In gerrymandering case, Supreme Court punts on politics

When is a decision not a decision? When the Supreme Court shies away from politics. Historically, the justices have been loath to get their hands dirty by intervening in political disputes. Bush v. Gore was a rare exception and they only intervened when there was seemingly no end to the election outcome. Campaign finance reform [...]

Bitcoin Just Got a Shoutout in a New US Supreme Court Opinion …

That’s not something you see every day: an opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court that makes a reference to cryptocurrencies. On June 21, the Supreme Court issued a ruling on Wisconsin Central Ltd. v. United States, a court case involving a dispute over whether worker stock options can be taxed as a kind of “compensation” [...]

Why the Supreme Court’s software patent ban didn’t last | Ars Technica

reader comments 63 Forty years ago this week, in the case of Parker v. Flook, the US Supreme Court came close to banning software patents. “The court said, ‘Well, software is just math; you can’t patent math,’” said Stanford legal scholar Mark Lemley. As a result, “It was close to impossible in the 1970s to get [...]

Congrats, Supreme Court. Keep Thinking Small. – Bloomberg

In 2006, Chief Justice John Roberts said that he favored deciding cases on “the narrowest possible grounds.” He argued that modest, narrow rulings would be more likely to command a consensus within the Supreme Court — and perhaps within the country as well. Roberts was embracing an approach to legal reasoning known as “judicial minimalism.” [...]

Supreme Court Widens Reach of Sales Taxes in E-Commerce

“Today, the U.S. Supreme Court has reshaped the interstate commerce landscape in a move that could impact small business innovation on the internet, which has been a driving force behind our nation’s economy for the last 15 years,” said Jonathan E. Johnson III, a member of Overstock.com’s board. Overstock said the decision would have little [...]

As unions await a key Supreme Court decision, a simple plea: ‘Educators want their voices heard’

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Bitcoin Just Got a Shoutout in a New US Supreme Court Opinion

That’s not something you see every day: an opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court that makes a reference to cryptocurrencies. On June 21, the Supreme Court issued a ruling on Wisconsin Central Ltd. v. United States, a court case involving a dispute over whether worker stock options can be taxed as a kind of “compensation” [...]

Why the Supreme Court’s software patent ban didn’t last

reader comments 49 Forty years ago this week, in the case of Parker v. Flook, the US Supreme Court came close to banning software patents. “The court said, ‘Well, software is just math; you can’t patent math,’” said Stanford legal scholar Mark Lemley. As a result, “It was close to impossible in the 1970s to get [...]

Immigration, Supreme Court, Intel: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

9. The Warped Tour, the traveling punk-rock extravaganza, begins its final full cross-country run, in California. When it began in 1995, three of the 21 headlining bands included women. The gender imbalance remains striking: only 7 percent of the bands on this year’s bill do. So we spoke to 75 women and nonbinary musicians who [...]

Supreme Court rules that states may require online retailers to collect sales taxes

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