Business interests did not fare as well as usual before the U.S. Supreme Court in the term just ended, according to Mayer Brown's annual tally of the court's business docket.
- 'Alice Corp.' Is Already Making its Mark on Patent Law
- Attorney Sees Fatal Flaw in Tax Court's Authority
- Alito's Slap at Federal Circuit Provokes Patent Bar
- Did You Hear the One About the Appellate Lawyer?
- Environmentalists Cheer Victories—and a Lawyer—in High Court
- Hobby Lobby Prevails in Challenge to Contraception Mandate
In spite of mixed results, environmentalists are celebrating significant victories before the U.S. Supreme Court in the term just ended—and they are thanking Sean Donahue for his major role in achieving those wins.
Supreme Court Brief interviews the legal director of Americans United about the ramifications of the public-prayer ruling and how it will affect the group's legal strategy.
The U.S. Tax Court has existed in various forms since 1924. But its most recent incarnation, now more than 40 years old, contains a serious constitutional flaw that causes its judges to be biased against taxpayers, some taxpayers and tax scholars contend.
The U.S. Supreme Court was set to consider on Thursday a major challenge aimed at ending the second-class status of broadcast television under the First Amendment.
Less than a month after the Supreme Court issued its much-debated Alice Corp. ruling on patent eligibility for abstract ideas, the decision is already making a mark on patent litigation and claims.
The ability of public employee unions to charge non-members for their share of the costs of collective bargaining remains intact after a U.S. Supreme Court decision Monday that labor leaders feared would be a "kill shot" for their movement.
With a full plate of problems in its 2013 term, the U.S. Supreme Court still found some humor in its pursuit of solutions, and sometimes at the expense of the lawyers appearing before it. Here are some lighter moments that provoked outright or nervous laughter—moments that some lawyers may prefer to forget.
In three cases this term, tradeoffs were made—and not made—between clear, simple rules on the one hand, versus more nuanced, but harder to enforce and interpret approaches on the other.