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External DocumentDebate on whether female judges decide differently arises anew
Miriam Nemetz quoted on the idea that female judges may inherently view the law differently on occasion than male judges. Read >>
HTML DocumentUS Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in Bilski
Under Section 101 of the Patent Act, 35 U.S.C. $101, an ''idea'' is not patentable, but a ''process'' may be. On June 1, 2009, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Bilski v. Doll, No. 08-964, to decide when a ''process'' is patent-eligible. Read >>
HTML DocumentMayer Brown attorneys quoted regarding Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor
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External DocumentA look at how business will fare in the justice sweepstakes
Evan Tager quoted on President Obama picking the replacement for Supreme Court Justice Souter. ''We hope that he picks someone in the Souter mould. In business cases, Souter doesn't always vote with business, but he listens and you feel that you get a fair shake,'' he said. Read >>
External DocumentWhat will Souter's retirement mean for business?
Evan Tager quoted on the effect Supreme Court Justice David Souter's retirement will have on the business community. "Better the devil we know than the devil we don't know. I prefer the status quo to having to worry about whether the next justice will be more consistently anti-business," he said. Read >>
External DocumentAntitrust's Big Break
Andy Pincus quoted on antitrust policy in the Obama administration, saying that sooner rather than later, administration officials should give companies "some understanding to what the rules of the road are." The alternative, he said, is that they'll spend large sums of money on legal advice that doesn't help much. Read >>
External DocumentHow Will Justice Souter's Departure Affect Big Business?
Evan Tager interviewed in blog posting on how Supreme Court Justice Souter's replacement might affect the big business court. Read >>
External DocumentWhat Souter's Exit Means For Business
Evan Tager quoted on how Justice Souter's retirement will affect the big business court. "If it's a dormant commerce clause case and you're a business, you've already lost Thomas' vote and likely won't get Scalia's either," he said. Read >>
External DocumentHigh court will jump back into presecutorial immunity, speedy trial issues
Jeff Sarles quoted on the US Supreme Court granting cert in a case dealing with prosecutorial immunity. Read >>
Reprinted with permission from the April 21, 2009 edition of National Law Journal ¸ 2009 Incisive Media Properties, Inc. All rights reserved. Further duplication without permission is prohibited.
HTML DocumentSupreme Court & Appellate Practice Named to the National Law Journal's "Appellate Hot List"
6 April 2009 - Mayer Brown LLP, a leading global law firm, is pleased to announce that its Supreme Court & Appellate practice was named as one of the best in the country by a leading legal publication. Read >>
External DocumentAppellate Hot List
Mayer Brown among firms listed to this year's Appellate "Hot List." Read >>
Reprinted with permission from the April 6, 2009 edition of National Law Journal ¸ 2009 Incisive Media Properties, Inc. All rights reserved. Further duplication without permission is prohibited.
HTML DocumentInsight into court's thinking paid off
Article quoting Charles Rothfeld on Mayer Brown's representation of the Philippine National Bank and the Philippine government in a dispute for control of millions of dollars stolen by former Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos. Read >>
Reprinted with permission from the April 6, 2009 edition of National Law Journal ¸ 2009 Incisive Media Properties, Inc. All rights reserved. Further duplication without permission is prohibited.
External DocumentSupremes: Environmental rules should weigh costs, benefits
Tim Bishop quoted on the Supreme Court ruling in Energy v. EPA, saying the ruling is "likely to be highly influential in granting EPA discretion to use cost-benefit analysis more generally." Read >>
HTML DocumentMayer Brown Captures Victory at the Supreme Court in Immigration Law Case
The Supreme Court issued its ruling today in Negusie v. Holder (No. 07-499), which presents the question whether an alien compelled by threats of death and serious injury to act as a military guard in a prison where people were being persecuted on the basis of a protected ground is barred from seeking asylum. Together with the Yale Law School Supreme Court Clinic, Mayer Brown provided pro bono representation to the petitioner, Daniel Girmai Negusie, who has applied for asylum. Read >>
HTML DocumentAndy Frey argues Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Co. before the Supreme Court
Andy Frey's argument in Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Co., a case questioning the impact large campaign donations should have on judicial recusals, was highlighted in several media articles. For links to the full text articles, please click here. Read >>
HTML DocumentPregaming the Massey Coal Arguments: A Spotlight on the Lawyers
The Wall Street Journal Law Blog highlighted the Legal Times' profile of Andy Frey and his upcoming argument in Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Co. Read >>
HTML DocumentSupreme Court Cheat Sheet
Dan Himmelfarb quoted on several Supreme Court cases awaiting decision. Read >>
External DocumentMayer Brown's Andrew Frey Takes Unpopular Stance in West Virginia Supreme Court Recusal Case
In the litigation world, the pending Supreme Court case of Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal has generated a tremendous amount of interest--and a hefty number of amicus briefs. Read >>
HTML DocumentMayer Brown partner Charles Rothfeld wins unanimous Supreme Court decision
Charles Rothfeld successfully argued Fitzgerald v. Barnstable School District, winning a unanimous ruling in which the U.S. Supreme Court held that victims of gender discrimination in schools receiving federal funds may bring suit both under federal statutory anti-discrimination law and to enforce their constitutional rights. Read >>
HTML DocumentSG Pick has One Glaring Gap on Resume
Andy Frey quoted on Elena Kagan, the appointee for solicitor general, who has never argued in front of the Supreme Court or any other appellate court. "I don't think it's a major factor... You're immersed in a community that lives and breathes the Supreme Court... She will quickly become an expert," he said. Read >>
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