Antonin Scalia

Justice Antonin Scalia is an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Justice Scalia was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1986 and typically votes with the Court's conservative bloc. He is... more +
Justice Antonin Scalia is an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Justice Scalia was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1986 and typically votes with the Court's conservative bloc. He is known for his often spirited and strongly-worded opinions.  less -
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Justice Scalia on Trademark and Copyright: Dastar, Penguin-Shaped Cocktail Shakers and “Guilt by Resemblance”

When we decided to mark the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia by recounting a few of his copyright and trademark opinions, we were somewhat surprised to discover that there really hadn’t been that many. In fact, we located...more

Scalia’s Death Leaves High Court in Limbo on Three Key Consumer Class Actions

While the sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia creates an immediate vacancy on the bench, it also likely will leave the high court’s docket in limbo on number of key consumer class actions awaiting the Court’s...more

Every Vote Counts: The Scalia Legacy And The Future Of Employment Class Actions Before The Supreme Court

As we blogged earlier this week, the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on February 13 has sent shockwaves throughout the halls of power in Washington, D.C. The balance within the U.S. Supreme Court between...more

Would the Supreme Court Stay EPA’s Clean Power Plan Today?

The senior-most U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia, passed away on February 13, 2016 just days after the Supreme Court, by a slim 5 to 4 majority, stayed the EPA’s enforcement of the Clean Power Plan. Among other...more

How Will Justice Scalia’s Death Impact Pending Class Action Cases?

As our nation and especially the legal community mourn the death of one of the most charismatic and influential Supreme Court justices in our history, one question that might be asked is how Justice Scalia’s death might...more

Justice Scalia and Class Actions

No one has done more to shape class action law than Justice Antonin Scalia. His unexpected passing yesterday, even while important class action cases remain under advisement, will spark a renewed push to tilt class action...more

What Employers Need To Know About Supreme Court Issues After The Passing Of Justice Scalia

Make no mistake, the role of Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court profoundly impacts the balance of power among the branches of our government. Now, with the untimely passing of Justice Antonin Scalia on February 13, the void...more

Will the Next Supreme Court Justice Reshape Environmental Law?

Yes, no, maybe so. With the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, many have already started to prognosticate about the sea change that will inevitably follow. While it is certainly possible that such a sea change will come to...more

What are the Short- and Long-Term Employment Law Implications of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's Death?

For the last three decades, Justice Antonin Scalia served as a stanch and reliable conservative voice on the U.S. Supreme Court. While his rulings could be controversial at times, he remained widely liked and respected, even...more

Is Putting on and Taking off Protective Gear Compensable? Supreme Court (Ad)dresses that Issue in Latest Ruling

This week the Supreme Court held that time unionized workers spend putting on (donning) and taking off (doffing) personal protective gear is not compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The decision comes on the heels...more

The Latest from the U.S. Supreme Court - Time Spent Putting On and Taking Off Protective Gear Is Not Compensable Under the Fair...

Earlier this week, in Sandifer v. U.S. Steel Corp., the Supreme Court addressed whether unionized workers may be entitled to compensation for time spent putting on and taking off protective gear. The Court found that putting...more

10 Scalia Interview Highlights [Video]

Oct. 11 (Bloomberg Law) -- In a recent New York magazine interview, the longest serving justice on the Supreme Court, Antonin Scalia spoke his mind on a wide range of topics. This is a video of some of the highlights....more

Weekly Brief: Patent Jury Awards, Law Firm Hiring, Scalia's Hat [Video]

Jan. 24 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the legal news for the week. Last year we saw large jury awards in patent cases, but also a steep drop off in securities class action lawsuits. Also, law...more

Obama's SCOTUS Shortlist [Video]

(Bloomberg Law) -- An aging U.S. Supreme Court has observers wondering: which justice will step down next? Antonin Scalia and Anthony Kennedy -- both appointed by Ronald Reagan -- are 76. If either retires, President Obama...more

Weekly Brief: BoA Sued; SCOTUS Shortlists; Fund Fights Argentina [Video]

Oct. 25 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the week's most important legal news. Bank of America was sued by the federal government for over $1 billion in damages on claims that the bank defrauded...more

SCOTUS: Secured Creditors Cannot Be Denied the Right to Credit-Bid

On May 29, 2012, the United States Supreme Court decided Radlax Gateway Hotel, LLC v. Amalgamated Bank, ruling that secured creditors cannot be denied the right to credit-bid on the sale of property or assets in the context...more

Good Legal Writing Is Just Good Writing - Bryan Garner's SCOTUS Interviews, Part I

In 2006 and 2007, legal writing icon Bryan Garner had an amazing opportunity -- he interviewed eight of the nine then-sitting Justices of the United States Supreme Court on legal writing and appellate advocacy. The videotapes...more

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