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2008-09 Supreme Court case tracker
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Case Lower court Cert. granted Oral arguments scheduled Ruling Vote
Locke
v.
Karass
1st Circuit Feb. 19, 2008

News
Oct. 6, 2008

Analysis
Jan. 21, 2009

News

Analysis
9-0
FCC
v.
Fox Television Stations
2nd Circuit March 17, 2008

News
Nov. 4, 2008

News
   
Ysursa
v.
Pocatello Education Association
9th Circuit March 31, 2008

News

Analysis
Nov. 3, 2008

Analysis
   
Pleasant Grove City
v.
Summum
10th Circuit March 31, 2008

News

Analysis
Nov. 12, 2008

Analysis
   
Citizens United
v.
FEC
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Nov. 14, 2008

News

Analysis
     
Ashcroft
v.
Iqbal
2nd Circuit June 16, 2008

News
Dec. 10, 2008    



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FCC v. Fox draws intense interest
By Tony Mauro Administrative-law case expected to veer quickly into free-speech realm; see excerpts of briefs. 11.03.08



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Anti-porn law dies quietly in Supreme Court
Federal law known as COPA, intended to protect children from sexual material online, was passed in 1998 but never took effect. 01.21.09



Court again struggles with First Amendment doctrines
By Tony Mauro As justices hear Summum case, they question own precedents for second time this month. 11.13.08


FCC appeals Janet Jackson case to Supreme Court
Agency says 3rd Circuit incorrectly applied rule regarding fleeting expletives when it threw out $550,000 fine against CBS for singer's breast-baring performance at 2004 Super Bowl. 11.24.08




High court agrees to hear judicial-ethics case
Justices to examine case of West Virginia Supreme Court justice who voted twice in favor of company run by key campaign supporter. 11.17.08



High court turns away 2 abortion-related cases
Justices for third time won't hear appeal in 'wanted' posters case; 'Choose Life' plates get boost when appeal from Arizona officials is refused. 10.06.08


High court won't hear challenge to sealed case
Legal newspaper publisher — backed by press advocate, 29 media groups — had sought access to case involving woman who claimed employer fired her because she had abortion. 11.11.08


Justices allow lawsuits over 'light' cigarettes
In 5-4 split, high court rules smokers may use state consumer-protection laws to sue cigarette tobacco industry for way it promotes 'light' and 'low tar' brands. 12.15.08



Justices question doctrines at heart of union-fees case
By Tony Mauro Viewpoint discrimination, public forum come under questioning at high court in Ysursa case concerning political use of payroll deductions in Idaho. 11.04.08



On-air expletives, Utah monument cases lead lineup
By Tony Mauro Fox TV's challenge of FCC policy will be closely watched, as will 'Summum Aphorisms' case. 10.02.08

Skepticism greets non-union fees case
By Tony Mauro Several justices seem unimpressed by non-union members' First Amendment claim in Locke v. Karass. 10.07.08


Unanimous Court sides with union in legal-fees case
Justices agree Maine public employees' union can force non-union government workers to help pay for national litigation. 01.21.09



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