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Are Alaska Native corporations Indian tribes? A multimillion-dollar question

CASE PREVIEW By Gregory Ablavsky on Apr 16, 2021 at 8:18 pm Are Alaska Native corporations — special corporations that Congress created in 1971 when it resolved Native claims in Alaska — “Indian tribe[s]” under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act? On Monday, the Supreme Court will hear argument on that question in Yellen […]

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Justices validate Google’s use of Java platform in Android software code

Opinion Analysis By Ronald Mann on Apr 6, 2021 at 2:09 pm Monday’s decision in Google v. Oracle reminds us that occasionally the Supreme Court can take a big case and actually decide it! So many of the intellectual-property cases that reach the justices reflect minor circuit conflicts of largely technical interest or end up […]

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Google wins copyright clash with Oracle over computer code

Breaking News By James Romoser on Apr 5, 2021 at 11:00 am The Supreme Court on Monday sided with Google over Oracle in a major copyright battle, ruling that Google’s copying of a portion of the Java SE computer program is protected as “fair use.” The ruling in Google v. Oracle was 6-2, with Justice […]

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Court upholds FCC’s changes to media ownership rules

Opinion Analysis By Amy Howe on Apr 1, 2021 at 11:49 am Update (April 1, 1:23 p.m.): This article has been updated with expanded analysis. The Supreme Court unanimously agreed on Thursday that the Federal Communications Commission could loosen restrictions on ownership of radio stations, television stations and newspapers. The justices rejected a challenge by […]

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Justices debate evidentiary rules in securities class actions

Argument Analysis By Ronald Mann on Mar 31, 2021 at 7:45 am Kannon Shanmugam argues for Goldman Sachs Group (Art Lien) Monday’s argument in Goldman Sachs Group v. Arkansas Teacher Retirement System did not provide much to clarify what – if anything – the justices will decide in this messy and seemingly interminable piece of […]

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Amid March Madness, antitrust dispute over college athlete compensation comes to the court

Case Preview By Amy Howe on Mar 30, 2021 at 12:56 pm Athletes are suing the NCAA against the backdrop of the 2021 March Madness tournament (Al Sermeno Photography via Shutterstock) This weekend the National Collegiate Athletic Association will host its storied “Final Four” to determine the champions of the men’s and women’s Division I […]

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Justices return to standing after Spokeo

Case Preview By Amy Howe on Mar 29, 2021 at 12:24 pm Nearly five years ago, the Supreme Court decided Spokeo v. Robins, the case of a Virginia man who alleged that an internet database company violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act when it published inaccurate information about him. The justices ruled that to have […]

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Court struggles with the “indefensible morass” it’s made in Indian law

Argument analysis By Elizabeth Reese on Mar 26, 2021 at 8:31 pm Eric Henkel argues remotely for respondent Joshua Cooley. (Art Lien) On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in United States v. Cooley. The case concerns whether tribal police officers may detain or search non-Indians suspected of violating state or federal law on […]

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Police who shot fleeing woman committed “seizure” under Fourth Amendment

Breaking News By James Romoser on Mar 25, 2021 at 11:15 am A New Mexico woman who was shot by police as she drove away from an investigation was “seized” under the Fourth Amendment, even though the shooting did not result in the police immediately detaining her, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday. “Under our cases, […]

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Tribal police drag messy Indian sovereignty cases back to the court

Case Preview By Elizabeth Reese on Mar 22, 2021 at 10:02 am On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in United States v. Cooley. At issue is whether the court should exclude evidence that a tribal police officer collected while detaining and searching a non-Indian driver stopped alongside a federal highway that runs […]