• 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    In 2017 the Trump administration rescinded the Obama-era program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which protected the grown children of undocumented immigrants from deportation.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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  • Supreme Court Defines “Actual” Knowledge

    On Feb. 27, the Supreme Court ruled in a case in which the plaintiff  disputed the deadline for an ERISA claim based on fiduciary wrongdoing. His former employer, Intel, had argued that he’d missed the deadline for...

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  • When and Why the Supreme Court Grants Cert

    The Supreme Court justices and their clerks examine thousands of certiorari petitions annually, then grant about 70 of those petitions for oral argument. Their decisions about what is decided shape national discourse, and addresses some of the...

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  • Court-Packing Endorsed By Democratic Candidates

    Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer has posted a video saying he is in favor of expanding the Supreme Court in order to nullify the judicial stranglehold now enjoyed by Conservatives. Two other Democratic presidential candidates, Pete Buttigieg...

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  • Contraceptive Rights v. The Little Sisters of the Poor, Round 2

    Kevin C. Walsh, professor of law at the University of Richmond, writes that The Little Sisters of the Poor are headed back to the Supreme Court, where they will win a victory that “could end up benefiting...

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  • Supreme Court Set To End Abortion Rights and Avoid Political Repercussions

    A brief filed by the Trump administration provides a guide for U.S. Supreme Court Justices who want to end abortion without creating a political backlash. The brief addresses consolidated cases — June Medical Services v. Gee and...

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  • Supreme Court Reverses Federal Circuit, Grants Cert in Oracle v. Google

    The Supreme Court will hear Google’s petition for cert in its seemingly endless litigation with Oracle. The Solicitor General recommended that the Supreme Court deny cert in September. The Court will decide whether copyright protection extends to...

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