The United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of photographer Lynn Goldsmith in her copyright lawsuit against the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts concerning Andy Warhol's Prince Series prints. The lawsuit settles a split among appeals courts concerning the fair use defense in copyright cases.
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The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that a woman could not discharge a debt in bankruptcy brought on by her husband and business partner's fraudulent behavior in selling a home they had flipped.
A New York law restricting firearms that took effect last fall will remain enforceable as litigation challenging its validity under the Second Amendment proceeds through federal courts.
On Monday, November 21, 2022, the United States Supreme Court granted a petition for a writ of certiorari in Jack Daniel's Properties, Inc. v. VIP Products LLC. The lawsuit seeks to clarify whether VIP's Jack Daniel's themed dog-toys are protected from trademark infringement claims due to VIP's First Amendment interest in using Jack Daniel's trademarks on the toys.
A defendant convicted of Medicaid fraud argues that the two-year sentence enhancement for identity theft under federal law should not apply to his case, which did not involve misrepresenting another person's identity.
As the pandemic eases, the public can return to the Supreme Court for oral arguments, but the Court will continue to make its audio feed available. Live video coverage of oral arguments remains unlikely.
On Tuesday, June 21, 2022, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling that requires Maine to provide tuition assistance payments to nonsectarian schools. Justice Sonia Sotomayor, dissenting, wrote that "the Court leads us to a place where separation of church and state becomes a constitutional violation."
The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that a court need not consider all possible ameliorative measures before denying a child's return to their home country under the Hague Convention once it has found that the return would pose a grave risk of harm.
On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Arizona’s laws prohibiting ‘ballot harvesting’ and allowing counties to discard ballots cast in the wrong precinct.
The United States Supreme Court ruled 8-1 in favor of protecting public school students' free speech rights on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L. The ruling expounds upon Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, bringing student free speech jurisprudence into the internet era. "[S]ometimes it is necessary to protect the superfluous in order to preserve the necessary."