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

    … this previously ignored requirement had been met. Spokeo: Where Is the Concrete Injury? Many heralded the Supreme Court’s decision as an important victory for companies beset by lawsuits over actions that resulted in little or no harm to anyone. On remand, the Ninth Circuit, however, managed a detour, taking upon itself to explore the question…

    Brann & Isaacson- 12 readers -
  • What You Need to Know About “No Refusal” This Labor Day

    …. Data shows these tests are often inaccurate. For example, a diabetic or an individual with a metabolic disorder may appear to be driving while intoxicated even though he or she hasn’t had anything to drink. A breath test captures air from the driver’s lungs and analyzes it for saturation of alcohol. This evidence is often unreliable because…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 17 readers -
  • A Case of First Impression

    … It will hardly come as a surprise to frequent readers of this blog that the U.S. Supreme Court has (once more) jettisoned a legal principle fashioned by the Federal Circuit, nor that the opinion was largely without dissent (Justice Ginsburg did dissent in part). The case, Impression Products v. Lexmark International, concluded that a patentee’s…

    Stacy Stitham/ Brann & Isaacson- 15 readers -
  • Bounties: How Law Enforcement Tracks Down Criminals

    …. They also contact a bounty hunter. Hiring a Bounty Hunter Police don’t always find the defendant. The bonding company will hire a bail enforcement agent, commonly called a professional bounty hunter, to find the defendant. More than one bounty hunter may be assigned to find the defendant. The bounty for a defendant, or the money the bail enforcement…

    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…

    Brann & Isaacson- 13 readers -
  • 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…

    Eccleston Law Offices- 8 readers -
  • Supreme Court Denies Cert in Gillette

    … appeal of the Oregon Department of Revenue’s decision to deny its refund, finding that Health-Net could not use the equal-factor apportionment formula because Oregon validly unilaterally withdrew from the MTC and removed the equal-factor apportionment option. Sherwin-Williams has filed a complaint in Denver County, Colorado District Court, appealing…

    Brann & Isaacson- 13 readers -
  • Substantial Nexus Under Siege: Industry Fights Back!

    …. In addition to showing why the substantial nexus rule lives on, as strong as ever, in the decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court, the authors go over fights now underway in South Dakota and Alabama, and point to other states that appear to be ready to follow suit. George Isaacson and Matthew Schaefer represent ACMA and four major retailers in the two…

    Brann & Isaacson- 40 readers -
  • The Default Damages Regime

    … of the tremendous impact that varying interpretations of available statutory damages can have on the number of case filings. We were so reminded in reading Samsung’s recent brief to the U.S. Supreme Court, seeking reconsideration of the entire profits rule for design patent infringement: “The rule would create extreme asymmetry between design patents and utility…

    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…

    Due Diligence- 12 readers -
  • Are Church and Religious Workers Covered by the FLSA?

    … Congress enacted the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in 1938 as America was beginning to recover from the Great Depression. After years of unemployment, workers would often take any job offered no matter how little they were paid or deplorable the conditions. Knowing this, Congress wanted to include as many workers as possible within…

    Due Diligence- 25 readers -
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