Tag: Justice Sotomayor

Children and Miranda

Justice Sotomayor : “It is beyond dispute that children will often feel bound to submit to police questioning when an adult in the same circumstances would feel free to leave.” The case is J.D.B. v. North Carolina. AP story here.

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$290 Million Ruling Against Microsoft

Justice Sotomayor read her opinion for the Court in the patent-law case, Microsoft v. i4i Limited Partnership, which upheld the lower court judgement against the software giant. The reaction in Redmond? : “Check under the couch cushions and pay them”.

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Roberts Court Not So Business Friendly

Until recently the Supreme Court under Chief Justice Roberts has had a reputation of being friendly to business, but in two decisions delivered today the court continues a recent trend of rulings less favorable to business. In the first opinion,

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This Week Inside SCOTUS

No big stories at the Court this week, but I entertained myself with some quick sketches. Chemical Carole Tuesday looked promising with a made-for-TV case about infidelity, revenge and chemical weapons:  Carole Anne Bond was delighted when her best friend

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Rhetoric, or Just the Facts, M’am?

It was a lively debate as the Justices considered whether a District Court in California can compel the release of inmates from overcrowded prisons. As the lawyer for California began his arguments by raising the specter of “between 36,000 and

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Sotomayor Investiture

The sketch shows Justice Sotomayor being sworn in at today’s investiture ceremony. Attorney General Eric Holder and Solicitor General Elena Kagan are seated at the table. To the right is President Obama, and Vice-President Biden (I didn’t quite capture a

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