Author Archives: Greg Stohr

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

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

U.S. President Donald Trump waves to staff members while walking on the South Lawn of the White House towards Marine One in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2017. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Trump Fulfills Conservative Wishes With High Court Shortlist 

By Greg Stohr, Bloomberg News Conservatives who care about the U.S. Supreme Court put their faith in Donald Trump. Now he is poised to reward it. Barring a dramatic shift in approach, the president is a week away from nominating someone who would become a core member of the court’s conservative wing. Each of four

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Hardiman, Gorsuch Top Trump’s Supreme Court List, Source Says

Federal appeals court judges Thomas Hardiman and Neil Gorsuch have emerged as the two front-runners as Donald Trump prepares to make his first U.S. Supreme Court nomination next week, according to a person familiar with the selection process. Hardiman and Gorsuch have both met with Trump, as has William Pryor, another appellate judge who remains

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SEC’s Power to Recoup Illegal Profits Draws High Court Scrutiny

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to rule on the scope of a favorite tool used by securities regulators to recoup money from people found to have violated federal laws. The court said it will decide whether the Securities and Exchange Commission is bound by a five-year statute of limitations when it seeks “disgorgement,” or the

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Supreme Court Considers Education for Children with Disabilities (Audio)

The Supreme Court Case Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District concerns the amount of assistance school districts owe to children with disabilities. Robert Garda, a law professor at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, discusses the case on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg Law.” https://assets.bwbx.io/av/users/iqjWHBFdfxIU/vfvtlGtN15rY/v2.mp3 ››››› Listen to the Big Law Business podcast

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Credit-Card Surcharge Bans Questioned at U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court justices grappled with a New York law that says merchants can’t impose surcharges on credit-card purchases, hearing arguments in a free-speech clash with implications for billions of dollars of transactions. Merchants are trying to topple — or at least scale back — surcharge bans in New York and nine other states, saying the laws

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Wanted: Top Court Justice Who’s Solid Conservative, No Surprises

For his first Supreme Court pick, Donald Trump wants someone with deep conservative credentials to avoid the sort of surprises that have beset past Republican presidents. Someone young enough to ensure a long tenure. And maybe even a state court judge or someone without an Ivy League pedigree. Trump’s criteria, as shared by a person

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Top U.S. Court to Consider Curbing Texas Suits by Patent Holders

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider putting sharp new limits on where patent-infringement lawsuits can be filed, accepting a case that may undercut patent owners’ ability to channel cases to favorable courts. The justices said Wednesday they will hear an appeal by TC Heartland LLC, an Indiana-based maker of water flavorings that says a

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