Practice

  • For 75th Argument, Waxman Might Win for Insurers in Health Data Dispute

    By Tony Mauro

    Before former U.S. solicitor general Seth Waxman rose to argue his 75th case before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, it seemed to some that this milestone would be an uphill battle.

  • Q&A: Questioning Justice and Jurisdiction in Indian Country

    By Marcia Coyle

    When he served as U.S. attorney for South Dakota and chairman of the U.S. Justice Department’s Native American Issues subcommittee, Brendan Johnson learned firsthand the quality of Indian tribal courts. Today, he doesn’t like the picture of tribal justice that a multibillion-dollar corporation is painting for the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Briefs & Arguments

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Rulings

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Courtside

  • When it Comes to Books on Supreme Court, Fiction Rivals Truth

    By Tony Mauro

    Writing about the U.S. Supreme Court—both fiction and nonfiction—is a growing genre, but it has its pitfalls and challenges. Five authors gathered recently to discuss their work and experiences. Georgetown's Supreme Court Institute hosted the event, and C-SPAN's Book TV aired the panel discussion on April 23.

  • In Second Round of 'David v. Goliath' Copyright Case, David Wants Legal Fees

    By Marcia Coyle

    It was a David versus Goliath battle on the field of copyright law. David emerged victorious with a little help from the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013. Now David wants more than $2 million in attorney fees. The biblical analogy came from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during Monday's high court arguments in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons. And just like three years ago, the justices did not seem satisfied with either argument.

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