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[North Carolina] Pension suit could be nearing end

Supreme Court declined Tuesday to hear a petition filed by a unit of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., meaning there could be a resolution this year to a 13-year-old lawsuit led by Richard Tatum of Winston-Salem against the RJR Pension Investment committee. Tatu
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 2, 2015 08:19
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Initiative Urges Voluntary Term Limits for Future Justices

with the aim of urging any would-be nominee to pledge to serve a single 18-year term. The initiative, called Come to Terms, asserts that term limits are needed to increase accountability and reduce the politicization of the court, especially in the confir
National Law Journal
added May 28, 2015 08:03
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WILLIAMS-YULEE v. FLORIDA BAR / CERTIORARI TO THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA (PDF)

States have a compelling interest in preserving public confidence in their judiciaries. When the State adopts a narrowly tailored restriction like the one at issue here, those principles do not conflict. A State’s decision to elect judges does not comp
Supreme Court of the United States
added Apr 30, 2015 07:42
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High Court Hands Win to Cuban Firm Over Use of Cohiba Brand Name in U.S.

The high court refused to hear an appeal by U.S. firm General Cigar seeking to overturn a ruling issued last June by a federal appeals court that found in favor of Cubatabaco.
Latin American Herald Tribune (ve)
added Feb 24, 2015 15:55
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CHEN: Jones Day Is Not Amused

Sharyl Reisman, the hiring partner at Jones Day, took umbrage at my post about the firm's recent hiring of seven Supreme Court clerks. Here is Reisman's letter (it was also addressed to Aric Press, ALM's editor in chief), followed by my response.
AmericanLawyer.com
added Nov 21, 2014 17:35
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[Denmark, UK] Danish Supreme Court clears tobacco firms in case filed by ex-smoker

that two tobacco companies were not responsible for health problems suffered by a longtime smoker. Allan Lykke Jensen, 67, smoked for almost 50 years and had sought damages of 53,000 kroner (8,900 dollars) for health issues that included heart problems.
Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH (dpa) (de)
added Nov 21, 2014 01:07
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New Campaign Targets Supreme Court Accountability

Fix the Court...will campaign...in areas of financial disclosures, recusals, ethics and media access....ad states, “They’ve told us where we can pray, picked our president, allowed billionaires to buy elections, and made choices of life and death. Nine j
National Law Journal
added Nov 12, 2014 21:08
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Seven More Supreme Court Clerks Join Jones Day

Jones Day announced Wednesday it has hired seven former U.S. Supreme Court law clerks as associates in recent weeks. And if the news sounds familiar, that’s because Jones Day hired six former clerks last year and six the year before, for a total of 19 Sup
National Law Journal
added Nov 5, 2014 17:13
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LARSEN: Confronting Supreme Court Fact Finding

I found opinions citing independently-found authorities to answer questions of medicine...What diseases can be attributed to obesity?98) [Lorillard Tobacco Co v. Reilly, 533 U.S. 525, 587 (2001) (Thomas, J., concurring) (citing medical risks of obesity
College of William and Mary Law School
added Oct 8, 2014 12:06
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LARSEN: THE TROUBLE WITH AMICUS FACTS

today anyone can claim to be a factual expert...Facts submitted by amici are now funneled through the screen of advocacy. The result is that the Court is inundated with eleventh-hour, untested, advocacy- motivated claims of factual expertise.
Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
added Oct 7, 2014 13:08
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