Former aide to Andrew Cuomo wants court to narrow scope of federal bribery law
Sunday, November 27, 2022

The Supreme Court will hear oral argument on Monday in the latest in a series of cases involving the reach of federal public-corruption laws. The question before the justices in Percoco v. United States is whether an individual can be convicted of violating those laws... The post Former aide to A... .. read more..

A sharp business deal or a federal crime? Justices will review what counts as...
Friday, November 25, 2022

Over the past 40 years, the Supreme Court has repeatedly expressed concern about the breadth of federal criminal prosecutions under the mail and wire fraud laws. The court’s decisions have narrowed the scope of federal power, particularly in recognizing the right of state and local... The post A ... .. read more..

In major immigration case, both sides look to academia to untangle three knot...
Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Can the Biden administration issue guidelines setting priorities in the enforcement of immigration law? Do states have standing to challenge these guidelines? And if the guidelines are unlawful, does the Administrative Procedure Act give lower courts the power to vacate them — a universal remedy.... .. read more..

Justices fetch new case on trademark law and parody
Monday, November 21, 2022

In a term already packed with intellectual-property fights, the justices now have another one to chew on: a trademark scuffle over a squeaking dog toy. The court agreed on Monday to hear a dispute between the maker of Jack Daniel’s whiskey and a company that... The post Justices fetch new c... .. read more..

Government appeals decision against Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Friday, November 18, 2022

The Petitions of the Week column highlights a selection of cert petitions recently filed in the Supreme Court. A list of all petitions we’re watching is available here. For the second time in just over three years, the Supreme Court may determine the future of... The post Government appeals decis... .. read more..

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