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1. Supreme Court Strikes Down Sex Offender Social Media Ban
- Tuesday, June 20, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court struck down a North Carolina law Monday that bars convicted sex offenders from Facebook, Twitter and other popular sites.
The justices ruled unanimously in favor of North Carolina resident Lester Packingham Jr. His Facebook boast about beating a traffic ticket led to his conviction for violating a 2008 law aimed at keeping sex offenders off internet sites children might use.
2. Justices Rule Against Consumer in Debt Collection Case
- Tuesday, May 16, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that debt collection companies can't be sued for trying to recover years-old credit card debt from people who seek bankruptcy protection.
3. Supreme Court Says Cities Can Sue Banks Under Anti-Bias Law
- Tuesday, May 02, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court ruled Monday that cities may sue banks under the federal anti-discrimination in housing law, but said those lawsuits must tie claims about predatory lending practices among minority customers directly to declines in property taxes.
4. Justices Hear Dispute Over Lower-Cost Biotech Drugs Sales
- Thursday, April 27, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court on Wednesday considered a drug company's fight to keep a generic version of its biotech drug off the market for an additional six months that would mean billions more in sales and higher costs to the public.
5. Justices Side With Leading Cheerleading Uniform Maker
- Thursday, March 23, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with the leading maker of cheerleading uniforms in a copyright dispute with a smaller rival, ruling that uniform designs can be protected under copyright law.
6. From Bedroom to Boardroom, Supreme Court is in Your Business
- Tuesday, March 21, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – Quick, name a Supreme Court justice. OK, name three. One of the current justices, Stephen Breyer, once noted wryly that their names are less well-known than those of the Three Stooges.
7. Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some of Those Who Died in 2016
- Monday, January 02, 2017
Death claimed transcendent political figures in 2016, including Cuba's revolutionary leader and Thailand's longtime king, but also took away royals of a different sort: kings of pop music, from Prince and David Bowie to George Michael.
8. Kafkaesqueness and Such
- Thursday, December 22, 2016
Paul Greenberg, editorial page editor emeritus of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, likes to write about Franz Kafka (1883-1924) and the word coined for his name, Kafkaesque.
9. Justices Rap Labor Department Over Change in Overtime Pay Rules
- Tuesday, June 21, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Labor Department must do a better job of explaining why it is changing a longstanding policy on whether certain workers deserve overtime pay.
10. US Sues Over Proposed Deal Between United, Delta at Newark
- Wednesday, November 11, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government wants to block a deal that would increase United Airlines' grip over Newark Liberty International Airport, saying that it would drive up fares.
11. Ramsey Clear in Push to Politicize Supreme Court
- Thursday, August 06, 2015
Republican Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey has a penchant for igniting flames of partisanship, and the retirement of Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Gary Wade is no exception.
12. Supreme Court Extends Gay Marriage Nationwide
- Friday, June 26, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States, a historic culmination of decades of litigation over gay marriage and gay rights generally.
13. Supreme Court Upholds Nationwide Health Care Law Subsidies
- Thursday, June 25, 2015
The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans.
14. Justices Debate Judicial Candidates' Campaign Appeals
- Wednesday, January 21, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court's conservative and liberal justices clashed Tuesday over campaign finance restrictions in a dispute involving candidates for elected state and local judgeships.
15. Justices Weigh Bias Claim of Pregnant UPS Driver
- Thursday, December 04, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Two of the three women on the Supreme Court vigorously questioned a UPS lawyer Wednesday over the company's refusal to give lighter duty to a pregnant worker, a closely watched case with potentially broad impact for female workers and their employers.
16. Supreme Court: Religious Rights Trump Birth Control Rule
- Tuesday, July 01, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.
17. Supreme Court Revives 'Raging Bull' Lawsuit
- Tuesday, May 20, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a copyright lawsuit over the 1980 Oscar-winning movie "Raging Bull" can go forward, a decision that could open Hollywood studios to more claims from people seeking a share of profits from classic films, TV shows and other creative works.
18. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline
- Thursday, April 03, 2014
Memphis City Council member Lee Harris is challenging Democratic state Sen. Ophelia Ford in the August primary for District 29, the Senate seat held by a member of the Ford family since 1975.
19. High Court Seems Divided Over Birth Control Rule
- Wednesday, March 26, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court seemed divided Tuesday over whether employers' religious beliefs can free them from a part of the new health care law that requires that they provide coverage of birth control for employees at no extra charge.
20. Court Weighs Securities Fraud Case Changes
- Thursday, March 06, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed open to the possibility of making it harder for investors to join together to sue corporations for securities fraud – but maybe not as hard as companies that have to defend such lawsuits would like.
21. Supreme Court Seems Divided in Climate Case
- Tuesday, February 25, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court appeared divided on Monday over the sole Obama administration program already in place to limit power plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming.
22. Supreme Court Term Begins Amid Government Shutdown
- Tuesday, October 08, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court began its new term Monday by turning away hundreds of appeals, including Virginia's bid to revive its anti-sodomy law.
The justices took the bench just past 10 o'clock on the first Monday in October, even as much of the rest of the government was coping with a partial shutdown.
23. Supreme Court Strikes Federal Marriage Provision
- Thursday, June 27, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – In a historic victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California.
24. Supreme Court Makes it Harder to Sue Businesses
- Tuesday, June 25, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday decided to make it harder for Americans to sue businesses for retaliation and discrimination, leading a justice to call for Congress to overturn the court's actions.
25. Justices Voice Skepticism of Voting Rights Law
- Thursday, February 28, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – 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.
26. Court Upholds Health Care Reform
- Friday, June 29, 2012
The Supreme Court has upheld the individual insurance mandate that’s the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul.
Chief Justice John Roberts Thursday, June 28, announced the court’s judgment, which will allow the law to move forward with its aim of covering more than 30 million currently uninsured Americans.
27. High Court Rejects Part of Arizona Immigration Law
- Tuesday, June 26, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court threw out key provisions of Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigrants Monday but said a much-debated portion could go forward – that police must check the status of people stopped for various reasons who might appear to be in the U.S. illegally.
28. High Court Says No OT Pay for Drug Sales Reps
- Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The Supreme Court has ruled that sales representatives for pharmaceutical companies do not qualify for overtime pay under federal law, a big victory for the drug industry.
In a 5-4 decision Monday, June 18, the court’s conservative majority concluded that the roughly 90,000 people who try to persuade doctors to prescribe certain drugs to their patients are not covered by the federal law governing overtime pay.
29. Court Takes Health Care Case Behind Closed Doors
- Thursday, March 29, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The survival of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul rests with a Supreme Court seemingly split over ideology and, more particularly, in the hands of two Republican-appointed justices.
30. Court Rules on Sick Leave
- Wednesday, March 21, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that states cannot be sued under the Family and Medical Leave Act for refusing to give an employee time off to recover from an illness. One justice said the decision "dilutes the force" of the law that allows millions of working Americans time off to care for sick family members or to have children.
31. High Court: Warrant Needed for GPS Tracking
- Tuesday, January 24, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that police must get a search warrant before using GPS technology to track criminal suspects.
The decision was a defeat for the government and police agencies, and it raises the possibility of serious complications for law enforcement nationwide, which increasingly relies on high tech surveillance of suspects, including the use of various types of GPS technology.
32. Hamilton, Warren Lead LSU Past Ole Miss 81-55
- Monday, January 09, 2012
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – It had been a long time since LSU enjoyed such a performance in its Southeastern Conference opener as it did Saturday against Ole Miss.
The Tigers led from start to finish in a dominating 81-55 victory against the Rebels on Saturday. The 26-point margin of victory was the largest for LSU in a league opener since its 92-66 victory against Florida in the 1980-81 campaign.
33. Supreme Court Will Hear Health Care Case This Term
- Tuesday, November 15, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear arguments next March over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul – a case that could shake the political landscape as voters are deciding if Obama deserves another term.
34. Prescription Drug Data Mining Law Struck Down
- Friday, June 24, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – States cannot stop drug manufacturers and data-mining companies from using information about the prescription drugs individual doctors like to prescribe, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
35. Court: Generic Drug Makers Not Liable for Warnings
- Friday, June 24, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that makers of generic drugs cannot be sued for failing to warn consumers of the possible side effects of their products if they copy the exact warnings on the brand-name equivalents of the medicines.
36. Court Imposes Limits on Class Actions
- Thursday, April 28, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court on Wednesday limited the ability of people to combine forces and fight corporations together when they want to dispute contracts for cell phones, cable television and other services, a move consumer advocates called a crushing blow.
37. Court Casts Doubt on States' Global Warming Suit
- Wednesday, April 20, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court appeared deeply skeptical Tuesday about allowing states to sue electric utilities to force cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.
Both conservative and liberal justices questioned whether a federal judge could deal with the complex issue of global warming, a topic they suggested is better left to Congress and the Environmental Protection Agency.
38. Oldham Fills Top Sheriff's Positions
- Monday, October 04, 2010
Shelby County Sheriff Bill Oldham has named William S. Cash as his chief deputy and Robert L. Moore as interim director of the Shelby County Jail.
39. High Court Reins in Prosecutors' Use of Fraud Law
- Friday, June 25, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday sharply curtailed prosecutors' use of an anti-fraud law that was central in convicting politicians and corporate executives in many of the nation's most prominent corruption cases. The ex-CEO of disgraced energy giant Enron and a Canadian media mogul, both in prison, are among the figures who could benefit from the ruling.
40. Court OKs Search of Policeman's Sexy Text Messages
- Friday, June 18, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the search of a police officer's personal, sometimes sexually explicit, messages on a government-owned pager, saying it did not violate his constitutional rights.
41. Court: Suspects Must Say They Want to be Silent
- Wednesday, June 02, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that suspects must explicitly tell police they want to be silent to invoke Miranda protections during criminal interrogations, a decision one dissenting justice said turns defendants' rights "upside down."
42. High Court Rules Out Life Sentences For Juveniles
- Tuesday, May 18, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that teenagers may not be locked up for life without chance of parole if they haven’t killed anyone.
By a 5-4 vote Monday, the court said the Constitution requires that young people serving life sentences must at least be considered for release.
43. Obama Promises Quick Court Replacement for Stevens
- Monday, April 12, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - The retirement of John Paul Stevens, the U.S. Supreme Court's leading liberal but a justice who also could find conservative allies, will set off an election-year political battle over President Barack Obama's second high court pick.
44. High Court Looks at Reach of Second Amendment
- Wednesday, March 03, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court appeared willing Tuesday to say that the Constitution's right to possess guns limits state and local regulation of firearms. But the justices also suggested that some gun control measures might not be affected.
45. Court Eases Business, Union Election Spending Rule
- Friday, January 22, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – A major ruling Thursday by the U.S. Supreme Court could change how presidential and congressional campaigns are funded, possibly opening the floodgates of money from corporations, labor unions and other groups.
46. Gut-Check for Obama and Dems on Health Care
- Thursday, January 21, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Abandoning the health care overhaul is not an option, a senior White House official said Wednesday, after President Barack Obama's top domestic initiative took a devastating hit with the Democratic loss of the Massachusetts Senate seat.
47. High Court to Look at Life in Prison for Juveniles
- Thursday, November 05, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Joe Sullivan was sent away for life for raping an elderly woman and judged incorrigible though he was only 13 at the time of the attack.
48. Court Hears Arguments About Cross on Parkland
- Thursday, October 08, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court appeared divided between conservatives and liberals Wednesday over whether a cross on federal parkland in California violates the U.S. Constitution.
Several conservative justices seemed open to the Obama administration’s argument that Congress’ decision to transfer to private ownership the land on which the cross sits in the Mojave National Preserve should take care of any constitutional questions.
49. U.S. Supreme Court Receptive to Freer Election Spending
- Thursday, September 10, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court signaled Wednesday it may let businesses and unions spend freely to help their favored political candidates in time for next year's elections.
In a case that began with a movie attacking Hillary Rodham Clinton, newly seated Justice Sonia Sotomayor jumped right into the questioning. She appeared skeptical about taking the far-reaching step of lifting the ban, a move urged on the court by a lawyer for a group that made the 90-minute movie that sought to undermine Clinton's presidential ambitions.
50. Court: AG Must Go to Court to Probe National Banks
- Tuesday, June 30, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that state attorneys general can investigate national banks for discrimination and other crimes, but only with a court’s help.
The high court ruled that a state attorney general cannot on his own issue a subpoena against a bank that has branches in that state and others. However, the court said national banks are subject to some state laws under the National Banking Act, and an attorney general can go to court to enforce those laws.
51. Judges Must Avoid Appearance of Bias, Court Rules
- Tuesday, June 09, 2009
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that elected judges must step aside from cases when large campaign contributions from interested parties create the appearance of bias.
By a 5-4 vote in a case from West Virginia, the court said that a judge who remained involved in a lawsuit filed against the company of the most generous supporter of his election deprived the other side of the constitutional right to a fair trial.
52. FedEx Employees can SueOver Age Bias, Court Says
- Thursday, February 28, 2008
The Supreme Court decided Wednesday that employees who claim job discrimination should not suffer because of mistakes made by the federal agency charged with investigating their allegations.
53. Scalia Follows Ginsburg's Lead With Dec. Visit
- Tuesday, October 09, 2007
A little more than a year after one of his closest friends on the U.S. Supreme Court flew to Memphis to address a gathering of legal professionals, Justice Antonin Scalia is coming to town to do the same.
54. Supreme Court Decision Could Shed Different Light on Patents
- Thursday, May 31, 2007
A recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court could change the way Memphis businesses look at patents.
One thing is for sure, it will definitely change the way attorneys look at them.
In a unanimous ruling on a patent case in late April, the court used a new, more flexible standard that favors competition and ultimately will make it more difficult to get - and keep - patents on new and existing products.
55. Duck, Duck Goose Egg: Ducks Unlimited speaks out on watered-down Supreme Court ruling
- Thursday, July 06, 2006
Ducks Unlimited Inc., a wetland and waterfowl conservation organization headquartered in Memphis, has spoken out against a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that could muddy the waters of 1972's Federal Water Pollution Control Act, also known as the Clean Water Act.
56. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, March 31, 2004
Nashville Attorney Appointed to 30th Judicial District
Attorney Appointed to 30th Judicial District
Nashville attorney Donna M. Fields was appointed to fill a position in the 30th Judicial District, Circuit Court Division 7, replacing recently...
57. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, October 19, 2001
Concert for New York with a Memphis touch
Concert for New York has a Memphis touch
By MARY DANDO
The Daily News
Memphis mercantile maestro Paul Tudor Jones is about to pull off one of his greatest feats.
Saturday, some of the greatest...
58. Archived Article: Law Focus (mergers)
- Thursday, January 11, 2001
Merging Law Firms Waring Cox latest to enter merger mix By MARY DANDO The Daily News To move, merge or do both and expand seems to be a decision increasingly put on the agenda of law firm meetings in Memphis. Two Memphis firms, Waring Cox PLC, one o...
59. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 02, 1999
Dr Philip G. Satre, chairman and chief executive officer of Harrahs Entertainment Inc., has been named to the board of directors of JDN Realty Corp. Paul Stone has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer of Mark VII Inc. Ston...
60. Archived Article: Page 2 Fill
- Thursday, July 09, 1998
Wednesday July 8 2:02 PM EDT U.S. justices visit Euro judges A team of U.S. judges, judicial officials and law professors is talking with some European colleagues during a 10-day, four-country visit. The justices have discovered that the issues faci...