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Briefs & Arguments

  • Georgia Case Revisits Race Bias in Jury Selection

    By Tony Mauro

    Stephen Bright, president of the Southern Center for Human Rights, admits he was surprised when the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of his client Timothy Foster, a Georgia death row inmate who claims that all black potential jurors were systematically excluded from his trial jury in 1987.

  • A Mixed Term for Business at the Supreme Court

    By Tony Mauro

    The U.S. Supreme Court term that just wrapped up should put an end to the perennial debate over whether the Roberts Court is biased toward business, Mayer Brown partner Lauren Goldman said. "The results from the perspective of business were decidedly mixed," Goldman said. "This term definitely disproves that the Robert Court is reflexively pro-business."

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  • 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.

  • What the Supreme Court’s 2014 Term Means for Business

    By Steffen N. Johnson

    June 29 marked the end of a blockbuster term for the U.S. Supreme Court. The court's October 2014 term will long be remembered for high-profile decisions on health care and same-sex marriage. But 2014-15 also brought decisions on a host of vital issues affecting business. Winston & Strawn's Steffen N. Johnson looks at some of the court's "greatest hits" for business in 2014-15—ten cases expected to have a significant effect on the legal environment in which those who do business in the United States operate.

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