Why High Court Was Right To Take Samsung V. Apple

Law360, New York (April 8, 2016, 4:44 PM EDT) -- The death of Antonin Scalia has raised many questions — some political, some legal — about the future of the U.S. Supreme Court. From a legal standpoint, Justice Scalia's death raises the possibility that the outcome of some of the Supreme Court's most high-profile cases this term will be different than they would have been. The court is still scheduled to decide cases about the constitutionality of mandatory public-sector union dues, state restrictions on abortion and affirmative action. Each of those cases now faces the prospect of a 4-4 split and an uncertain future. Indeed, we've already seen one such split since Justice Scalia's death....

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