The decision will make it easier for local residents to recover damages from national firms, consumer groups say.
The case involves an ongoing tug of war between the high court and the highest court in Oregon.
The vocal immigration reformer brings border-state experience to the post.
Five justices footnote their June opinion about a 'national consensus' against using the death penalty for child rapists.
The historic 5 to 4 ruling says the right to bear arms applies to individuals.
In a 5-to-4 ruling, the justices decide child rape isn't a capital offense.
In a ruling Thursday, it guides federal judges to weigh conflicts of interest by insurance companies.