Category Archives: Supreme Court

Kagan’s Notes on Bush v. Gore Raise Significant Questions

According to the Wall Street Journal, among the documents that the Senate Judiciary Committee has posted relating to the Kagan nomination are handwritten notes that the nominee made for a speech she was to deliver to Princeton University alumni in 2003. The notes, according to the Journal’s account of their contents, reveal Kagan’s misgivings about…

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Supreme Court to Hear Skilling Appeal

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Supreme Court has agreed to hear former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling’s appeal. Now we’ll see if there is any prospect that reason and fairness will prevail in the Enron witch hunt.

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Scalia Takes Questions From VA High School Students

On this weekend’s installment of C-SPAN’s “America and the Courts” Justice Antonin Scalia spoke to and took questions from a group of high school students from Virginia (you can view the program at thisĀ linkĀ for a limited period of time). I highly recommend that you take a look if you have any interest in the Supreme…

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Supreme Court OK’s Individual Lawsuits By 401(k) Participants

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that individual participants in the most common type of retirement plan can sue under a pension protection law to recover their losses. The unanimous decision has implications for 50 million workers with $2.7 trillion invested in 401(k) retirement plans. James LaRue of Southlake, Texas, said the value of his stock…

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Cheney Parts Course With Administration in DC Gun Case

SCOTUS blog recently published an interesting post by Lyle Denniston discussing an amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court in the District of Columbia gun case by 55 senators and 250 members of the House of Representatives (you can find a copy of the brief here). The brief, which urges the Supreme Court to find…

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