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Constitutional Law

Who Is George Stinney?

Yesterday a South Carolina court vacated the conviction of George Stinney, an African -American  convicted in 1944 of the murder of two white pre-teen girls. The reversal comes a little late and more than a dollar short since Stinney was executed by electric chair for the crime over 70 years ago. He was 14 years […]

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Spidey’s Web Tests Limits of Court Precedents

The Associated Press reported last week that The Supreme Court said it would use a patent case about a Spider-Man gadget to consider overruling a 50-year-old precedent that bars the collection of royalties on patents after they expire. The Court agreed to review an appeal by Stephen Kimble, the inventor of a web-shooting toy that […]