Author Archives: Greg Stohr

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U.S. Supreme Court Puts New Curbs on Locations of Patent Suits

U.S. Supreme Court Puts New Curbs on Locations of Patent Suits

By Greg Stohr and Susan Decker, Bloomberg News The U.S. Supreme Court put sharp new limits on where patent-infringement lawsuits can be filed, undercutting patent owners’ ability to channel cases to favorable courts. The justices on Monday unanimously ruled in favor of TC Heartland LLC, an Indiana-based maker of water flavorings that said a Kraft

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U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Revive North Carolina Voter-ID Law 

By Greg Stohr, Bloomberg News The U.S. Supreme Court dealt an unexpected setback to the voter-identification movement, refusing to reinstate North Carolina ballot restrictions that a lower court said target blacks “with almost surgical precision.” Turning away the appeal pressed by state Republican leaders, the justices left intact a ruling that said the provisions were

Neil Gorsuch, Supreme Court nominee for U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Divisive Gorsuch Fight Leaves Political Mark on Supreme Court

By Greg Stohr, Bloomberg News Judge Neil Gorsuch is poised to win an intensely political confirmation fight to join a U.S. Supreme Court already struggling to stay above politics. The Senate’s expected confirmation of Gorsuch Friday will restore the generally conservative majority that existed before Justice Antonin Scalia’s death last year. It could lead to

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Supreme Court Orders New Look at New York Credit-Card Surcharge Ban

by Greg Stohr, Bloomberg News The U.S. Supreme Court ordered closer scrutiny of a New York law that bars merchants from imposing surcharges on credit-card purchases, giving a group of retailers a partial victory by saying the measure might violate their free-speech rights. Chief Justice John Roberts said the federal appeals court that upheld the

The name placard for Neil Gorsuch, U.S. Supreme Court nominee for U.S. President Donald Trump, is placed on a witness table before a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation for Gorsuch in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, March 20, 2017. Gorsuch goes before a Senate committee as a heavy favorite, given Republican control, to win confirmation to a lifetime seat on the nations highest court. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Gorsuch’s Goal in High Court Confirmation Hearing: Don’t Mess Up

Neil Gorsuch’s mission is straightforward: Don’t mess up. President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee goes before a Senate committee starting Monday as a heavy favorite, given Republican control, to win confirmation to a lifetime seat on the nation’s highest court. All Gorsuch, 49, has to do is stick to what’s mostly a well-worn script

Demonstrators hold Mexican flags during a protest to demand the Mexican government defend the country in the face of U.S. President Donald Trump's threats to economic policy in Mexico City, Mexico, on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. Photographer: Cesar Rodriguez/Bloomberg

Mexican Border-Shooting Suit May Divide U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court justices indicated they are divided in a case over a shooting across the Mexican border, hinting they may split 4-4 and leave high court nominee Neil Gorsuch to cast the deciding vote. Hearing arguments in Washington, the justices weighed an appeal from the parents of Sergio Hernandez, a Mexican teenager who was

Neil Gorsuch, federal appeals court judge, left, speaks after being nominated as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court by U.S. President Donald Trump during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Gorsuch Takes Stage as Trump Picks Conservative to Supreme Court

By Greg Stohr, Bloomberg News President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch will meet with senators Wednesday at the start of what promises to be a contentious confirmation fight as Republicans look to entrench a conservative majority on the court for a generation. Gorsuch, 49, is a champion of religious liberty known for his

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