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  • Supreme Court says Aereo undercuts broadcasters

    WASHINGTON In a win for broadcasters and big media, the Supreme Court on Wednesday grounded the streaming service Aereo, ruling that the start-up violates the Copyright Act by recording and streaming over-the-air TV to subscribers' devices. The court's...
  • Dahlia Lithwick: Are Facebook threats real? Supreme Court will soon decide

    Monday morning, the Supreme Court agreed to hear an important First Amendment challenge that will attempt to sort out — after years of ambiguity and confusion in the lower courts — when threats, specifically Internet threats, should be taken...
  • Supreme Court upholds key element in federal gun laws

    Supreme Court upholds key element in federal gun laws
    The Supreme Court upheld federal gun laws that make it a crime when buying a weapon to lie about plans to give it to someone else. By a 5-4 vote, the justices agreed that a "straw purchaser" of a gun is guilty of a crime, even if he and the ultimate...
  • In Mississippi race, Cochran must defend his conservatism

    ACKERMAN, Mo. In Washington, Sen. Thad Cochran is regarded as a reliable conservative. In Mississippi, angry Republicans brand him a liberal. As Cochran fights to win renomination in a June 24 Republican runoff against a tea-party challenger, the race...
  • Supreme Court says POM Wonderful can sue Coke over label

    WASHINGTON The Supreme Court served POM Wonderful a victory Thursday, ruling the California-based company that makes the pomegranate juice can sue Coca-Cola over an allegedly mislabeled drink. In an 8-0 decision, the court agreed that POM Wonderful could...
  • Letters: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a justice for all

    Re "Much depends on Ginsburg," Opinion, March 16 As a lawyer and an Irvine resident, I respect and commend Erwin Chemerinsky for what he's done as the founding dean of the UC Irvine Law School. But he's wrong to say that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader...
  • Supreme Court seems ready to kill patent for computerized risk analysis

    Supreme Court seems ready to kill patent for computerized risk analysis
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court sounded ready Monday to curtail the use of certain business patents in a case involving a patent for a computerized risk analysis of international financial transactions. Use of such business-method patents has...
  • Did the Supreme Court just open the door to political corruption?

    Money won. Doesn’t it always? It was not a big surprise that the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision today striking down certain limits on federal campaign contributions was divided along partisan lines. Conservative justices sided with the...
  • Supreme Court ruling on campaign contributions: More clout for the rich

    Supreme Court ruling on campaign contributions: More clout for the rich
    WASHINGTON — The wealthiest 1% of Americans will likely play an even larger role in elections following the Supreme Court decision Wednesday that freed rich donors to give as much as $3.5 million per election to the array of candidates running for...
  • Supreme Court lifts overall limits on congressional campaign donations

    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday freed wealthy donors to give more money directly to congressional candidates, extending its controversial 2010 Citizens United decision that opened the door for unlimited independent spending on political...
  • Really, justices? Even more money in politics?

    On Wednesday, conservatives on the U.S. Supreme Court continued their project of undermining reasonable attempts by Congress to limit the corrupting influence of money in election campaigns. The same 5-4 majority that lifted limits on corporate...