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Supreme Court Declines to Block Texas Heartbeat Act in Blow to Abortion Access

The Supreme Court, in a narrow, late-night vote on Wednesday, rejected a request to block Texas’ restrictive new abortion law.

Texas Law Allowing Abortion Opponents to Sue Healthcare Providers Takes Effect as Supreme Court Stays Silent

A Texas law that deputizes private citizens to enforce a state ban on post-fetal heartbeat abortions has gone into effect.

Supreme Court Scales Back Equity Doctrine in Patent Cases

A recent Supreme Court decision reaffirmed a long-standing intellectual property doctrine that bars inventors who turn over their patents to others from later claiming the patent is invalid.

CU Law’s Spencer Gives Insights on History of Voting Rights in U.S., Part Two

Law Week talked to Doug Spencer about the Voting Rights Act in a two-part discussion on a recent Supreme Court ruling.

Doug Spencer, Newly Appointed CU Law Professor, Discusses SCOTUS Voting Rights Decision

Law Week talked recently with Doug Spencer, a new addition to the University of Colorado Law School’s faculty, about the high court’s July 1 decision in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee.

Supreme Court Invokes First Amendment on California Charity Tax Filing Law

Tax-exempt nonprofit organizations gained protection against compelled disclosure of donor information when the Supreme Court ruled July 1 that a California law violated the First Amendment.

Supreme Court Weighs in on Controversial Arizona Voting Laws

The Supreme Court, in a July 1 decision along partisan lines, tightly read a key provision of the Voting Rights Act and cautioned federal judges to carefully consider states’ professed interest in combating election fraud and other circumstances when deciding lawsuits.

In Separation of Powers Ruling, Supreme Court Rejects PTAB System for Patent Disputes and Orders PTO Panel Decisions to be Reviewed by Agency Director

The Supreme Court, applying a doctrine that urges strict separation of authority among the federal government’s three branches, invalidated June 21 a statutory scheme that excludes politically-appointed functionaries from intellectual property disputes.