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Welcome to the CQ Press Supreme Court Collection, a destination for authoritative information and data on cases, justices, and the history and power of the U.S. Supreme Court. Researchers will find the data and tools to answer questions about justices and their opinions and behavior.

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The latest Supreme Court news and analysis from legal affairs expert Kenneth Jost.

Maritime Law Principles – April 25, 2019

The merits of damage claims for injuries sustained in occupations that require employees to live at sea were in the spotlight this Term, as the Court considered two cases challenging labor laws and its exceptions for sailors within the scope of maritime law principles. In this Court Report, court expert Kenneth Jost explains those principles and how they shaped the outcomes for the sea bound plaintiffs.