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Washington�From something old�the revisiting of the death penalty for juveniles�to something new�file-sharing on the Internet�the 2004-2005 Supreme Court term offered a variety of challenges to capture the attention, indignation or appreciation of the public. Here are some of the hottest cases of the term and the lawyers who argued them: Arthur Andersen v. U.S. A unanimous high court overturned the accounting firm’s conviction for shredding documents in connection with the Enron Corp. scandal after finding the jury instructions were flawed. WINNER: Maureen E. Mahoney, Latham & Watkins, Washington LOSER: Deputy Solicitor General Michael R. Dreeben MGM Studios v. Grokster The high court reinstated a copyright infringement suit by the music and entertainment industry against two file-sharing services after holding that there can be liability for inducing infringement even if file-sharing software has some legal uses. WINNERS: Donald B. Verrilli Jr., Jenner & Block, Washington; Solicitor General Paul D. Clement LOSER: Richard G. Taranto, Farr & Taranto, Washington Merck KgaA v. Integra LifeSciences The justices unanimously held that a federal safe harbor statute protects drug companies and researchers from copyright infringement liability for �all uses of patented inventions that are reasonably related to the development and submission of any information� to the Food and Drug Administration. WINNERS: E. Joshua Rosenkranz of Heller Erhman, New York; Assistant to the Solicitor General Daryl Joseffer LOSER: Mauricio A. Flores, McDermott, Will & Emery, Irvine, Calif. Kelo v. New London A 5-4 high court held that the Fifth Amendment’s public-use requirement does not forbid the taking of private property for the purpose of economic development. WINNER: Wesley W. Horton, Horton, Shields & Knox, Hartford, Conn. LOSER: Scott G. Bullock, Institute for Justice, Washington Van Orden v. Perry
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