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Regulation

  • Justices Revive Suit Against US Agent Who Fatally Shot Mexican Teenager

    By Marcia Coyle

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revived a Mexican family's attempt to hold a U.S. Border Patrol officer liable for the shooting death of their unarmed teenage son on foreign soil, and ordered reargument next term in two unrelated immigration cases. The justices, in an unsigned opinion in which three justices dissented for different reasons, vacated an appellate court ruling that had protected the border agent in the family's lawsuit.

  • Inside the Supreme Court, There Was Kennedy and Everyone Else

    By Marcia Coyle

    The final day of the U.S. Supreme Court term almost always brings some drama with it—a rumored or surprise retirement, a landmark decision. The focus on this Monday was on Justice Anthony Kennedy and whether the court would say something about President Donald Trump's travel ban.

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Litigation

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

    By AMANDA BRONSTAD

    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.

  • 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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