For years, many of the lawyers who litigate over government regulation of signs would tell you that almost all sign ordinances are at least a little bit unconstitutional, imposing rules that would not fly for other forms of speech.
- A Three-Decade Battle to Change the Boy Scouts
- D.C. Circuit to Combat 'Link Rot' in Court Rulings
- Challenges to Solitary Confinement Headed to Justices
- Attorney Fee Awards Surge After High Court Patent Decision
- Supreme Court Reform Group Urges 'Blind Trusts' for Justices
- Marriage Equality Advocate Seeks to Build on High Court Win
The Boy Scouts of America announcement this week that it would end its ban on openly gay adult leaders came 15 years after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the ban on First Amendment ground, and nearly 30 years after legal battles over the restriction began.
Two former U.S. Supreme Court law clerks who went to big law firms have jumped ship and landed where few have gone before—a New York litigation boutique.
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.
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."
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.
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.
The recent release of the annual financial disclosure forms submitted by U.S. Supreme Court justices has renewed the debate over when justices should recuse in pending cases and how they should avoid conflicts of interest.
A closer examination of the cases shows a much more complicated story, including the liberal justices being in the majority in decisions that should be of great concern to progressives.