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The Supreme Court agrees to hear the long-running copyright suit from Oracle that could cost Google almost $9 billion

  • The Supreme Court says it will referee a high-profile copyright dispute between technology giants Oracle and Google.
  • Oracle says it wants nearly $9 billion from Google.
  • The case stems from Google's development of its hugely popular Android operating system by using Oracle's Java programming language.
  • A federal appeals court has twice found that Google unfairly used Java without paying for it.
  • A trial court has yet to assess damages.
  • The justices agreed Friday to review the appellate ruling.
  • The dispute stretches back to 2010 when Oracle filed suit.
  • The first Android phone went on sale in 2008.
  • The high court will hear arguments early next year.
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Supreme Court will hear Google's appeal in massive copyright suit brought by Oracle

  • The Supreme Court said on Friday that it will hear a dispute between tech giants Oracle and Google in a blockbuster case that could lead to billions of dollars in fines and shape copyright law in the internet era.
  • The case concerns 11,500 lines of code that Google was accused of copying from Oracle's Java programming language.
  • Google deployed the code in Android, now the most popular mobile operating system in the world.
  • Oracle sued Google in 2010 alleging that the use of its code in Android violated copyright law.
  • A number of high-profile tech firms urged the top court to take the case in order to side with Google.
  • Francisco acknowledged that there were concerns about the effect that a win for Oracle could have on the technology industry.
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The Supreme Court will hear long-running Google and Oracle copyright lawsuit

  • This lets Google contest a controversial ruling that could deal a major blow to software development by establishing that companies can deny access to basic code elements through copyright law.
  • Oracle has claimed for years that Google’s Android operating system is built on stolen code from the Java software platform.
  • Google petitioned the Supreme Court in January of 2019, asking it to overturn “a devastating one-two punch at the software industry.” Microsoft, Mozilla, and several other companies supported Google’s petition, arguing that the Federal Circuit ruling would destroy developers’ ability to freely build new programs that work with existing software platforms.
  • Google unsuccessfully asked the Supreme Court to examine an earlier Federal Circuit ruling in 2014.
  • “We welcome the Supreme Court’s decision to review the case and we hope that the Court reaffirms the importance of software interoperability in American competitiveness,” said Walker in a statement to The Verge.

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15 iconic moments in the LGBTQ rights movement from the last decade

  • The Americans Civil Liberties Union worked with Windsor to file a lawsuit against the US District Court for the Southern District of New York in 2010, challenging DOMA Section 3, which prevented the federal government from recognizing any same-sex marriage under the law, including those legally recognized in specific states.
  • On October 8, 2019, the US Supreme Court heard three individual cases — one from a transgender woman and two from gay men — to determine whether or not LGBTQ people are protected from workplace discrimination under the 1964 Civil Rights Act. This decision will ultimately decide whether it is constitutional to discriminate and fire LGBTQ people on the basis of gender identity or sexuality, and it will affirm or undermine over 20 years of case law, according to the National Center for Transgender Equality.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg back at work after stomach bug

  • Washington (CNN) - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to work Friday morning after missing a day of oral arguments this week due to a stomach bug.
  • The four-time cancer survivor missed oral arguments on Wednesday due to a bout with the stomach flu.
  • Ginsburg missed oral arguments for the first time last term while recovering from surgery to remove two cancerous nodules from her left lung.
  • On Friday, the Supreme Court is expected to release audio of the DACA arguments from Tuesday, during which Ginsburg was present, and potentially announce whether it will grant more cases for this term's docket.
  • Lawyers for President Donald Trump are also expected to ask the justices to block a House subpoena for the President's financial records — a day after Trump asked the high court to take up a case this term concerning a similar subpoena.

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Cops are making fewer arrests since N.J. got rid of cash bail

  • But a new study released Thursday shows the overhaul led to a major shift in the state’s justice system, with fewer people being arrested for low-level crimes, jail populations that plummeted even more than expected and an increase in defendants set free without conditions such as ankle-bracelet monitoring.
  • The assessment gets used at two points in New Jersey’s justice system: when a police officer is deciding whether to arrest someone on a complaint warrant or simply issue a summons for the person to show up in court, and when prosecutors and judges consider whether defendants should be locked up until trial.
  • Redcross, one of the study’s authors, said there’s no definitive reason for this decline, but it could be attributed to greater oversight of police by prosecutors and the courts, changes in paperwork requirements resulting from the reforms or even a culture change that resulted from New Jersey doing away with cash bail.

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A night of drinking turned into a fight outside of White Castle for 3 Indiana judges

  • Bell of the Crawford Circuit Court -- engaged in judicial misconduct by participating in the brawl in the restaurant's parking lot in Downtown Indianapolis.
  • In a statement to local media, Adams apologized to his family and community, acknowledging that he had "failed to behave in a manner that my position requires," the Indianapolis Star reported.
  • Adams, Bell and Jacobs arrived in Indianapolis for a statewide judicial educational event on April 30 and began to drink and socialize, the document said.
  • While they were standing outside in the White Castle parking lot, two men drove by and shouted something at the three judges out of the window of their vehicle.
  • Bell flipped off the men, the document said, and they pulled into the lot and the five began to argue.
  • The fight ended when the man pulled out a gun, shooting Adams once and Jacobs twice, the document said.

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Fortescue makes High Court call in bitter native title row

  • Andrew Forrest's Fortescue Metals Group will try to take a bitter legal battle with traditional owners that has left it at risk of a huge compensation claim to the High Court.
  • Fortescue said it remained of the view that the Federal Court rulings had no impact on its iron ore operations or mining tenure at the Solomon hub, which it has built without agreement with traditional owners represented by the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation (YAC).
  • Based on the Federal Court rulings, YAC has exclusive possession of some 2700 square kilometres of the iron ore-rich Pilbara, including Fortescue's Solomon mining hub, although the company says its exploration and mining leases prevail.
  • Andrew Forrest's Fortescue Metals Group will try to take a bitter land rights battle with traditional owners to the High Court.

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Trump asked Supreme Court to shield tax returns from prosecutors - Business Insider

  • President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court Thursday to shield his tax returns from investigation by federal prosecutors.
  • The filing lists Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. as the respondent; Vance is attempting to enforce a grand jury subpoena to obtain eight years of Trump's tax records.
  • The petition, which was obtained by The Washington Post, argues that Trump is protected under "presidential immunity" from state criminal investigations.
  • Vance has rejected the president's claim to immunity in the investigation, saying that the president is attempting to "invent and enforce a new presidential 'tax return privilege,'" and "no such privilege exists in the law," he said, citing a report by The Post.
  • The request is part of the Manhattan District Attorney's investigation into alleged 2016 hush-money payments to women who have claimed to have had affairs with Trump.

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Trump asked Supreme Court to shield tax returns from prosecutors - Business Insider

  • President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court Thursday to shield his tax returns from investigation by federal prosecutors.
  • The filing lists Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. as the respondent; Vance is attempting to enforce a grand jury subpoena to obtain eight years of Trump's tax records.
  • The petition, which was obtained by The Washington Post, argues that Trump is protected under "presidential immunity" from state criminal investigations.
  • Vance has rejected the president's claim to immunity in the investigation, saying that the president is attempting to "invent and enforce a new presidential 'tax return privilege,'" and "no such privilege exists in the law," he said, citing a report by The Post.
  • The request is part of the Manhattan District Attorney's investigation into alleged 2016 hush-money payments to women who have claimed to have had affairs with Trump.

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