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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

"Torture Suits Against Companies Blocked by Top U.S. Court": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report.

And James Vicini of Reuters has a report headlined "Supreme Court: torture law applies only to people."
Posted at 12:28 PM by Howard Bashman



Access online today's rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court in argued cases: The Court today issued two rulings in argued cases.

1. Justice Sonia Sotomayor delivered the opinion of the Court in Mohamad v. Palestinian Authority, No. 11-88. Justice Antonin Scalia did not join one section of the Court's opinion. And Justice Stephen G. Breyer issued a concurring opinion. You can access the oral argument via this link.

2. And Justice Clarence Thomas delivered the opinion of the Court in Kappos v. Hyatt, No. 10-1219. Justice Sotomayor issued a concurring opinion, in which Justice Breyer joined. You can access the oral argument via this link.

Update: In early news coverage, The Associated Press has reports headlined "High court limits suits under torture victim law" and "Court: Judges can consider new patent evidence."
Posted at 10:03 AM by Howard Bashman



"Court Weighs Revisions in Cocaine-Case Sentences": Adam Liptak has this article today in The New York Times. The newspaper also contains an editorial entitled "Abiding by the Fair Sentencing Act."

In today's edition of The Washington Post, Robert Barnes reports that "Supreme Court weighs whether law reducing crack cocaine sentences is retroactive."

David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times reports that "Supreme Court told unfair crack sentences may number in thousands; A Justice Department lawyer tells the Supreme Court that a law repealed in 2010 as racially biased should not be applied for crack cocaine convicts not yet sentenced when the rule was stricken."

And Mike Sacks of The Huffington Post reports that "Supreme Court Weighs Fate Of Crack Dealers Caught In Mandatory Minimum Sentence Squeeze."
Posted at 08:10 AM by Howard Bashman



"Justices Cite Protections for Lawyers in Inquiries": Adam Liptak has this article today in The New York Times.

And David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times reports that "Supreme Court reverses 9th Circuit to shield private lawyers."
Posted at 08:03 AM by Howard Bashman



"Obama's recess actions spur Republicans to join lawsuit": Stephen Dinan has this article today in The Washington Times.

And Jennifer Bendery of The Huffington Post reports that "Senate Republicans Join Legal Challenge Of Obama's Recess Appointments."
Posted at 08:00 AM by Howard Bashman







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