• Supreme Court Decision Means Smaller Whistleblower Awards

    The Supreme Court’s decision in Liu v. Securities and Exchange Commission rejected the argument that the SEC could never obtain disgorgement of profits from unlawful activity in securities litigation. But according to Ronald Mann, writing in scotusblog,...

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  • More Groups Support Adding Justices to the Supreme Court

    The movement on the left to pack the Supreme Court is gaining momentum. Some evidence that the Court has taken notice came in the form of its June 15 refusal to take up new cases for next...

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  • Rulings on Blockbuster Issues Expected Soon

    Decisions on polarizing issues before the Supreme Court will come in quick succession in the next few weeks. One will decide whether Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects gay and transgender employees from discrimination...

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  • Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Bar Association Membership Requirement

    The Justices of the Supreme Court didn’t add any new cases to their merits docket for the fall. They failed to act on cases challenging federal and state gun restrictions, on reconsidering qualified immunity for police officers...

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  • Polls Show Waning Support for the Supreme Court As Presently Constituted

    A Marquette School of Law survey found that 52 percent of “very conservative” respondents have high confidence in the Supreme Court, compared to 31 percent of “very liberal” voters. About 80 percent of all respondents possess at...

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  • Conservative Justices Clash Over EPA

    The recently decided U.S. Supreme Court case that questioned whether property owners in the toxically polluted towns of Opportunity and Crackerville, Montana, could sue the EPA and Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO), exposed a rift between conservative Chief...

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  • Supreme Court Will Soon Decide If 27,000 Health Workers Should Be Deported

    In 2017 the Trump administration rescinded the Obama-era program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which protected the grown children of undocumented immigrants from deportation. The decision was challenged and is now before the Supreme Court,...

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  • Dissecting Supreme Court Opinions to See How They are Reached

    In a post on Scotusblog, Adam Feldman delves into the notoriously opaque process by which the most important decisions in the legal system are made. He starts from the premise that much is unknown about how the...

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  • First Supreme Court Closedown Since the Spanish Flu

    On March 12, the Supreme Court announced that it is closed to the public “until further notice” “ut of concern for the health and safety of the public and Supreme Court employees.” This is the first disease-related...

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  • Dark Money Ties To Judicial Nominations

    Attorney general Bill Barr, Office of Personnel Management director Dale Cabaniss, and White House counsel Pat Cipollone have received letters from five U.S. Senators, suggesting that the role attorney Leonard Leo, co-chair of the conservative legal advocacy...

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