Sunday, October 12, 2008

New Supreme Court Term

The Supreme Court began its new term last Monday. This term it will hear cases on a number of issues, including FCC fines for "fleeting expletives," the question of whether patients can sue drug companies over drugs that are regulated by the FDA, and, in Iqbal v. Ashcroft, whether high level officials are immune from being sued if they are alleged to have condoned constitutional violations. (The fact that Javaid Iqbal used to be a cable guy on Long Island gives this one some local interest).

The Legal Information Institute's previews of this term's cases can be seen here. And SCOTUSblog offers weekly updates showing the daily goings on at the Court.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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