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  • At 10 a.m. Monday, the Supreme Court will hold one hour of oral argument on the procedure to be used to determine if an individual is mentally disabled and thus cannot be given a death sentence. In Brumfield v. Cain, arguing for the Louisiana death-row inmate will be Michael B. DeSanctis of the Washington, D.C., […]
  • On Monday the Court will hear oral argument in Brumfield v. Cain. The Court will also issue orders from the March 27 Conference. On Tuesday the Court will hear oral argument in Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises and Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems. We also expect one or more opinions in argued cases; we will […]
  • LAGOS, March 27 (Reuters) – Nigerian stocks climbed for the sixth straight session on Friday, as domestic investors snapped up shares betting a presidential election due on Saturday would go smoothly. Source:
  • John Elwood reviews Monday’s relisted cases. After a customary mid-March break to allow all sentient life on Earth time to research and complete its brackets (history may view picking Villanova for the championship game as more Millard Fillmore than Abraham Lincoln), the Court is back in session, and so is the Watch. Let’s take a […]
  • Potash producer Israel Chemicals said on Friday it had made a C$137 million ($109.50 million) offer to buy Canada’s Allana Potash, a deal it hopes will accelerate development of a mine in Ethiopia. Source:
  • NAIROBI, March 27 (Reuters) – The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Friday. – – – – – EVENTS: * SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa’s energy department announces adjustments to fuel prices for the next month. The country is a net importer […]
  • March 27 (Reuters) – The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by media: Source:
  • The petition of the day is: Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America v. County of Alameda 14-751Issue: Whether the dormant commerce clause permits a local law that directly conscripts out-of-state manufacturers to enter the locality and to assume all costs and responsibility for collecting and disposing of unused medicines from local residents, for the avowed […]
  • Which firm is dismissing 18 of its partners and counsel and a slew of secretaries? Source:
  • NEW YORK, March 26 (Reuters) – Two experimental Ebola vaccines, one from GlaxoSmithKline PLC and the other from biotech start-up NewLink Genetics Corp, “appear to be safe” part way through a clinical trial being conducted in Liberia, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) said on Thursday. Source: