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The Supreme Court will release orders from the February 15 conference on Tuesday, February 19, at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday, February 20, at 10:00 a.m.
On Tuesday the Supreme Court hears oral argument in Return Mail Inc. v. United States Postal Service; Ronald Mann has our preview.

Court upholds Monsanto’s patent on genetically modified seed

In an unanimous decision, the Court held that a soybean farmer cannot reproduce agri-giant Monsanto’s patented, genetically modified seeds through planting and harvesting without the company’s permission.  Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the legal, agricultural, and technological implications of this decision.

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