Precedent Snares Justices in Spider-Man Toy Royalty Dispute

During an intense U.S. Supreme Court debate on Tuesday over the patent for a toy related to Spider-Man, the name of the masked superhero was never uttered.

Practice

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Briefs & Arguments

  • Justices Debate Costs and Benefits of EPA Pollution Rules

    By Tony Mauro

    The Obama administration's ambitious effort to reduce power plant pollution underwent tough scrutiny Wednesday as the U.S. Supreme Court debated whether the Environment Protection Agency should have given more consideration to the costs involved in writing its regulations.

  • Amicus Brief Reveals History of Government Anti-Gay Bias

    By Tony Mauro

    As a young clerk in the U.S. Bureau of Standards in 1971, Charles Baker received a letter from the Civil Service Commission accusing him of "immoral, infamous, scandalous and notoriously disgraceful conduct," namely homosexual acts. Five months later he was fired.

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Rulings

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Courtside

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