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  1. April 4, 2014

    A decision right in principle but wrong in practice

    The US Supreme Court is reshaping election law based on principles that are distant from most Americans’ idea of common...

  2. April 3, 2014

    US parties expect flood of cash after removal of donations cap

    The conga line of Republican presidential aspirants who traipsed to Las Vegas at the weekend to pay homage to conservative...

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  1. April 2, 2014

    US Supreme Court strikes down donation limits

    The US Supreme Court has cleared the way for more money to flow into US politics, striking down as unconstitutional limits...

  2. March 30, 2014

    CLS warns of financial system ‘shakedown’

    A patent infringement case being heard by the US Supreme Court on Monday could amount to a “shakedown of the world’s...

  3. March 30, 2014

    US Supreme Court to hear key patent case

    The US Supreme Court will on Monday hear oral arguments in a landmark patent infringement case that could restrict the types...

  4. March 30, 2014

    America’s democracy is fit for the 1%

    Is inequality bad for US democracy? Not according to the US Supreme Court. In the next few weeks America’s apex court is...

  5. March 26, 2014

    SpaceX named in Argentina ‘holdout’ creditor case

    Creditors locked in a long-running legal dispute with Argentina over defaulted debt filed a lawsuit against the South...

  6. March 25, 2014

    Argentina wins support in ‘holdout’ creditor case

    Support for Argentina from Brazil, Mexico, France and Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz in a long-running legal dispute with...

  7. FT Alphaville

    March 24, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Dark debt II: the undarkening: David cites research from Nomura that suggests China’s...

  8. FT Alphaville

    March 24, 2014

    Pari passu, plus ça change

    Ah, spring: a season of renewal. The scent of flowers carried on a gentle breeze. And the international financial community...

  9. FT Alphaville

    March 21, 2014

    Keep an eye on the FTC vs Burnlounge

    While waiting for the next installment in the Herbalife saga, which may include some changes to the board, there is a...

  10. beyondbrics

    March 15, 2014

    On a wing and a prayer over Argentina debt

    What a headache debts can cause. No one knows this better than Cristina Fernández, who after receiving mixed messages...

  11. beyondbrics

    March 10, 2014

    Guest post: Argentina's day in court [corrected]

    By Samuel George of the Bertelsmann Foundation On February 18 the Republic of Argentina submitted a petition to the US...

  12. beyondbrics

    March 4, 2014

    Guest post: Argentina and Detroit - different (zip) codes

    By Marcelo Etchebarne Mihanovich of Cabanellas Etchebarne Kelly Two cases pending in US federal courts show how sovereign...

  13. beyondbrics

    February 19, 2014

    Slow painful ending for 'trial of the century'

    Is it the beginning of the end for what enthusiasts like to call “the trial of the century” in the world of sovereign debt...

  14. February 10, 2014

    US patent case set to test settlement system

    Some of the world’s largest banks and clearing houses are closely watching a patent case in the US Supreme Court that could...

  15. January 24, 2014

    LGBT youth suffer isolation and intolerance

    When Dan Savage put up a YouTube video in 2010 in reaction to the suicide of Billy Lucas, a teenager in Indiana who was...

  16. January 12, 2014

    Argentina’s bondholder battle turns on Supreme Court review

    Argentina’s decade-long struggle with bondholders has taken a new turn with the US Supreme Court agreeing to review the...

  17. December 27, 2013

    Legal victory for NSA raises chance of Supreme Court review

    A federal judge has ruled that the National Security Agency’s contentious surveillance programme is lawful, handing a legal...

  18. December 2, 2013

    Amazon loses Supreme Court tax fight

    Amazon has failed to persuade the US Supreme Court to review a move to tax online shoppers by New York state, which the...

  19. October 16, 2013

    Supreme Court to hear emissions case

    The Obama administration’s power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and refineries faces a test after...

  20. beyondbrics

    October 8, 2013

    New York headlines

    * Argentina’s ‘holdout’ creditors fight on * US warns TPP deal could miss deadline * Markets edgy as US shutdown continues *...

  21. beyondbrics

    October 8, 2013

    London headlines

    * Argentina’s ‘holdout’ creditors fight on * Young Chinese shun factories for ‘easy’ jobs * Markets edgy as US shutdown...

  22. October 7, 2013

    Argentina suffers setback in battle with ‘holdout’ creditors

    Argentina suffered a partial setback in its legal battle with so-called “holdout” creditors after the US Supreme Court...

  23. October 7, 2013

    It is high time Argentina talked to its creditors

    When a nation experiences a debt crisis, its leaders usually try to resolve matters as quickly as possible. Argentina is...

  24. The World

    September 25, 2013

    From Wacko Birds to Michael Phelps: 10 things you should know about Senator Ted Cruz

    Ted Cruz takes the Senate floor Ten things about Senator Ted Cruz, 42, the junior senator from Texas, who has been talking...

  25. September 18, 2013

    Argentine bondage

    Buenos Aires’ dispute with a group of hedge funds holding out for full payment on defaulted Argentine bonds highlights what...

  26. September 16, 2013

    Risk of default adds to woes for Argentina’s Fernández

    In the heart of downtown Buenos Aires, it is hard to walk more than 20 paces without being accosted by hawkers buying and...

  27. FT Alphaville

    August 29, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Prepare to be assimilated: Izzy responds to Felix Salmon’s argument that the spectacle...

  28. FT Alphaville

    August 29, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian shares were higher overall after Wall St closed higher and energy stocks rose on concerns that military action...

  29. August 28, 2013

    Amazon takes tax fight to Supreme Court

    Jeff Bezos’s Amazon is taking a high-stakes legal battle to the US Supreme Court, hiring one of Washington’s most prominent...

  30. August 23, 2013

    Argentina loses appeal of ruling forcing it to pay bondholders

    Argentina on Friday lost an appeal of a US court ruling that would force it to pay $1.33bn to bondholders that rejected debt...

  31. July 30, 2013

    Bradley Manning found not guilty of aiding enemy

    A US military court has found Bradley Manning, the army intelligence analyst accused of divulging classified documents and...

  32. July 26, 2013

    Detroit default exposes lie of phantom returns

    Dramatic news events are often less important than they are made out to be. This is not true of the city of Detroit’s...

  33. beyondbrics

    July 25, 2013

    New York headlines

    * China unveils measures to boost economy * Bo Xilai to face trial in China on corruption charges * China grants HSBC an...

  34. beyondbrics

    July 25, 2013

    London headlines

    * China unveils measures to boost economy * Reserve Bank of India tightening squeezes lenders * IMF pulls support for...

  35. beyondbrics

    July 24, 2013

    IMF: sorry Argentina, you are on your own

    Never a dull moment with the Argentina-holdouts debt saga. The latest twist comes courtesy of the US Treasury. After...

  36. July 18, 2013

    Lobbyists urge Argentine bondholders to challenge IMF

    A lobby for “holdouts” in Argentina’s long-running debt battle with its defaulted creditors has urged its supporters to...

  37. July 17, 2013

    Cricket, tax and when to do the right thing

    The world’s first international cricket match took place in 1844 in New York between the US and Canada. That cricketing...

  38. July 9, 2013

    Argentina’s bondholders deserve their day in court

    Late last month the Argentine government filed a writ at the US Supreme Court to have claims in its continuing legal battle...

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