Practice

  • Q&A: Law School Seeks Depoliticized Conversation About Law and Religion

    By Marcia Coyle

    Religion is the new battleground following U.S. Supreme Court decisions on contraceptive health insurance and same-sex marriages, but it doesn't have to be, says the director of a new four-year project on religious freedom at Emory University School of Law. The law school recently named Mark Goldfeder, a rabbi and lawyer who leads the school's law and religion students program, the head of the new project funded by an anonymous gift of $1 million. Goldfeder talks with the SCB about the new project in this Q&A.

  • Former Prosecutors Side with Defendant in Jury Selection Bias Case

    By Tony Mauro

    An array of well-known former prosecutors has joined forces to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to reaffirm its commitment to banning racial bias in jury selection.

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Briefs & Arguments

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Rulings

  • Court's Career-Criminal Ruling Triggers Sentencing Litigation

    By Marcia Coyle

    Immediately after Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. summarized from the bench his dissent in June's same-sex marriage decision, he announced that Justice Antonin Scalia had the court's opinion in the final case of that day—likely the most ignored one of that week.

  • Attorney Fee Awards Surge After High Court Patent Decision

    By Marcia Coyle

    The U.S. Supreme Court has been arming district court judges with the law they need to weed out bad patent lawsuits, patent litigator Rudy Telscher believes. And one recently won weapon—attorney fee awards—is the result of Telscher's own high court victory.

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Courtside

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