What the Supreme Court Is Up To This Term

What the Supreme Court Is Up To This Term
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The Supreme Court's final sitting of 2017 begins this week, and the justices will hear oral arguments in a number of high-profile cases involving the Fourth Amendment, free speech and religious liberty, federalism, and property rights.

Here's a look at the cases coming up.

Property Rights of Patent Holders

On Nov. 27, the Supreme Court will hear Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene's Energy Group, LLC, a case involving the federal government's ability to review the validity of a patent through an administrative proceeding (known as “inter partes” review), rather than in federal court.

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