Tag: Supreme Court

Ford Delves Into Science Of Memory During Testimony And Experts Mostly Agree With Statements

Christine Blasey Ford gave a lesson on memory when she gave a testimony in front of the Senate committee on Thursday. She accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault that took place when they were both teenagers.

Neuroscience September 28, 2018

Supreme Court To Rule On Sales Tax Of Online Purchases

Online shoppers could pay more upon checkout if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns a 26-year-old rule on sales taxes. The court is due to hear a case against retailers that have not been collecting sales tax from customers.

Life & Style April 16, 2018

Samsung Beats Apple In Supreme Court: Reassessing Damages In Federal Circuit

Samsung scored a major win against Apple on Tuesday, in a long-standing patent dispute. The Supreme Court overturned a previous federal court ruling awarding Apple nearly $400 million in damages for Samsung products that infringed on its design patents.

Business Tech December 6, 2016

Apple vs. Samsung: US Supreme Court Takes First Design Patent Case In More Than A Century

The Apple vs. Samsung patent dispute has escalated all the way to the highest court in the United States, marking the first time in 120 years that the Supreme Court will hear a patent design case.

Business Tech October 10, 2016

Supreme Court Verdict: Refusing Breathalyzer Is A Crime

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 23 set limits on both law enforcers and motorists in an effort to ensure safety from drunk driving and personal privacy. Refusing a machine breath test is now considered a misdemeanor.

Public Health June 25, 2016

Supreme Court To Let Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Law Stand

It’s all about the Benjamins, as minimum wage laws pit labor and business groups against each other. In Seattle at least, the Supreme Court has said it is rejecting a challenge to the city’s minimum wage laws.

Business Tech May 3, 2016

Supreme Court Approves Rule Change That Gives FBI More Hacking Power, But Congress Can Still Reject Or Modify It

The U.S. Supreme Court has approved a change in Rule 41, which essentially grants more hacking powers to the FBI. However, the Congress can alter or reject the rule outright before Dec. 1, if it so chooses.

Life & Style April 29, 2016

President Obama's Supreme Court Nominee Was (Is?) A Comic Book Geek

Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland had a comic book collection once upon a time, until he sold it to pay for law school.

Internet Culture March 16, 2016

Supreme Court Decision Blocks Obama's Clean Power Plan

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday voted 5-4 against the implementation of the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan. The initiative aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions primarily from coal-fired power plants in the country.

Earth/Environment February 10, 2016

Apple Asks US Supreme Court To Reject Samsung's Appeal: It's 'Legally Unexceptional'

Samsung filed a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court, in a last attempt to overturn the verdict from its patent lawsuit with Apple. Apple retorted and qualified Samsung’s appeal as 'legally unexceptional,' urging the Court to refuse prolonging the action.

Legal February 6, 2016

Hawaii Supreme Court Issues Order To Temporarily Stop Construction Of Thirty Meter Telescope

The Supreme Court of Hawaii has issued a temporary suspension on all construction work on the Thirty Meter Telescope in response to a motion filed by the project's opponents on Monday. The court order will remain in effect until Dec. 2.

Earth/Environment November 19, 2015

Supreme Court To Hear First Abortion Case Since 2007

Texas has signed into law provisions that caused more than half of its existing abortion clinics to shut down. This made concerned women's health and civil rights groups to appeal to the Supreme Court to decide whether these provisions are putting undue burden on women who want to have abortions.

Society November 15, 2015

Tech Giants Welcome Supreme Court Same Sex Marriage Ruling

Following the decision by the Supreme Court that same-sex marriage is now constitutional across America, a number of tech giants have come out in support of LGBT rights.

Internet June 27, 2015

Obamacare Is 'Here To Stay' After Favorable Supreme Court Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld nationwide tax credits for the Affordable Care Act. What does this decision mean for the future of Obamacare?

Life June 27, 2015

Google Celebrates Pride: Google 'Gay Marriage' And Wait For A Colorful Surprise

Google celebrates the Supreme Court’s landmark decision on gay marriage and shows off its Pride on its search engine’s website.

Internet June 27, 2015

Uber And Facebook Among The Companies To Celebrate Legalization Of Gay Marriage

The U.S. Supreme Court historically voted 5-4 on the legalization of same-sex marriages today. Here's how companies like Facebook, Google and Uber are celebrating.

Internet Culture June 26, 2015

Supreme Court Quotes Spider-Man In Patent Ruling

The Supreme Court recently quoted Spider-Man after deciding on and handing in a verdict in favor of Marvel over royalties regarding a Spider-Man web shooter toy created and patented in the 1990s.

Movies/TV Shows June 22, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Man's Conviction For Facebook Threats

The Supreme Court overuled a man's conviction for sending Facebook threats, setting an unsettling precedent for other cases of online abuse, say some experts.

Feature June 2, 2015

Indian Rape Victim Dies After Being In A Coma For 42 Years

Aruna Ramchandra Shanbaug, the 68-year-old former nurse who had spent most of her life in a vegetative state after having been brutally raped, passed away on Monday morning from a fatal heart attack.

Society May 19, 2015

An Online Petition Wants Ben & Jerry's To Give Ruth Bader Ginsburg Her Own Ice Cream Flavor

A new online petition wants Ben & Jerry's to make a new ice cream flavor featuring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This news is so good, it's almost criminal.

Internet Culture April 10, 2015

New England Patriots, Other Teams And 379 Companies Petition Supreme Court In Support of Gay Marriage

The New England Patriots, Tampa Bay Rays and San Francisco Giants join 379 companies in support of gay marriage that will be argued at the Supreme Court on April 28.

Internet Culture March 6, 2015

Daughter of Joan Rivers Sues Manhattan Clinic for Malpractice, Negligence

Melissa Rivers, daughter of Joan Rivers, files a lawsuit against Yorkville Endoscopy, the doctors and anesthesiologists for malpractice and negligence.

Life January 27, 2015

Richard Bernstein: First Blind Judge in Michigan Supreme Court

Richard Bernstein, the judge with 'Blind Justice' for his slogan, has become the first blind judge in the Michigan Supreme Court. He will be sworn into office on Jan. 1.

Society December 30, 2014

Supreme Court Lets Stand Previous Court Decision Blocking Arizona Abortion Law

Supreme Court declines to review a lower court decision that would block an abortion law in Arizona. The issue involves the use of mifepristone, also known as RU-486, which is an abortion-inducing drug.

Life December 17, 2014

Supreme Court to Amazon Workers: No Extra Pay for Time Spent on Security Checks

Amazon workers cannot claim overtime pay for waiting in line for security screening after their shifts, the high court rules. Employees, however, say the entire screening takes up nearly half an hour or a total of 2.5 hours every week.

Society December 10, 2014

Supreme Court denies case review over the rights to Superman ownership

As part of the ongoing legal battle for the rights to Superman, the Supreme Court denied to review the case against DC Comics, which comes as a huge blow to the heirs of Joe Shuster.

Geek October 6, 2014

Quadriplegic medical marijuana patient fired; Colorado court hears case

Medical marijuana patient Brandon Coats is suing Dish Network after the company dismissed him for testing positive for cannabis. Now, the state Supreme Court is hearing the case.

Life September 30, 2014

Marvel and Jack Kirby's estate end 5-year feud, settle out of court

Marvel fans (and investors) can breathe a sigh of relief. The entertainment behemoth's longstanding battle with Jack Kirby's estate has been settled out of court.

Movies/TV Shows September 26, 2014

Lyft New York launch on hold following court injunction

New Yorkers awaiting the arrival of Lyft services in the Big Apple will have to wait a little longer as the ride service still needs to comply to some government regulations.

Legal July 14, 2014

Google must face trial for collecting data on unencrypted Wi-Fi: Supreme Court

Google was accused of violating the Wiretap Act when it gathered personal data from residence in the U.S. during its location- and photo-gathering for its Street View service. Here’s what happened.

Business Tech July 2, 2014

Aereo suspends service indefinitely after Supreme Court ruling: Should cord cutters be worried?

A major setback for cord cutters as the Supreme Court has forced Aereo to pay up or get out. The ruling was in favor of traditional broadcasters who viewed Aereo's services as copyright infringement.

Business June 30, 2014

Supreme Court finds Aereo guilty of copyright violations, suspends operations

The U.S. Supreme Court has found Aereo guilty of copyright violations. Aereo's CEO and founder Chet Kanojia believed that the service bypasses copyright law.

Business Tech June 29, 2014

Massachusetts buffer zone around abortion clinics illegal, says Supreme Court

Anti-abortion activities say their “faith in the country has been restored” after the Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts law that prevents that from conducting “sidewalk counseling” with women who are having an abortion.

Society June 27, 2014

Supreme Court to rule on legality of Aereo streaming service next week

Come this week or next, cord cutters will know the fate of Aereo, the company that streams live TV broadcasts content to users on their computer or smart mobile devices.

Legal June 23, 2014

Facebook data privacy issue falls under EU court scrutiny

Ireland's High Court declined to investigate allegations stating Facebook granted the NSA access to data on European users. The judge will confer with the European Court of Justice on how to move forward with the matter.

Legal June 18, 2014

CBS could end free broadcasts if Supreme Court decides for Aereo next week

CBS has reportedly revealed its back-up plan in case the Supreme Court decides in favor of Aereo next week. This could include stopping over-the-air broadcasts of the Tiffany Network or bringing it to cable.

Legal April 15, 2014

Aereo backers line up, all await Supreme Court hearing

Aereo and the major American broadcast networks are set for an April 22 showdown before the Supreme Court that will decide whether Aereo is allowed to continue with its business model. Broadcasters claim that a win for Aereo would cost them billions, while Aereo's supporters would love to be able to emulate Aereo's system.

Legal April 3, 2014

Broadcasters drag plucky Aereo to Supreme Court

TV broadcasters in the U.S. have filed a petition against Aereo in the country's Supreme Court.

Legal December 13, 2013

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