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  • The Supreme Court pondered laboriously Wednesday the difference between what is fact and what is law. Finding no sure way to answer, the Justices seemed tempted to go with a gut feeling that it needed to be made simple, to treat them as the same — at least for one branch of patent law. But […]
  • Is the Canadian Bar Association sticking its nose where it doesn't belong? Source:
  • Eric M. Fraser practices appellate, antitrust, and intellectual property law at Osborn Maledon, P.A. The Supreme Court is wary of allowing a state to bestow immunity from federal antitrust laws on a group of professionals regulating themselves without supervision from the state. That sentiment came through during arguments yesterday in North Carolina Board of Dental […]
  • The latest book from Ace Collins, The Color of Justice, begins with a familiar meme – a small southern town in 1964, still segregated, still smothered in prejudice – a town where African-Americans don’t have paved streets and decent housing and certainly not equal opportunity. Then a white teen is brutally murdered and perhaps sexually […]
  • Having advised on some of South Africa’s most high-profile deals, Denny predicts increased cross-border transactions with South Africa and eastern Europe. … Source:
  • The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Wednesday. – – – – – EVENTS: MOZAMBIQUE – Voters go to the polls to pick a new president. The winner will manage one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies as it taps into multi-billion-dollar energy resources. […]
  • The petition of the day is: Louisiana, ex rel. Ballay v. BP Exploration & Production, Inc. 13-1424 Issue: Whether, in enacting the Clean Water Act, Congress intended to strip the states of the ability to punish harm to their wildlife resulting from oil spills. Source:
  • Over the dissents of three Justices, the Supreme Court on Tuesday evening barred Texas from enforcing two parts of its new abortion-restriction law — one part as it applied throughout the state, the other as it applied to two clinics in the southwest part of the state. The state may not now enforce a requirement […]
  • For the second time in the past four days, North Carolina’s ban on same-sex marriage has been struck down. Two different judges reached the same constitutional conclusion in separate cases — one in Asheville, on Friday, the other in Greensboro, on Tuesday afternoon. North Carolina is located in the federal judiciary’s Fourth Circuit, and both […]
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