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Empirical SCOTUS: Which Supreme Court cases are generating the most interest?

This Supreme Court term, like the past several before it, has been slow out of the gates. It also marks another term with a new justice – this time Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The justices often find consensus both early on in a term and after a largescale change, defining or redefining their jurisprudential boundaries only later. The justices have released five decisions in argued cases so far, all of them free even from concurrences. This is a new high count for unanimous decisions without a conc...
Tags: Google, Supreme Court, Law, Alabama, Indiana, Pepper, United States, New York Times, Madison, Apple Inc, Hyatt, American Legion, Frank, John Roberts, Murphy, Weyerhaeuser


Veterans Groups Compete With Each Other, and Struggle With the V.A.

The largest, older veterans’ service organizations see their influence diluted as newer, smaller groups focused on post-9/11 veterans compete for money, influence and relevance.
Tags: News, Veterans, United States, American Legion, Robert, Wounded Warrior Project, Wilkie, Veterans Affairs Department, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Vietnam Veterans of America, United States Politics and Government, AMVETS, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Disabled American Veterans, September 11 (2001, Concerned Veterans for America




Wednesday round-up

On Monday evening, Chief Justice John Roberts released his year-end report on the federal judiciary. Amy Howe writes for this blog that the report “focus[ed] on the judiciary’s response to allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace.” At Law.com, Tony Mauro notes that “[i]t was the second annual report in which Roberts discussed the need for the judiciary to take steps to end sexual harassment in the workplace and to make it easier for court employees to report improper conduct without run...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Fox News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Economist, American Legion, Trump, Round-up, U S Supreme Court, John Roberts, Hill, Roberts, Jess Bravin, Lydia Wheeler, Steven Mazie, Amy Howe


Restaurants find creative ways to bring coffee and doughnuts to Rose Parade crowds

The quest for coffee began early at the Rose Parade. Well before sunrise, customers were crowded outside Starbucks at Paseo Colorado, a mixed-use shopping center on Pasadena’s Colorado Boulevard, the parade route. The right-hand door took customers to an express line where they could get one plain coffee and a doughnut for $5, no substitutions. Parade goers who wanted their usual custom lattes used the left-hand door, where there was a 15-minute line just to get inside. The urge to caffeinate wa...
Tags: California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, New Orleans, Starbucks, Pasadena, Local News, American Legion, Phoenix, Mardi Gras, Lakewood, Irwindale, Chaka Khan, Paseo Colorado, Colorado Boulevard


Restaurants find creative ways to answer the call for caffeine among 2019 Rose Parade-goers

The quest for coffee began early at the Rose Parade. Well before sunrise, customers were crowded outside Starbucks at Paseo Colorado, a mixed-use shopping center on Pasadena’s Colorado Boulevard, the parade route. The right-hand door took customers to an express line where they could get one plain coffee and a doughnut for $5, no substitutions. Parade goers who wanted their usual custom lattes used the left-hand door, where there was a 15-minute line just to get inside. The urge to caffeinate wa...
Tags: California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, New Orleans, Starbucks, Pasadena, Local News, American Legion, Phoenix, Mardi Gras, Lakewood, Irwindale, Chaka Khan, Paseo Colorado, Colorado Boulevard


Friday round-up

Briefly: At Bloomberg Law, Jordan Rubin reports on “the curious case of Bobby James Moore,” which “is knocking at the U.S. Supreme Court’s door again” after a state court found for a second time that Moore is not too intellectually disabled to be executed. Bill Mears reports for Fox News that the Supreme Court could be front and center again next year “in Donald Trump’s Washington,” as “[t]he justices are confronting a number of immigration-related legal challenges that could be added to the do...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Fox News, Donald Trump, American Legion, Trump, Round-up, U S Supreme Court, Moore, Goldstein Russell, Bladensburg Maryland, American Humanist Association, Tony Mauro, Marcia Coyle, Bill Mears


Thursday round-up

In op-ed for The Hill, Kristin Waggoner weighs in on American Legion v. American Humanist Association, an establishment clause challenge to the placement on public land of a World War I memorial shaped like a cross, maintaining that “[t]he sight of a cross-shaped memorial to fallen heroes moves many of us,” and … [n]othing legitimizes eliminating these noble sentiments from our political landscape because the symbols that evoke them might offend someone.” In an op-ed at USA Today, Alexandra McPh...
Tags: Usa, Supreme Court, Law, Bloomberg, Ap, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, American Legion, Trump, Round-up, U S Supreme Court, Adam Feldman, Goldstein Russell, American Humanist Association, Kimberly Robinson, the Court, Jordan Rubin


Justices release February argument calendar

The Supreme Court . The justices will hear eight hours of oral argument over five days, including in two of the highest-profile cases of the term so far, involving factfinding in the dispute over the decision to add a question about citizenship to the census and a challenge to the constitutionality of a cross on public land. The February sitting begins on February 19 with Department of Commerce v. U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the census case. The case has its ro...
Tags: New York, Featured, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, United States, Commerce, Celtic, Va, Department Of Justice, Ross, Gray, Gore, American Legion, Trump


2019 Rose Parade lineup: Your guide to every float, every band, in order

The 2019 Tournament of Roses Parade will feature a wonderful lineup of floats, marching bands, equestrian units and other entries, coming toPasadena from around the world. This year’s procession will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, with “The Melody of Life” as the theme. Here’s the complete lineup, in order of appearance. Note that the entries and lineup order are subject to change, even as late as the morning of the parade. PRE-PARADE VEHICLES & UNITS Sound Car Pace Car Rose Parade Opening S...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Texas, London, Congress, California, Kaiser Permanente, Uncategorized, Disney, Sacramento, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Senegal, Sport, Soccer


Symposium: Crosses and constitutional clarity

Lindsay See is the solicitor general of West Virginia, which led a group of 27 other states and the governor of Kentucky in a cert-stage amicus brief in support of the petitioners in The American Legion v. American Humanist Association. No case is ever a lock for Supreme Court review, but the odds were always in favor of the consolidated cases in The American Legion v. American Humanist Association and Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission v. American Humanist Association. The U.S...
Tags: Europe, New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Kentucky, West Virginia, United States, Hawaii, Normandy, Pearl Harbor, Lemon, American Legion, Arlington National Cemetery, Perry, Galloway


Symposium: Cross purposes — Why a Christian symbol can’t memorialize all war dead

Richard B. Katskee is Legal Director at Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Symbols have power. They communicate complex ideas, often more effectively and more forcefully than mere words. They are remembered for decades or even centuries. They speak to the heart, not just the head. And what is true for symbols generally is doubly so for religious ones: They convey at a glance millennia of shared history, collective aspirations and triumphs to those who hold them dear. To Christi...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Pope Francis, Jesus, Christian, Rhode Island, American Legion, U S Court of Appeals, Cross, Sandra Day O'Connor, O'Connor, Bladensburg, Roger Williams, 10th Circuit, Christian Cross


Symposium: Three establishment clause paths

Luke Goodrich is Vice President and Senior Counsel at The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which filed a cert-stage amicus brief in support of the petitioners in The American Legion v. American Humanist Association. The most interesting thing about the Maryland Peace Cross case won’t be who wins. (The Supreme Court will almost certainly uphold the cross.) The interesting part will be which path the court takes to get there. There are three main possibilities: the “Lemon test,” a historical app...
Tags: New York, Featured, Maryland, Supreme Court, Greece, Law, Court, Lemon, Great Britain, American Legion, Perry, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Galloway, Larkin, Watkins, Engel


The Relist Watch Before Christmas (UPDATED)

John Elwood previews 2018’s last relists. [Editor’s Note: This post was updated on Wednesday afternoon to include two additional relists, Newton v. Indiana and Mathena v. Malvo.] Here at Relist Watch, we have a long and distinguished tradition of doing lighthearted, holiday-themed posts to commemorate the last installment of the year. It’s a great way of getting into the spirit of wearing novelty clothing while making awkward small talk in overcrowded rooms. But this year, we’re inaugurating a n...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Kentucky, Virginia, Alabama, Fresno, Indiana, United States, New Jersey, Ohio, Atkins, Louisiana, Zappos


The Relist Watch Before Christmas

John Elwood previews 2018’s last relists. Here at Relist Watch, we have a long and distinguished tradition of doing lighthearted, holiday-themed posts to commemorate the last installment of the year. It’s a great way of getting into the spirit of wearing novelty clothing while making awkward small talk in overcrowded rooms. But this year, we’re inaugurating a new tradition inspired by my family’s recent holiday card practice: doing nothing. Nothing: It’s like a lump of coal, but carbon neutral. ...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Kentucky, Virginia, Fresno, United States, New Jersey, Ohio, Atkins, Zappos, Oklahoma, ANN, Robins


Symposium: The end of a walking dead doctrine?

Richard W. Garnett is Paul J. Schierl/Fort Howard Corporation Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame. About four and a half years ago, here at SCOTUSblog, commenting on the Supreme Court’s then-recent decision in Town of Greece v. Galloway, I noted that it had been a while since the justices “had shared with us their intuitions, impressions, aruspicies, and auguries – that is, what Justice Breyer calls their ‘legal judgment’ – in a clean-and-straightforward Establishment Clause case in...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Greece, Law, California, Montana, Columbus, Christ, Forest Service, Lemon, Steven Smith, American Legion, Antonin Scalia, Cohen, Homer Simpson, Perry


Symposium: Supreme Court at the crossroads of the establishment clause as it considers a cross

Marci A. Hamilton is Robert A. Fox Professor of Practice and Senior Resident Fellow of the Program for Research on Religion at the University of Pennsylvania. The Supreme Court’s grant of certiorari in The American Legion v. American Humanist Association (along with a companion case brought by the state involving the same facts) is troubling. There was no split in the circuits that required the Supreme Court’s attention and the rulings in both cases were eminently reasonable. In the American Leg...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Kentucky, United States, Aclu, Circuit, Department Of Justice, Smith, Christ, Hobby Lobby, Lemon, Mitchell, American Legion, Trump


Justices to consider constitutionality of cross-shaped war memorial on public land: In Plain English

Over the years, the Supreme Court has sometimes struggled to explain when and why religious symbols are permitted in the public sphere and when they are not. Sometime early in 2019, the justices will hear oral argument in a dispute over the constitutionality of a cross that sits on a traffic median in the suburbs outside Washington, D.C. The challengers say that the cross is an illegal government endorsement of Christianity, while its defenders counter that the cross is simply a secular war me...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Atlanta, Christian, Lemon, American Legion, Antonin Scalia, John Roberts, Arlington National Cemetery, Perry, Howe, U S Court of Appeals


Friday round-up

For The Economist, Steven Mazie reports after Wednesday’s oral argument in Timbs v. Indiana, in which the justices considered whether the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on excessive fines applies to the states, that “[t]he unusual left-right coalition of organisations urging the Supreme Court to side with Mr Timbs—Christian conservatives, libertarians, anti-poverty activists, the Chamber of Commerce—seems to have the support of an ideologically diverse array of justices.” At Reason’s Volokh Cons...
Tags: Usa, Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Federal Communications Commission, Donald Trump, Chamber of Commerce, DOE, Economist, American Legion, Round-up, U S Supreme Court, John Roberts, Steven Mazie


Thursday round-up

For this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court, Amy Howe covers yesterday’s oral argument in Timbs v. Indiana, in which the justices considered whether the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on excessive fines applies to the states. Robert Barnes reports for The Washington Post that the question “seemed to strike the Supreme Court … as something of a constitutional no-brainer,” and that the justices “seemed more than ready to rule for Tyson Timbs of Marion, Ind., who had his $42,0...
Tags: Apple, Usa, Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington Post, Court, Bloomberg, Indiana, Pepper, New York Times, Fca, Rover, Npr, Oklahoma


Thursday round-up

Briefly: The AP reports that “[t]wo journalists who helped cover the confirmation process of Brett Kavanaugh are working on a book about the newest Supreme Court justice.” At Law.com, Tony Mauro covers the recent uptick in law firm bonuses for Supreme Court clerks, reporting that “the prevailing hiring bonus for Supreme Court clerks is $400,000—up from $300,000 in 2015,” and that “[i]f the trend continues, the clerk bonus will soon approach twice the annual salary of the justices they work for....
Tags: Florida, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Indiana, Ap, United States, Liberty, American Legion, Round-up, Daniel, Reynolds, Stephen Breyer, Gunderson, American Humanist Association, Tony Mauro


Tuesday round-up

In a podcast at Howe on the Court, Amy Howe “look[s] back at some of the events of the week of November 5 at the Supreme Court, including the first opinion of the term, the formal investiture of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and the announcement that 85-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had broken three ribs in a fall at her office.” At Vox, Julia Belluz notes that Ginsburg has “lived through many personal and familial medical dramas — all of which she’s bounced back from.” At BBC News, Jessica Lu...
Tags: Florida, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Indiana, BBC News, Cnn, Vox, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Department, American Legion, Trump, Round-up, U S Supreme Court


Veterans Day: Why 100 years ago today matters to veterans

Of the two million U.S. troops sent to Europe during World War I, more than 100,000 died, and 200,000 were wounded. When the soldiers returned they had a new system for veterans benefits. The U.S. has given benefits to those who have served in the Armed Forces since the colonial days. But as the nation amassed 2 million troops to send to Europe in 1917, Congress established a new system of veterans benefits. The plans for World War I veterans included programs for disability compensation, insura...
Tags: Europe, New York, News, Congress, France, California News, Events, Infographic, Department Of Defense, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Flanders, Va, Belgium, Lincoln


The Ugly Origins of Veteran's Day

Smile for the camera and pull yourself up by your own bootstraps.  Veterans Day started off as “Armistice Day” in 1919, to celebrate the anniversary of the end of World War I.Instead of giving World War I veterans the long term financial and medical help they needed, we gave them a "Day" of cold comfort.What was going?  The short story is that America was still reeling from the tremendous cost of providing US Civil War benefits to veterans of that war, which had occurred some 53 years ear...
Tags: France, Pets, US, America, American Legion, Ridgway, PBurns, James Ridgway


Wednesday round-up

This morning the Supreme Court will wrap up its November session with two oral arguments. The first case today is Republic of Sudan v. Harrison, which involves service of process on foreign governments under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. Amy Howe had this blog’s preview, which first appeared at Howe on the Court. Kathryn Adamson and Sarah Evans have a preview at Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. This morning’s second case is Culbertson v. Berryhill, which asks whether a s...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Kentucky, Virginia, Alaska, Social Security, Sudan, Warren, Smith, Frost, Sturgeon, Cornell, National Park Service, American Legion, Round-up


Relist Watch

John Elwood reviews Monday’s relists. We at Relist Watch tend to prefer the obscure to the obvious – we like the shadow docket shadowy. So we are not going to start this week’s edition talking about such subjects as the three new cases the Supreme Court agreed to review from among last week’s relists. No, we are laser-focused on the truly important stories of the day. Our lead story this week is that Justice Sonia Sotomayor managed to get out an opinion respecting denial in Townes v. Alabama by ...
Tags: Featured, Fcc, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Congress, California, Planned Parenthood, Virginia, Alabama, United States, Federal Communications Commission, Va, Kansas, Miami


‘What They Had’ Director Elizabeth Chomko on Her Star-Studded Debut and Making a True Chicago Movie [Interview]

During the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, I had the opportunity to interview What They Had writer-director Elizabeth Chomko.   This is the feature directorial debut for Chomko, who returned to her hometown of Chicago to film it with an all-star cast featuring Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Robert Forster, Blythe Danner, and Taissa Farmiga. What They Had starts as Bridget (Swank) returns home to Chicago so that both she and her brother (Shannon) can take care of their mother, Ruth...
Tags: England, New York, Movies, Drama, Shedd Aquarium, Interviews, La, Toronto, Features, Chicago, Belgium, Illinois, Michael Shannon, Frank Lloyd Wright, American Legion, Robert


Relist Watch

John Elwood (barely) reviews Monday’s likely relists. I’m preparing for an argument, so this week’s update will be brief. There’s been a lot of movement on last week’s relists. On Friday, the Supreme Court granted review in the twice-relisted Manhattan Community Access Corporation v. Halleck , 17-1702, which asks whether the private operator of a public access TV channel is a “state actor” for constitutional purposes. And on Monday, Justice Sonia Sotomayor (joined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, Virginia, United States, Federal Communications Commission, Va, Kansas, Miami, Ohio, Atkins, Oklahoma, ANN, Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Today’s orders: No new grants, one CVSG

There was intense interest in today’s oral arguments, scheduled for 10 a.m., because newly confirmed Justice Brett Kavanaugh would take the bench for the first time. But before that, the justices issued orders from last week’s private conference. They did not add any new cases to their docket, and they did not act at all on several high-profile petitions for review – potentially pushing those off until a future conference, at which all nine justices can vote. The justices announced today that th...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Colorado, Washington, Arizona, American Legion, Sonia Sotomayor, Lowe, Arlington National Cemetery, Howe, U S Court of Appeals, Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Anthony Kennedy


Relist Watch

John Elwood reviews the cases the Supreme Court relisted after the long conference. I don’t find much to be amused about recently, so let’s just do this. The Supreme Court relisted 17 cases after the long conference held on September 24. That’s a big increase in raw numbers from last term, but the numbers are inflated because there are a few groups of cases presenting the same issues.  This week’s cases include: A follow-on to last term’s First Amendment challenge to mandatory union dues, Janus...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, Planned Parenthood, Washington, United States, Kansas, Miami, Oklahoma, Johnson, Smith, ANN, Wood, Lemon