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Jimmy Hoover

Jimmy Hoover

Jimmy Hoover covers the Supreme Court for The National Law Journal. He can be reached at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter: @JimmyHooverDC. 

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June 20, 2024 | National Law Journal

Justices Call Malicious Prosecution Charge-by-Charge Inquiry, Marking Victory for Plaintiffs

A lower court had held that a malicious prosecution could not be brought because police had obtained probable cause for two of the three criminal charges against the plaintiff.

By Jimmy Hoover

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June 20, 2024 | National Law Journal

Supreme Court Upholds Repatriation Tax on Foreign Earnings

In their 7-2 decision, the justices rejected arguments that the Mandatory Repatriation Tax violates the Constitution's Apportionment Clause, which requires "direct" taxes be divvied up among the states based on population.

By Jimmy Hoover

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June 18, 2024 | Supreme Court Brief

Supreme Court Adds Cases on Wire Fraud, False Claims

The justices will also consider questions regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act.

By Jimmy Hoover

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June 17, 2024 | National Law Journal

High Court Will Examine Burden of Proof in Fair Labor Standards Act Suits

When the case is heard next term, the justices will consider whether employers must prove by a "preponderance of the evidence" or instead by "clear and convincing evidence" that one of FLSA's listed exemptions precludes the lawsuit from going forward.

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June 17, 2024 | National Law Journal

Justices Will Review 'Fraudulent Inducement' Theory Behind Public Prosecutions

The defendants say wire fraud statutes only apply to cases where someone has used fraud to inflict economic harm, not to cases where the scheme did not actually cost the government money.

By Jimmy Hoover

3 minute read

June 17, 2024 | National Law Journal

Supreme Court Takes Up NVIDIA Stock-Drop Appeal

The legal question in the case deals with the pleading standard plaintiffs must meet under the 1995 Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, which was enacted to deter frivolous securities lawsuits.

By Jimmy Hoover

4 minute read

June 13, 2024 | National Law Journal

'Misses the Forest for the Trees': Barrett Knocks Thomas' Use of History

Judges should be "very, very careful" about using historical evidence in constitutional adjudication," Justice Amy Coney Barrett has said, adding that citations to favorable historical practices can be like "looking over a crowd and picking out your friends."

By Jimmy Hoover

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June 13, 2024 | National Law Journal

Supreme Court Hands Starbucks Win in Case of Fired Baristas

The justices held that a lower court had applied a watered-down version of the test necessary to decide whether to grant a National Labor Relations Board request for an injunction.

By Jimmy Hoover

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June 13, 2024 | National Law Journal

Justices Side With Trademark Office in Rejecting Anti-Trump Slogan

In his opinion for the court, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote that "history and tradition is sufficient to conclude that the names clause—a content-based, but viewpoint-neutral, trademark restriction—is compatible with the First Amendment. We need look no further in this case."

By Jimmy Hoover

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June 13, 2024 | National Law Journal

Unanimous Supreme Court Rejects Mifepristone Challenge, Cites Lack of Standing

The decision is a major victory for the Biden administration, which appealed a recent U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit decision that the FDA's actions easing access to mifepristone were unlawful.

By Jimmy Hoover

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