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Biotech Firm Loses Supreme Court Fight To Patent Human Genes
2013-06-13 12:24:31

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A Salt Lake City, Utah-based genetics firm has lost a battle in court to keep a patent on naturally-occurring human genes. The US Supreme Court has shot down Myriad Genetics Inc.´s bid to patent breast and ovarian cancer genes, ruling that human genes cannot be patented. The decision has immediate benefits for some cancer patients but may have long-lasting repercussions for biotechnology research. The decision, written up...

2011-06-29 18:36:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Even though the Supreme Court voted 7-2 to overturn a California law that would ban the sale of violent video games to minors, there is growing sentiment among parents and legislators that something needs to be done to protect children from exposure to these disturbing images and experiences. Attorney Dylan Reeves of the law firm of Haskell Slaughter Young & Rediker, LLC, was published in the Alabama Law Review on this issue and...

2010-11-22 22:36:00

ATLANTA, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On November 18, Justice Clarence Thomas may have signaled how he will vote on actions filed by William M. Windsor that seek to stop what Windsor says is widespread corruption in the federal courts. On a simple Application for a Stay (hold on proceedings in the lower courts until the Court rules on Windsor's petitions), Justice Thomas denied the Application (Docket No. 10-633). Perhaps Justice Thomas had some valid reason for such an order,...

2010-09-29 13:58:00

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The following is being issued by University of California, Irvine School of Law: "Our Constitution depends on the courts to keep it alive; we all depend on Erwin Chemerinsky to remind us why that is so important. This book is essential reading for anyone who cares about preserving our constitutional birthright." -- Susan N. Herman, President, American Civil Liberties Union "Erwin Chemerinsky knows the Constitution as a legal scholar and...

2010-06-01 04:20:00

EAGAN, Minn., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly two-thirds of Americans cannot name any members of the U.S. Supreme Court, according to a new national survey by FindLaw.com (http://www.findlaw.com), the most popular legal information website. Even as Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan awaits Senate confirmation hearings to replace retiring justice John Paul Stevens, only 35 percent of Americans can name even one member of the nation's highest court. Clarence Thomas is the most well known...

2010-02-01 14:23:00

Conservative Legal Expert Names Ed Meese as Honorary Campaign Chair; Schubert Flint Public Affairs as Campaign Strategists SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John Eastman, considered by many to be one of the top conservative legal voices in the nation, announced today that he has stepped down as Dean of the Chapman University School of Law effective immediately to pursue the Republican nomination for Attorney General of California. Eastman, a former Reagan Administration...

2009-03-30 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas will deliver the keynote address at the 2008-2009 Being an American Essay Contest Awards Gala on Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel. National Public Radio/Fox News Commentator Juan Williams will serve as the Gala's master of ceremonies. The contest and awards gala -- hosted by the Bill of Rights Institute -- are both intended to stimulate and expand the national dialogue on...

2009-03-04 14:47:00

WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision upheld a Vermont jury's decision that Diana Levine, the plaintiff in the Supreme Court case Wyeth v. Levine could hold the drug manufacturer accountable for the injuries she suffered -- which included the loss of her arm -- after taking one of Wyeth's medicines. Writing the Supreme Court's majority opinion, Justice John Paul Stevens said Food and Drug Administration oversight of drug labeling doesn't...

2008-11-05 06:00:13

By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON -- In the staid red velvet, white marble setting of the Supreme Court, the justices talked about dirty words Tuesday -- but used none. As they cloaked their language in euphemisms, their varying questions also concealed how they would rule in the dispute that will affect what words are allowed on broadcast TV. The case traces to a 2003 Golden Globes show in which U2 lead singer Bono used an expletive in his televised acceptance speech. The Federal...


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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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