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Nov 19, 2010

A number of observers of the Supreme Court have criticized the nation's highest judicial body for issuing increasingly opaque and wordy opinions that offer little guidance to lower courts, according to the New York Times.

A new study conducted by political scientists at Washington University in St.

Nov 10, 2010

Thus far, the most important business case the Supreme Court is facing involves a $30 charge for a mobile phone that was allegedly said to be free, the New York Times reports.

While the case itself may not seem very significant, lawyers at both ends of the spectrum say that the court's ruling could pave the way for decisions on future disputes over standard contracts signed by customers.

A lawyer for the California couple that filed a class-action suit against AT&T Mobility over the alleged fraudulent $30 charge said that a ruling in favor of the company would kill th

Nov 2, 2010

The Clearing House Association, comprised of the nation's largest commercial banks, has decided to appeal a court ruling that requires the government to disclose the names of the banks that accepted emergency loans during the peak of the financial crisis, FoxBusiness reports.

Oct 21, 2010

Illinois Supreme Court Justice Thomas Kilbride has raised more than three times the amount of funds raised by business interests looking to kick him off the bench, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The "Kilbride for Supreme Court Judge Committee" has reported more than $1.8 million in contributions between July 1 and October 3, according to a filing with the state Board of Elections.

The Quad City Times reports that prior to the July 1 reporting period, the campaign had $933 on hand.

Oct 12, 2010

Justice Stephen Breyer recently rejected the idea that the U.S. Supreme Court has a pro-business slant, arguing that the court has not ruled in favor of companies any more frequently than it has throughout history, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.

In a television interview with Bloomberg in which he discusses his new book, Breyer said he "couldn't find a tremendous difference in the percentage of cases. [Businesses] have always done pretty well."