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1. Justices Uphold Refugee Ban But Say Grandparents Still OK
- Thursday, July 20, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court says the Trump administration can strictly enforce its ban on refugees, but is leaving in place a weakened travel ban that includes grandparents among relatives who can help visitors from six mostly Muslim countries get into the U.S.
2. Supreme Court Sides With Same-Sex Couples in Arkansas Suit
- Tuesday, June 27, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ruled for same-sex couples who complained an Arkansas birth certificate law discriminated against them.
The justices on Monday issued an unsigned opinion reversing an Arkansas high court ruling that upheld the law.
3. 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.
4. High Court Ruling Speeds Up Generic Biotech Drug Approval
- Tuesday, June 13, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – A unanimous Supreme Court is speeding up the time for generic biotech drugs to become available to the public in a ruling that means a loss of billions in sales to the makers of original versions.
5. Justices Make It Easier for Companies to Defend Patent Cases
- Tuesday, May 23, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court is making it easier for companies to defend themselves against patent infringement lawsuits.
The justices ruled unanimously on Monday that such lawsuits can be filed only in states where defendants are incorporated. The issue is important to many companies that complained about patent owners choosing more favorable courts in other parts of the country to file lawsuits.
6. 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.
7. Who are the Lawyers and Judges Debating Trump Travel Ban?
- Tuesday, May 16, 2017
SEATTLE (AP) – Two lawyers with broad experience before the U.S. Supreme Court argued for and against President Donald Trump's travel ban Monday before a panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Three judges appointed by President Bill Clinton heard the case over the executive order that targets six predominantly Muslim countries.
8. Supreme Court Says Cities Can Sue Banks Under Anti-Bias Law
- Tuesday, May 2, 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 1892 Lynchings Remembered As Historic Moment
- Monday, March 13, 2017
When a mob of approximately 75 men in black masks took Thomas Moss, Calvin McDowell and Henry Stewart from a Downtown jail cell 125 years ago and shot them to death by a set of railroad tracks running by the Mississippi River, it was far from the first lynching in Memphis.
12. 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.
13. Dave Thomas Named CEO Of Kemmons Wilson Insurance
- Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Dave Thomas has joined Kemmons Wilson Insurance Group as chief executive officer. In this role, he’s responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations and also is tasked with growing the Memphis-based property and casualty insurance company. Thomas has 40 years of experience in the insurance industry, most recently serving as CEO of Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp.
14. High Court Upholds Government's Energy Conservation Program
- Tuesday, January 26, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a win for the Obama administration and environmental groups, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld a 5-year-old federal program that pays large electric customers to save energy during times of peak demand.
15. Scalia Addresses Constitution, Same-Sex Marriage in Speech
- Thursday, September 24, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Tuesday criticized judges who believe the Constitution is a "living" document, saying they amount to policy makers who are rewriting it and making moral decisions for the entire country about same-sex marriage and other issues. He also referred to this summer's same-sex marriage ruling as "extreme."
16. 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.
17. 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.
18. Justices Boost Workplace Religious Protections
- Tuesday, June 2, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court strengthened civil rights protections Monday for employees and job applicants who need special treatment in the workplace because of their religious beliefs.
19. Court Raises Bar for Securities Class Action Cases
- Tuesday, June 24, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court on Monday made it tougher for investors to join together to sue corporations for securities fraud, a decision that could curb the number of multimillion dollar legal settlements companies pay out each year.
20. 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.
21. High Court Loosens Reins on Big Campaign Donors
- Thursday, April 3, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court's conservative majority voted Wednesday to free wealthy donors to give to as many political candidates and campaigns as they want, further loosening the reins on giving by big contributors as the 2014 campaign moves into high gear.
22. Court Weighs Securities Fraud Case Changes
- Thursday, March 6, 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.
23. 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.
24. Supreme Court Term Begins Amid Government Shutdown
- Tuesday, October 8, 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.
25. 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.
26. Supreme Court Halts Use of Key Part of Voting Law
- Wednesday, June 26, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – A deeply divided Supreme Court threw out the most powerful part of the landmark Voting Rights Act on Tuesday, a decision deplored by the White House but cheered by mostly Southern states now free from nearly 50 years of intense federal oversight of their elections.
27. 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.
28. Supreme Court: 'Pay to Delay' Generic Drugs Can be Illegal
- Tuesday, June 18, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court ruled Monday that deals between pharmaceutical corporations and their generic drug competitors, which government officials say keep cheaper forms of medicine off the market, can be sometimes be illegal and therefore challenged in court.
29. Court Says Human Genes Cannot be Patented
- Friday, June 14, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that companies cannot patent parts of naturally-occurring human genes, a decision with the potential to profoundly affect the emerging and lucrative medical and biotechnology industries.
30. Rhodes Honors Gray for Outstanding Research
- Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Dr. Patrick Gray, an associate professor in Rhodes College’s department of religious studies, has received the college’s Clarence Day Award for Outstanding Research. Gray’s research centers on biblical studies, specifically the history and literature of early Christianity and the Greco-Roman context.
31. Crowder Joins MCCA To Manage New Product Line
- Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Mack Crowder has joined Memphis Consumer Credit Association as director of business continuity and risk. In his new role, Crowder will manage the start-up and growth of a new product line of business continuity and disaster recovery solutions for MCCA.
32. 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.
33. 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.
34. 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.
35. Kiser Joins Volunteer Mid-South As Community Services Director
- Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Amanda Kiser has joined Volunteer Mid-South as community services director. Kiser’s responsibilities include mobilizing and maximizing volunteer resources, coordinating training for partner agencies, creating and leading community projects, and marketing VMS’ benefits to agencies and the public.
36. Justices Ready to Move to Heart of Health Case
- Tuesday, March 27, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court plunged into debate Monday on the fate of the Obama administration's overhaul of the nation's health care system, and the justices gave every indication they will not allow an obscure tax law to derail the case.
37. 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.
38. 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.
39. 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.
40. City’s Story Recounted in ‘Memphis 101’
- Thursday, November 10, 2011
A cross-section of native Memphians and Memphians by choice spent the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 9, exploring the stories that shaped the city during “Memphis 101,” a free, public event held biannually at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.
41. Supreme Court Overturns Ban on Video Game Sales to Kids
- Tuesday, June 28, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court ruled Monday that it is unconstitutional to bar children from buying or renting violent video games, saying government doesn't have the authority to "restrict the ideas to which children may be exposed" despite complaints that the popular and fast-changing technology allows the young to simulate acts of brutality.
42. 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.
43. 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.
44. Circa Slated for Regalia Space
- Friday, October 1, 2010
Circa by John Bragg restaurant plans to open its East Memphis location at Regalia shopping center, Boyle Investment Co. recently announced.
45. 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.
46. Year of the Political Woman Redux? Looks That Way
- Thursday, June 10, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's looking like a new "year of the woman" in politics.
Eighteen years after a few glass ceilings were broken, hundreds of female candidates have set their sights on Congress, governorships and state legislatures, and a significant number racked up big wins in Tuesday's primaries. Republican women, in particular, served notice to the old boys of the party.
47. 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.
48. UPDATE: Alexander Reacts To Stevens Retirement
- Friday, April 9, 2010
Retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is the justice whose circuit includes Memphis.
His retirement, announced Friday after Stevens had increasingly talked of leaving the court, will mean a change that will probably be most noticed in the handling of last minute appeals in death penalty cases
49. Memphians: Face it, You’re Funky
- Friday, April 9, 2010
funky adjective (funkier, funkiest ) informal
1 (of music) having or using a strong dance rhythm, in particular that of funk : some excellent funky beats.
• modern and stylish in an unconventional or striking way : She likes wearing funky clothes.
2 strongly musty : Cooked greens make the kitchen smell really funky.
50. High Court Looks at Reach of Second Amendment
- Wednesday, March 3, 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.
51. Memphis Medical Society Names Officers, Board Members
- Monday, February 8, 2010
The Memphis Medical Society has announced the election of new officers and three new members to its board of directors.
Dr. James K. Ensor Jr., an internist at Memphis Internal Medicine, has replaced Dr. Clarence B. Watridge as the 133rd president of the society.
52. 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.
53. 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.
54. Justice Sonia Sotomayor Celebrated at White House
- Thursday, August 13, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama threw a big White House party Wednesday to celebrate Sonia Sotomayor as the Supreme Court's first Latino justice – and to publicly savor the victory sure to earn him points with politically potent Hispanics.
55. 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.
56. High Court Rules Narrowly In Voting Rights Case
- Tuesday, June 23, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled narrowly Monday in a challenge to the landmark Voting Rights Act, siding with a small Texas governing authority but sidestepping the larger constitutional issue.
57. High Court Rules in Favor of Ex-Enron Executive
- Friday, June 19, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Thursday sided with a former Enron Corp. executive in a ruling that makes it unlikely he can be tried a second time on charges related to financial fraud at the one-time energy giant.
58. Judges Must Avoid Appearance of Bias, Court Rules
- Tuesday, June 9, 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.
59. US Agency’s ‘Fleeting Expletive’ Rule OK for Now
- Wednesday, April 29, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled narrowly Tuesday in favor of a government policy that threatens broadcasters with fines over the use of even a single curse word on live television, yet stopped short of deciding whether the policy violates the U.S. Constitution.
60. Court Rules for Tenn. Death Row Inmate
- Wednesday, April 29, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court granted a new hearing in federal court for a Tennessee death row inmate who was deprived of key evidence at his trial.
The justices on Tuesday ordered a review of the death sentence given to Gary Bradford Cone, who was convicted of beating an elderly couple to death in 1980.
61. Justices Rule in Favor Of State Tax Collectors
- Tuesday, June 17, 2008
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of state tax collectors in a dispute involving bankruptcy court protection for failing businesses.
The 7-2 decision dealt with stamp taxes the state of Florida imposed on what once was one of the largest cafeteria chains in the country, Piccadilly Cafeterias Inc.
62. 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.
63. Scalia Lives Up To Peppery Persona During Memphis Visit
- Wednesday, December 19, 2007
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told a group of Memphis lawyers and judges Monday that he doubts he would be confirmed by the U.S. Senate if nominated for the high court today.
Scalia made the comments in an address to the Memphis Bar Foundation luncheon that was a defense of his philosophy as a Constitutional "originalist."
64. Supreme Court LooksAt FedEx Discrimination Case
- Thursday, November 8, 2007
The Supreme Court signaled Tuesday that employees who claim job discrimination should not suffer because of mistakes made by the federal agency charged with investigating their allegations.
65. Supreme Court Looks at FedEx Age Discrimination Case
- Wednesday, November 7, 2007
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court signaled Tuesday that employees who claim job discrimination should not suffer because of mistakes made by the federal agency charged with investigating their allegations.
66. Scalia Follows Ginsburg's Lead With Dec. Visit
- Tuesday, October 9, 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.
67. Bar Association Gears up for Ginsburg Visit
- Thursday, August 17, 2006
In the 81 years it's sat at 149 Union Ave., The Peabody Hotel has played host to blues musicians, businessmen, senators, congressmen and scores of other notables.
But next month, an event scheduled with Ruth Bader Ginsburg will mark the second time in almost a decade that a sitting U.S. Supreme Court justice has visited the South's Grand Hotel.
68. Former Mayor Hackett Tapped For CEO Post at Children's Museum
- Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Richard C. "Dick" Hackett has been named chief executive officer (CEO) of the Children's Museum of Memphis. Hackett officially will take office July 17. Hackett served as mayor of Memphis from 1982 to 1992. He also served as senior vice president at ALSAC, the fundraising arm of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, for nine years after his mayoral term.
69. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, December 10, 2003
Chancellor Arnold Goldin and General Sessions Judges Phyllis Gardner and Gwen Rooks completed a Judicial Academy conducted by
Local Judges Complete State Judicial Academy Chancellor Arnold Goldin and General Sessions Judges Phyllis Gardner and Gw...
70. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, April 27, 2000
Whistleblowers' RICO Suits Limited Whistleblowers lawsuits limited in high court ruling The Supreme Court Wednesday made it harder for fired whistleblowers to successfully invoke a federal anti-racketeering law in suing their former employers. Votin...
71. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 12, 1999
Larry W Louis C. Jehl Jr. was named vice president and controller of Perkins Family Restaurants. Jehl has been acting controller since February. He was previously director of treasury and strategic planning. Jehl is a graduate of Washington and Lee ...
72. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 5, 1999
National Commerce Bancorporation Karla Merritt has joined OConnor Kenny Partners as associate art director. She is a graduate of the University of Memphis. Sue S. Hunter has been appointed director of attorney recruitment for Baker, Donelson, Bearma...
73. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, December 4, 1998
By STACEY PETSCHAUER S.M.A.R.T. provides assistance and support programs for 6,000 Downtown youth, adults By STACEY PETSCHAUER The Daily News A dollar bill wont stretch very far these days, but for about 6,000 residents of a needy Memphis nei...
74. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, November 16, 1995
11/16 jts law focus Tort reform unnecessary and unjust, circuit court judge argues By JAMES SNYDER The Daily News The multi-million dollar decision awarding a woman who scalded herself with a hot cup of McDonalds coffee is not the bane of an unjust ...