Court Declines to Revisit Marriage, Campaign Controversies

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday appeared to have no immediate appetite for revisiting two of its most controversial issues: campaign finance and same-sex marriages.


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Briefs & Arguments

  • Jurisdiction Question Could Settle Hardware Dispute

    By Jamie Schuman

    For more than 15 years, assorted tribunals have been trying to figure out whether construction materials "Sealtight" and "Sealtite" are likely to "cause confusion" under the Lanham Act. Now a cert petition asks the U.S. Supreme Court to make sense of the matter.

  • Justices Skeptical of Broad Claims for Bank Fraud Law

    By Marcia Coyle

    The U.S. Department of Justice encountered heavy skepticism in the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday as it defended its aggressive prosecution of bank fraud even when a bank suffers no risk of loss.

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  • Latest Roberts Recusal Highlights Past Legal Work at Hogan

    By Tony Mauro

    Eleven years after leaving private practice, Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. on Monday recused from a case almost certainly because of a long-ago law firm representation.

  • Play Brings Supreme Court Drama to the Masses

    By Tony Mauro

    Starting tonight and for the rest of April, Supreme Court aficionados in Washington won't have to go to the court building to watch an oral argument. They can attend instead a performance of "Arguendo" at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Penn Quarter in D.C.

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