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Fraud Among Business Partners

February 27, 2023

Supreme Court Tackles Fraud Among Business Partners, Not Spouses

In upholding the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit opinion, the high court said that liability can be held against a partner of a wrongdoer. The justices said they wanted to clear up lower court “confusion” on the meaning of the bankruptcy code’s exception to discharging debts obtained by actual fraud.

Read more at Bloomberg Law

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Wikipedia bid to challenge NSA surveillance

February 21, 2023

U.S. Supreme Court snubs Wikipedia bid to challenge NSA surveillance

Turning away the Wikimedia Foundation's appeal, the justices left in place a lower court's dismissal of the lawsuit based on the government's assertion of what is called the state secrets privilege, a legal doctrine that can shut down litigation if disclosure of certain information would damage U.S. national security.

Read more at Reuters

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Things ChatGPT gets wrong about the Supreme Court

January 26, 2023

No, Ruth Bader Ginsburg did not dissent in Obergefell — and other things ChatGPT gets wrong about the Supreme Court

Be careful who, or what, you get your legal advice from. ChatGPT, the new A.I. chatbot, was asked 50 questions about the Supreme Court. It answered just 22 of them correctly...

Read more at SCOTUSblog

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The Supreme Court is Less Efficient

January 25, 2023

It’s Not Your Imagination — The Supreme Court is Less Efficient

The fact that it took over a month longer to release the first opinion this term than it has ever taken in the past shows just how slow the Court is currently moving. Whether impacted by internal or external events or procedures, or just a less efficient process, these cumulative measures do not bode well for the productivity of the Court in the near future.

Read more at Empirical Scotus

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Five takeaways from Supreme Court leak investigation

January 23, 2023

The upshot of Curley’s report: While investigators homed in on several suspects, she could not determine by a preponderance of the evidence who shared the landmark opinion with POLITICO seven weeks before its official release.

Read more at Politico

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The Supreme Court's back door

January 10, 2023

Donors leveraged relatively small sums of cash into privileged face time with the very Supreme Court justices who were in some instances deciding cases to which their companies or affiliated advocacy organizations were parties.

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SCOTUS rejects Michigan State's appeal

December 12, 2022

Swim, dive push for reinstatement after SCOTUS rejects Michigan State's appeal

Early in the pandemic, several colleges, big and small, all over the country eliminated hundreds of programs amid financial uncertainty. Several of those teams were reinstated once the financial outlook began to improve, including Iowa's women's swimming and diving team -- a decision that Michigan State supporters hoped would lead to their own salvation, but that hasn't happened.

Read more at The Detroit News

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Is the Biggest Supreme Court Case This Term About Bacon?

November 14, 2022

The combination of two elements—(1) a ban based not on a characteristic of the product, but rather on an aspect of the production process, and (2) relying on moral disapproval, rather than more traditional and tangible concerns, such as promoting the health and safety of residents or protecting the local environment—makes National Pork a potentially far-reaching case.

Read more at The Regulatory Review

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A Step Backwards for Cameras in the Courtroom

November 4, 2022

One likely consequence of the protests is that live video streaming of oral arguments is ever-more unlikely. The justices have long been wary of how live broadcast could alter the incentives of advocates and judges at oral argument in ways that encourage style over substance.

Read more at reason.com

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The Onion Files An Amicus Brief

October 5, 2022

The Onion tells the Supreme Court – seriously – that satire is no laughing matter.

The Onion – a publication best known for its tongue-in-cheek, satirical postings on politics and world events – has taken the very serious step of filing an amicus brief before the Supreme Court.

“Americans can be put in jail for poking fun at the government? This was a surprise to America’s Finest News Source and an uncomfortable learning experience for its editorial team,” the site’s lawyers wrote.

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