Tagged: u.s. supreme court

U.S. Supreme Court Sides With West Memphis Police Over Fatal Chase

by Associated Press 5/27/2014 11:20 am

The Supreme Court sided with police officers Tuesday who were sued over a high-speed, two-state chase that ended with the deaths of the fleeing driver and his passenger.

It's About the Money (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 4/23/2014 2:43 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court changed the nature of political finance in Citizens United v. FEC. Four years later, the finance system is less regulated and awash in money. It stands to have a tremendous impact in the 2014 election and beyond.

Arkansas House OKs Anti-Gay Marriage Resolution

by Associated Press 3/27/2013 3:11 pm

As the U.S. Supreme Court considers two gay marriage cases, the Arkansas House has passed a resolution reaffirming opposition to allowing same-sex couples to marry.

High Court Considered Congressional Intent in Class-action Decision

by Mark Friedman 3/25/2013 12:00 am

The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Knowles v. Standard Fire rested on what Congress intended to do when it enacted class-action reforms eight years ago, according to Georgene Vairo, a law professor at Loyola Law School at Los Angeles who wrote a book on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005.

Arkansas AG Dustin McDaniel Supported Plaintiffs’ Attorneys in U.S. Supreme Court Case

by Mark Friedman 3/25/2013 12:00 am

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel was one of the few state AGs who supported the plaintiffs’ attorneys who used a perceived loophole in federal law to keep potential class-action lawsuits in state courts.

Inside the Miller County Class-Action Strategy Invalidated by U.S. Supreme Court

by Mark Friedman 3/25/2013 12:00 am

The high court agreed with dozens of other corporations that have complained that Miller County Circuit Court is a legal backwater where friendly elected judges help prolific local class-action attorneys exploit a loophole in federal law to force giant settlements in cases whose legal merits are never even considered.

Miller County Class-Action Strategy Struck Down by U.S. Supreme Court

by Gwen Moritz 3/19/2013 9:39 am

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of an insurance company in a class-action case brought in Miller County. The decision throws a wrench into a business plan used with great success by the Texarkana law firm of Keil & Goodson.

Supreme Court Justices Voice Skepticism of Voting Rights Law

by Associated Press 2/27/2013 3:35 pm

The Supreme Court's conservative justices voiced deep skepticism Wednesday about a section of a landmark civil rights law that has helped millions of Americans exercise their right to vote.

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