|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|10-1150||Fed. Cir.||Dec 7, 2011||Mar 20, 2012||9-0||Breyer||OT 2011|
Holding: The process patent that Prometheus Laboratories had obtained for correlations between blood test results and patient health is not eligible for a patent because it incorporates laws of nature.
Judgment: Reversed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Breyer on March 20, 2012.
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A rule that allows SCOTUS to hear cases before appeals courts weigh in used to be very rare. But in the past three years, it's become far more common. And the justices haven't said why.
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Sonia Sotomayor appeared this morning on @TODAYshow to promote her new children's book, "Just Help!: How to Build a Better World." She spoke briefly about the public's perception of the court. Here's the interview: https://www.today.com/video/justice-sotomayor-on-new-book-supreme-court-s-credibility-loss-of-her-mother-131639365722
Today's big cert grant in a TikTok minute.
In a unanimous ruling, SCOTUS revives a lawsuit against Northwestern University under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Current and former employees argue that the university is violating its fiduciary duties in the administration of its retirement investment plans.
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