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Oral argument suggests narrow ruling to uphold disputed tax

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The government’s argument on Tuesday that a ruling to throw out a contested provision of a 2017 corporate tax reform law could upend the tax code and cost “several trillion dollars” seemed to draw support from most of the justices. Comments from the justices suggested a narrow ruling in Moore v. United States.

The busts on the front of the Supreme Court building

The justices heard oral argument in Moore v. United States on Tuesday. (Thomas Hawk via Flickr)


Court conflicted over Purdue Pharma bankruptcy plan that shields Sacklers

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At oral argument on Monday, the justices appeared divided over whether to allow Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy plan to move forward. The case before the court is a dispute over a provision of the plan that would release the Sackler family, the owners of the company, from future civil liability in exchange for payment to creditors and victims of the opioid epidemic.


Justices dismiss “civil rights tester” case

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday morning threw out a dispute over whether a self-appointed “civil rights tester” has a right to sue hotels she does not plan to visit, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, for failing to provide information about accessibility on their websites. The tester had dismissed her lawsuit in lower court.


Major OxyContin case headlines December session

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The justices will be back in the courtroom on Nov. 27. The seven cases scheduled for the December session include disputes over federal immigration law, taxation, and the power of administrative agencies. On Dec. 4, the justices will hear one of the highest-profile bankruptcy cases in recent memory, a case which stems from thousands of lawsuits against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma.