Appellate judges hear Vermont Yankee case
Three federal ... by federal jurisdiction over safety matters, Vermont says that state legislators are not precluded from discussing such issues, based on a precedent set by a 1983 U.S. Supreme Court decision. The Vermont legislation does not directly ...
Election 2014: What do Dickson County judges do?
The state's highest courts are the Supreme Court and intermediate appellate courts, i.e., the Court of Appeals and Court of Criminal Appeals, which hear civil and criminal cases appealed from the trial courts. Dickson County's courts fall under a third and ...
Is The Supreme Court About To Rule That Software Is Ineligible For Patent Protection?
On March 31, 2014, the Supreme Court will hear the case Alice Corp. v ... One of the key reasons the Supreme Court will take a case is when lower courts disagree on a legal issue. But, with patent law’s single appellate court, no such splits arise.
Specter says Congress can tell the Supreme Court what to consider
The last time we checked, there were strict barriers between the three ... Supreme Court which cases it must hear. According to the Constitution, Congress has the authority to do just that: it can write legislation that gives the court appellate ...
Six Marriage Equality Cases at the Sixth Circuit Today: A Preview
The Cincinnati-based Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in a series of marriage equality cases today from the ... pending appeal to the Supreme Court. We have seen this happen in the Fourth Circuit, where the appellate court overturns ...