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This morning the justices will hear oral argument in a high-profile Fourth Amendment case, Carpenter v. United States, which asks whether the government must obtain a warrant before obtaining cell-site-location information from cellphone service providers. Amy Howe had this blog’s preview. Madeline Horn and Conley...

The key word in today’s argument in Cyan, Inc. v. Beaver County Employees Retirement Fund was “gibberish” – the characterization by several of the justices of the text Congress provided in the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of 1998. The argument revealed the justices’ frustration...

The petitions of the day are: Sprint Communications Company, LP v. CenturyTel of Chatham, LLC 17-627 Issues: (1) Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit erred by rejecting the Federal Communications Commission’s determination that failure to pay a tariffed charge is not a violation of...

The justices opened their December argument sitting with a pair of patent cases, both raising questions about the inter partes review process that Congress adopted in 2011 as part of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. First up was Oil States Energy Services v. Greene’s Energy...