On the Supreme Docket

Postby Wizard CaT » Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:34 pm

9/9/2009 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission
Whether to overrule precedents upholding state and federal limits on corporate political spending.

Gov Position: No


10/6/2009 U.S. v. Stevens
Can the government criminalize selling dogfight videotapes or other depictions of animal cruelty?

Gov Position: Yes


10/7/2009 Salazar v. Buono
Can an individual challenge a cross on property the government transferred to a private organization?

Gov Position: No


10/7/2009 Reed Elsevier v. Muchnick
Can an appeals court invalidate the $18 million copyright settlement between freelance writers and major news publishers who put their works in electronic databases without permission?

Gov Position: No


11/2/2009 Jones v. Harris Associates
Can an investor challenge a mutual-fund adviser for charging excessive fees?

Gov Position: Yes


11/3/2009 Hemi Group LLC v. City of New York
Can a city use civil RICO lawsuit to collect cigarette taxes?

Gov Position: N/A


11/04/2009 Pottawattamie County, IA v. McGhee
May a prosecutor be sued for allegedly using false testimony to win a conviction?

Gov Position: No


11/9/2009 Graham v. Florida
Can a juvenile offender be sentenced to life without parole for a non-homicide crime?

Gov Position: N/A


11/9/2009 Bilski v. Kappos
Must a business method patent be tied to a particular machine or apparatus,” or transform something "into a different state or thing," to be valid?

Gov Position: Yes


12/7/2009 Free Enterprise Fund and Beckstead and Watts, LLP v. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, et al
Is the PCAOB unconstitutional because its members are appointed by the SEC, not the president?

Gov Position: No


12/1/2009 United Student Aid Funds v. Espinoza
Are student loan debts dischargeable under bankruptcy if debtor failed to challenge discharge at lower court?

Gov Position: No


12/2/2009 Stop the Beach Renourishment Inc. v. Florida
Does a state program to replenish eroded beaches for public use unconstitutionally deprive coastal property owners of their private ocean access?

Gov Position: N/A


12/9/2009 Stolt-Nielsen S.A., et al. v. AnimalFeeds International Corp
Whether imposing class arbitration on parties whose arbitration clauses are silent on that issue is consistent with the Federal Arbitration Act

Gov Position: N/A


Not yet scheduled U.S. v. Comstock
Do federal prisons have the authority to hold "sexually dangerous" inmates past their sentences out of fear they will violate state law?

Gov Position: Yes


Not yet scheduled American Needle Inc. v. NFL
Extent of NFL monopoly over logowear
Gov Position: N/A
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Re: On the Supreme Docket

Postby Coda » Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:02 pm

Wow, the NFL trademark issue actually made it to the Supreme Court?
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Re: On the Supreme Docket

Postby Wizard CaT » Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:11 pm

Apparently, but it looks like it's at the end of the docket.
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Re: On the Supreme Docket

Postby Coda » Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:31 pm

I've been waiting for someone to try to knock some NFL heads around in court. The NFL really goes far beyond its legal boundaries in its claims to its supposed intellectual property. (Not that MLB or the NBA are any better...)
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