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The word “uncompromising” is often attached to creative artists who defy convention. It is usually reserved for those who break taboos about violence or sex, particularly in motion pictures. Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver (1976) is “uncompromising,” as is Oliver Stone’s Natural Born Killers (1994), Marlon...

Briefly: At The Economist’s Democracy in America blog, Steven Mazie notes that a study of “more than 3,000 hours of audio recordings of Supreme Court oral arguments between 1982 and 2014” suggests that “[t]he pitch of judges’ voices conveys more about their eventual votes than ‘legal,...

The petition of the day is: EVE-USA, Inc. v. Mentor Graphics Corp. 17-804 Issues: (1) Whether, and under what circumstances, assignors and their privies are free to contest a patent’s validity; and (2) whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit erred in holding that proof...