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
    • Brann & Isaacson Lawyers Prevail in South Dakota Supreme Court Commerce Clause Challenge

      Brann & Isaacson partners George Isaacson, Martin Eisenstein, and Matthew Schaefer prevailed on September 14, 2017, in the South Dakota Supreme Court on a major statutory challenge to the leading U.S. Supreme Court Commerce Clause case protecting remote sellers with no physical presence from being obligated to collect and remit sales and use tax, Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, 504 U.S.

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    • 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 a “people search engine.

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

    … profile holiday in Houston. You may have seen electronic road sign notices of “No Refusal” or listened to radio announcements about “No Refusal,” or watched TV news stories about “No Refusal.” For all of the advanced communications notice, few Houstonians know what to expect on a No Refusal holiday. The bottom line regarding “No Refusal…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 15 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 -
  • 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

    … 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…

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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

    … 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

    … the case. Even admitting there is a case is a breach of the seal. Depending on how serious the breach or where it occurred, the “cost” of the breach could be a hefty fine or even dismissal of the case. Courts and prosecutors take the secrecy of these complaints seriously. This month the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider a breach of seal case…

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

    … and eligible for more pay. The U.S. Supreme Court and FLSA Religious Exemptions The 7th Circuit’s decision was largely based on a U.S. Supreme Court decision from 1985. In that case, the U.S. Department of Labor took action against a religious foundation whose workers did not receive overtime. The Tony and Susan Alamo Foundation was a nonprofit religious…

    Due Diligence- 25 readers -
  • Lawsuits Following the Titanic Disaster

    … percent of what survivors and families of deceased individuals were asking for in the beginning. The legal system then and now. This case just goes to show that even 100 years ago, victims had to fight to get any compensation from the companies who were deemed responsible for such a tragedy. The legal battle played out in the U.S. Supreme Court…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 32 readers -
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