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Justices Find Antitrust Law Valid Against Dental Board

from NYTs The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a state dental board controlled by dentists may be sued under antitrust laws for driving teeth-whitening services out of business. The decision, by a 6-to-3 vote, set standards that will most likely also apply to state licensing boards, including those for doctors, lawyers and other professionals. States often rely on […]

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Computer Scientists Ask Supreme Court To Rule APIs Can’t Be Copyrighted

from EFF The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a briefwith the Supreme Court of the United States today, arguing on behalf of 77 computer scientists that the justices should review a disastrous appellate court decision finding that application programming interfaces (APIs) are copyrightable. That decision, handed down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in […]

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Justices Drawing Dotted Lines With Terse Orders in Big Cases

from NYTs People used to complain that Supreme Court decisions were too long and tangled. Those were the days. In recent weeks, the court has addressed cases on the great issues of the day without favoring the nation with even a whisper of explanation. In terse orders, the court expanded the availability of same-sex marriage, let a dozen abortion clinics […]

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