Issue: (1) Whether a defendant can be convicted of the offense
of honest-services-fraud-by-bribery as defined
in this Court’s decision in United States v. Skilling, in the absence of a quid pro
quo bribery agreement; and
(2) whether the First Amendment permits jurors to
consider evidence of a lobbyist’s legal campaign
contributions, permissibly made to express appreciation
toward and provide election assistance to
political officials, as probative of whether the lobbyist
engaged in corruption by putting other things of
value to similar use.
3/31Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises, Inc. Whether the Court should overrule Brulotte v. Thys Co., which held that “a patentee’s use of a royalty agreement that projects beyond the expiration date of the patent is unlawful per se”.
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.
Awarded the Peabody Award for excellence in electronic media.
Sigma Delta Chi
Awarded the Sigma Delta Chi deadline reporting award for online coverage of the Affordable Care Act decision.
National Press Club Award
Awarded the National Press Club's Breaking News Award for coverage of the Affordable Care Act decision.
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.
American Gavel Award
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