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Ronald Mann is a professor of law at Columbia, where he teaches courses in commercial finance and electronic commerce. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1985, and after clerking on the Ninth Circuit (Judge Sneed) and the Supreme Court (Justice Powell), he worked in the Solicitor General’s office under Kenneth Starr and Drew Days. He has written extensively about credit cards and other electronic payments systems, the role of patents in financing innovation, and related topics. He will cover the Court’s cases in the areas of banking and intellectual property.

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03.30.15 Argument preview: Court to take on undistributed funds and bankruptcy conversion
03.30.15 Argument preview: Justices to use consumer bankruptcy case to resolve crucial question of reorganization process
03.26.15 Argument preview: Justices to consider overruling long-standing precedent on patent misuse
03.25.15 Opinion analysis: Justices unsettled in trademark preclusion dispute
03.04.15 Opinion analysis: Online retailers win big in use-tax dispute – for now
02.26.15 Argument recap: Justices dubious of paying fees for defending bankruptcy fee applications
02.26.15 Argument analysis: Employer all but concedes in dispute about ERISA monitoring
02.23.15 Argument preview: Court to enter fray of attorney compensation for work in bankruptcy cases
02.17.15 Not much of a dispute in ERISA case about duty to monitor
01.26.15 Opinion analysis: Justices reject presumption of health-benefit vesting, calling for analysis under ordinary contract principles
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    On Monday afternoon Justices Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer testified before the House Appropriations Committee. The purpose of the hearing was to discuss the Court’s budget for the next fiscal year and the federal judiciary, but the legislators also took full advantage of the occasion to touch on other topics as well.

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  • Peabody Award

    Peabody Award

    Awarded the Peabody Award for excellence in electronic media.

  • Sigma Delta Chi

    Sigma Delta Chi

    Awarded the Sigma Delta Chi deadline reporting award for online coverage of the Affordable Care Act decision.

  • National Press Club Award

    National Press Club Award

    Awarded the National Press Club's Breaking News Award for coverage of the Affordable Care Act decision.

  • Silver Gavel Award

    Silver Gavel Award

    Awarded the Silver Gavel Award by the American Bar Association for fostering the American public’s understanding of the law and the legal system.

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    American Gavel Award

    Awarded the American Gavel Award for Distinguished Reporting About the Judiciary to recognize the highest standards of reporting about courts and the justice system.

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    Webby Award

    Awarded the Webby Award for excellence on the internet.

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