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Supreme Court declines Batmobile case, upholds its copyright

The Supreme Court declined to hear a case to decide whether the Batmobile has copyright protection, which upholds an appeals court ruling that it does. You need DC Comics' permission to sell the Caped Crusader's ride.

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SCOTUS rebuffs automakers, refuses to block 15% ethanol sales

The US Supreme Court has effectively rejected an effort to block sales of gasoline blended with 15-percent ethanol content (E15), refusing to hear a lawsuit and leaving in place an earlier ruling by a federal appeals court that confirms the fuel is legal to sell.

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Supreme Court refuses to hear Kia appeal

Almost a year to the day after the second-generation Kia Sephia was hit with a $40 million jury award in a faulty seatbelt case, the inexpensive Korean is on the wrong side of another court verdict. This time it has to do with the brakes on the 1997-2000 Sephias, which were accused of wearing out too quickly. An owner in Pennsylvania sue

US Supreme Court rules that EPA can regulate greenhouse gases

The Bush administration was dealt a major defeat to its environmental ignorance policies today when the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency can regulate greenhouse gas emissions under the current Clean Air Act. By a 5-4 decision (with Alito, Roberts, Thomas and Scalia dissenting) the maj

Supreme Court may punt on greenhouse gas regulation case

Last week the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case where the the state of Massachusetts and other states and groups are suing to have the EPA regulate greenhouse gases. It's always difficult to judge what the court is going to do, based on the questions they ask in oral arguments. However, it now appears that much like the pledge of allegiance case a couple of years ago the cou

Supreme court to hear arguments on EPA regulation of CO2

The US Supreme Court will be hearing oral arguments this week in the Massachusetts v. EPA global warming case. The case revolves around whether the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has the authority to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. The Bush administration has said that the EPA doesn't have any authority over carbon dioxide emissions.