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Supreme Court greenlights lawsuit against Apple

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/13/19, 12:55 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that consumers can pursue an antitrust lawsuit against Apple for the 30 percent commission it charges software developers to sell apps through its App Store. iPhone users claim Apple is unfairly monopolizing the app market since users must purchase software exclusively through the company’s online store. Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the four liberal justices on the court in rejecting Apple’s request to end the lawsuit. Apple’s commission on every app sale was enough to persuade the hight court that the legal fight could proceed, he wrote.

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Supreme Court hears census citizenship case

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/23/19, 12:16 pm

The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard oral arguments in a case about a proposed citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. census. After the Census Bureau announced plans to ask all U.S. residents about the status of their citizenship in the once-a-decade national population survey, 18 states and the District of Columbia challenged the move, claiming that fewer immigrants would complete the survey for fear of revealing their illegal status to authorities.

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Supreme Court allows bump stock ban

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/28/19, 01:08 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday declined to stop the Trump administration from enforcing its ban on bump stock devices, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire in rapid succession, similar to machine guns. The ban took effect Tuesday.

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