The U.S. Supreme Court will hear two appeals that would make it easier for targets of patent suits to collect attorneys’ fees.
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The legal team that successfully took challenges to the federal Defense of Marriage Act and California’s same-sex marriage ban to the U.S. Supreme Court has joined a challenge to Virginia’s constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage.Read More »
Recent guidance could trigger litigation over whether private business owners with religious objections to gay marriage can be required to extend employment benefits to their employees’ same-sex spouses in states where such unions are not recognized.Read More »
On Dec. 10, the court will hear oral arguments appealing a ruling by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit that struck down a federal rule requiring upwind states to reduce power plant air emissions that affect downwind states’ air quality.Read More »
The Supreme Court’s rejection last week of a central element of the 1965 Voting Rights Act took aim at a measure that not only broke down barriers to political participation in the South but also made significant contributions to the economic well being of black southerners and to the region as a whole.Read More »