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The Supreme Court’s NOT Top 10: October 2013 Term Cases the Justices Wrongly Passed Over

The Supreme Court press and other court observers have spilled a lot of ink this past month discussing the cases the Supreme Court took and decided during October Term 2013. Relatively little was said about the cases the court chose not to decide—and it passed over some doozies. But as Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart put it so eloquently, “If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.”

Pro-Business? Journalists like to portray the Roberts Court as particularly business friendly (see, e.g., here , here, and here; but see here), but businesses asked the Court to take plenty of cases this past term that it instead declined. . . . (continue reading here)

Al Bahlul v. United States
On July 14, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit voted 6-1 to uphold the Government’s right bring al Qaeda leaders to trial before military tribunals for having conspired to murder American citizens during the...
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Yates v. United States
On July 7, 2014, WLF asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse the conviction, under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, of a commercial fisherman who allegedly directed his crew to throw undersized fish back into the sea after receiving a regulatory citation....
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ONEOK, Inc. v. Lear Jet, Inc.
On July 1, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review an appeals court decision that exposes natural gas companies to massive state regulation—in the form of state antitrust liability—for conduct that is the exclusive province of a comprehensive...
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Ross v. FTC
On June 30, 2014, WLF filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, urging it to review (and ultimately overturn) an appeals court decision that authorizes the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to file lawsuits seeking restitution from businesses alleged to...
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New York Statewide Coalition of Hispanic Chambers of Commerce v. New York City Dep’t of Health and Mental Hygiene
On June 26, 2014, the New York State Court of Appeals struck down a controversial effort by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Board of Health to ban all large sugary beverages—those containing more than 25 calories per 8...
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CTS Corp. v. Waldburger: How Will Judges and State Lawmakers Respond to High Court’s Statute of Repose Ruling?
By Daniel M. Steinway, a partner in the Environmental Department at the law firm of Baker Botts LLP in Washington, D.C.
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Is Delaware High Court Ruling an Ace for Merging Companies Served with Shareholder Suits?
By Greg Brower, a partner in the Reno, Nevada office of the law firm Snell & Wilmer LLP, and Casey Perkins, an associate in the firm’s Las Vegas office.
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