Tony Mauro

Supreme Court Rules First Amendment Protects Disparaging Trademarks

Tony Mauro

A high-profile trademark fight centered on the Asian-American rock band The Slants ended Monday with a ruling that the Lanham Act's prohibition against "disparaging" marks violates the First Amendment.

How Young Jenner Partner 'Boiled the Oceans' to Find, Win 5 SCOTUS Cases

Tony Mauro

U.S. Supreme Court wins are getting fairly routine for this self-described "law nerd." Five victories make Jenner & Block partner Adam Unikowsky a rising star at the firm, which lost its previous Supreme Court "dynamic duo" of Paul Smith and Donald Verrilli in recent years.

Will the Supreme Court Follow Trump's Tweets?

Tony Mauro

The president attacked the courts and his own Justice Department in a flurry of early-morning tweets regarding his travel ban order.

What Rehnquist Had to Say About Impeachment

Tony Mauro

Seven years after he wrote a book about impeachment, then-Chief Justice William Rehnquist presided over one: the trial of President Bill Clinton in 1999, which resulted in acquittal. What follow are observations from Rehnquist about impeachment.

Case of Mistaken Identity at US Supreme Court

Tony Mauro

On the rare occasions when he felt the U.S. Supreme Court had messed up, the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist was fond of saying, "Even Homer nods." The court nodded Monday and confessed that it had almost drummed the wrong lawyer out of the Supreme Court bar.

When Michelle Wanted Barack to Be a SCOTUS Law Clerk

Tony Mauro

Former President Barack Obama rejected a pathway to a Supreme Court clerkship, saying that's not how you make change.

No Public Hearing Set for SCOTUS Budget, Again

Tony Mauro

Last year a spokeswoman said the court's budget hearing did not take place because of "a compressed Supreme Court and congressional schedule."

David Stras: Trump Judicial Nominee and SCOTUS Reformer

Tony Mauro

David Stras once wrote that U.S. Supreme Court justices should not have term limits. Instead, he said they should be incentivized to leave when they get old, through "golden parachute" pensions and a heavier workload, including being forced to hear cases around the country by "riding the circuits."

Trump Tweet Sparks Legal Questions Over Comey Firing

Tony Mauro

Trump's warning to Comey referencing recordings has prompted legal experts and analysts to highlight the legal link to Watergate.

Solicitor General Nominee Faces Scrutiny for Travel Ban Recusal

Tony Mauro

On the eve of his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday, Solicitor General-nominee Noel Francisco is the focus of a lawsuit seeking information about his participation in the legal battle over President Donald Trump's travel ban.

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