017, sponsored by Delaware Senator Chris Coons, would undo recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings that have weakened patents. But lawmakers may have other priorities.

  • Class Action Decision Could Be Harbinger of Gorsuch's Textualist Approach


    Monday's U.S. Supreme Court decision in a closely watched securities case was the first class action in which newly appointed Justice Neil Gorsuch participated, and he didn't disappoint. Gorsuch joined the majority in the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in "California Public Employees' Retirement System v. ANZ Securities," in which the court ruled that the time period after which a defendant could no longer be sued by shareholders was a statute of repose that couldn't be tolled.

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