U.S. Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of the United States (first abbreviated as SCOTUS in 1879) was established pursuant to Article III of the United States Constitution in 1789 as the highest federal court in the United States. It has ultimate (and largely discretionary) appellate jurisdiction over all federal courts and over state court cases involving issues of federal law, plus original jurisdiction over a small range of cases. In the legal system of the United States, the Supreme Court is the final interpreter of federal constitutional law, although it may only act within the context of a case in which it has jurisdiction.
Posts about U.S. Supreme Court
  • Spokeo Speaks — Again

    … In Robins v. Spokeo, Inc., a case that made its way up to the U.S. Supreme Court and back again, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit has allowed a case to go forward on the slenderest thread of alleged “harm,” despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s admonition that a concrete injury must alleged. Spokeo: Background Spokeo publishes online…

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  • What You Need to Know About “No Refusal” This Labor Day

    … the lungs aren’t the source of alcohol in the breath. “Alcohol breath” flows from the individual’s full respiratory system, not just his or her lungs. In addition, if the officer asks the driver to submit to a breath test but doesn’t preserve the breath sample, the test may be considered invalid later. Blood Tests Under former Tex. Transp. Code…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 16 readers -
  • A Case of First Impression

    … for more than two decades – in practice, similar restrictions may be enforced through the application of contract law. Still, that is a distinction with a difference, particularly given that contract law may be enforced through state courts and other federal courts of appeal. Once again, it seems that the Federal Circuit’s grip on patent law interpretation may be loosening. The post A Case of First Impression appeared first on Brann & Isaacson. …

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  • Bounties: How Law Enforcement Tracks Down Criminals

    … be careful when trying to track down a defendant who is wanted for jumping bail. They can get into a lot of trouble for being reckless and careless in the pursuit of a fugitive. Unfortunately, a bounty hunter can mistake an innocent person for the fugitive. This happened in a case that went to the U.S. Supreme Court. In Caballero v. Aamco Bail Bonding…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 13 readers -
  • George Isaacson Named State Tax Notes Person Of The Year For 2016

    … Senior Partner George Isaacson has been named the 2016 Person of the Year by State Tax Notes, citing his close and long–standing engagement in constitutional litigation in the state tax arena, and describing him as a “calm, brilliant advocate.” Brann & Isaacson congratulates George on this richly deserved recognition and honor. We are proud…

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  • Court Denies Appeal Against CFP Board

    … that the CFP Board did not appear to violate any of its own rules or procedures in disciplining the couple. Moreover, the husband and wife team still has an opportunity to appeal all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court. The attorneys of Eccleston Law LLC represent investors and advisers nationwide in securities and employment matters. The securities…

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  • Supreme Court Denies Cert in Gillette

    … On Tuesday, October 11, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the petition for a writ of certiorari to the California Supreme Court filed by The Gillette Company and three other corporations, seeking review of the California high court’s decision in Gillette v. Franchise Tax Board. 363 P.3d 94 (Cal. 2015). The issue presented by the petition…

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  • Substantial Nexus Under Siege: Industry Fights Back!

    … Martin Eisenstein and David Bertoni have published their latest blog for members of the American Catalog Mailers Association: The Industry Is Fighting Back. The blog goes over each of the major battlefronts in the states’ multi-pronged effort to overturn the long-settled Commerce Clause rule of “substantial nexus,” which requires that companies…

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  • The Default Damages Regime

    … Back in 2010, there was a boom in so-called “false marking” cases. The false marking statute, 35 U.S.C. § 292, had passed a relatively quiet existence since 1952, imposing a fine of $500 per offense for falsely marking a product as “patented,” “patent applied for” or “patent pending.” In 2009, the Federal Circuit concluded that a statutory…

    Stacy Stitham/ Brann & Isaacson- 15 readers -
  • Supreme Court Takes Up Breach of Seal Case – False Claims Act

    … Farm gets a free ride despite an earlier court finding that they defrauded the government. This is a case we will closely follow. MahanyLaw for All Your Whistleblower Needs and Questions If you have inside information about fraud involving a government program or tax dollars, give us a call. Our mission is to right the wrong, protect you from…

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  • Are Church and Religious Workers Covered by the FLSA?

    …. So do ministers and religious organizations. As a general rule, religious organizations and churches are exempt from the FLSA. For example, a priest or nun who takes a vow of poverty can’t later sue for unpaid overtime or wage theft. In passing the Fair Labor Standards Act, Congress relied on the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution…

    Due Diligence- 25 readers -
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