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With Democrats in control, Supreme Court reform proposals reclaim center stage

In the immediate aftermath of the nomination of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court last October, then-presidential candidate Joe Biden promised, if elected, to create a bipartisan commission to study court reform proposals. The announcement was a nod to Democratic voters angered by... The post With Democrats in control, Supreme Court reform proposals reclaim center stage appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Joe Biden, What's Happening Now, Amy Coney Barrett


Trump wanted the Justice Department to sue individual states to overturn their election results, but top officials refused, WSJ report says

President Donald Trump. Getty Trump wanted the Justice Department to sue states directly in the Supreme Court to overturn the election results. DOJ officials refused, prompting Trump to plot to replace the acting attorney general with a loyalist. That effort was foiled by DOJ leaders when some threatened to resign if Jeffrey Rosen was removed. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump wanted the Department of Justice to file lawsuits in the Supreme Court ag...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Supreme Court, Trends, Georgia, United States, Department Of Justice, Biden, Donald Trump, Doj, Wall Street Journal, Justice Department, Journal, WSJ, Trump, Election 2020


Relist Watch

John Elwood reviews Tuesday’s relists Not much is happening in D.C. right , so what can the Supreme Court do to give us a break from the tedium of endless ? How about keeping all of last week’s 10 new relists around another week — and adding 10 more new relists! The court won’t be meeting in conference for four weeks after this Friday. But with so many relists primed to grant, the court may make substantial inroads on filling its fall argument calendar on the next order list. Seven of this wee...
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Biden enters the White House for the first time since being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States

President Joe Biden delivers his inaugural address. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn in just before noon Wednesday. Security was tight after the January 6 riot by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump. Follow Insider's coverage of key moments and highlights of the historic day. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former President Donald Trump officially departed Washington, DC, on Wednesday morning and his succes...
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Biden enters White House for first time since being sworn in as 46th US president

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden on the steps of the US Capitol after he was sworn in as the 46th US president. DAVID TULIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn in just before noon Wednesday. Security was tight after the January 6 riot by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump. Follow Insider's coverage of key moments and highlights of the historic day. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former Presid...
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After being sworn in, Biden pledges to 'be a president for all Americans'

President Joe Biden delivers his inaugural address. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn in just before noon Wednesday. Security was tight after the January 6 riot by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump. Follow Insider's coverage of key moments and highlights of the historic day. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former President Donald Trump officially departed Washington, DC, on Wednesday morning and his succes...
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Argument analysis: Justices divided in procedural battle between Baltimore, oil companies in climate fight

Kannon Shanmugam argues for BP and other fossil fuel companies (Art Lien) In a speech at Harvard Law School in 2015, Justice Elena Kagan told the audience that “we’re all textualists now” – that is, that any effort to interpret a statute begins (and often ends) with the language of the statute. That principle may ultimately prove dispositive in BP v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, in which the justices heard oral argument on Tuesday regarding a procedural aspect of a major climate-change...
Tags: Featured, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Exxon Mobil, United States, Bp, Baltimore, Chevron, Lucas, Harvard Law School, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Roberts, Howe


Opinion analysis: A narrow win for creditors

On Thursday, the Supreme Court’s opinion in City of Chicago v. Fulton clarified that creditors do not violate the Bankruptcy Code’s automatic stay if they passively retain a debtor’s property after the debtor files for bankruptcy protection. The automatic stay is the provision of the Bankruptcy Code that halts all collection activity to allow the bankruptcy proceeding to unfold without creating a race among creditors. The city of Chicago, like many municipalities, impounds cars for nonpayment of...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Chicago, Sonia Sotomayor, Fulton, Peake, Alito, Shannon, Sotomayor, City of Chicago, Samuel Alito, Merits Cases, Amy Coney Barrett, Timothy Shannon


Trump’s Final Day In Office Marked By Nine Lawsuits From California AG

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra sued the Trump administration nine times on Tuesday, a fitting send-off from a state known for its frequent feuds with the president over the environment and health care. Becerra — who is President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — has taken the Trump administration to court 122 times in four years, his office said. The latest actions were part of an attempt to block a fl...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Obama, California, White House, California News, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, House, New York Times, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsom


Argument analysis: Justices sympathetic to FCC in media ownership dispute

The Supreme Court heard oral argument on Tuesday morning in a dispute arising from the Federal Communications Commission’s attempts to deregulate local media ownership. After nearly an hour and a half of debate, the justices seemed inclined to uphold the FCC’s efforts – even if not on the ground that big broadcasters would prefer. FCC v. Prometheus Radio Project and National Association of Broadcasters v. Prometheus Radio Project, which the court consolidated for oral argument, center on the FCC...
Tags: Featured, Fcc, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Federal Communications Commission, Sonia Sotomayor, Stewart, John Roberts, Roberts, Walker, Howe, Deutsch, Barrett, U S Court of Appeals, Sotomayor


A close-up photo of meeting notes carried by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell appears to include drastic national security moves in his meeting with Trump

Gerald Herbert/ AP A Washington Post photographer caught a glimpse of President Donald Trump and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's meeting notes on Friday, where they appeared to discuss explosive national security moves. One line reads, "Move Kash Patel to CIA acting," previewing more personnel changes Trump could push. Another reads,"… foreign interference in the election trigger [illegible] powers. Make clear this is China/Iran." Lindell has offered a renewed solidarity to Trump, doling out ...
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Amy Coney Barrett Set To Hear Case Against Shell, Her Dad’s Employer For 29 Years

The Supreme Court justice has not recused herself from a climate case against Big Oil, despite her family ties.
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Parler turned over identifying information to the FBI after a user threatened to kill Trump and Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett

This illustration picture shows social media application logo from Parler displayed on a smartphone with its website in the background. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images Parler is a social media platform that describes itself as a "free speech social network." According to a criminal complaint, Parler cooperated with the FBI and turned over the phone number, email address, IP address, and email of a user who made death threats against President Donald Trump and Supreme Court Justice Am...
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Thursday round-up

The court is expected to release one or more opinions in argued cases on Thursday morning. For a list of all argued cases for the current term, click here. Here’s a round-up of Supreme Court-related news and commentary from around the web: The Supreme Court After Trump (Linda Greenhouse, The New York Times) This Dog Won’t Hunt: Texas’s Wrong-headed Argument against Clergy for the Condemned (Eric Rassbach & Chris Pagliarella, National Review) Abortion drug ruling highlights Trump’s wins on the...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Trump, Round-up, Ian Millhiser, Josh Gerstein, Joan Biskupic, Amy Coney Barrett


Justices are “in the process” of getting COVID vaccines; some have received both doses

Some Supreme Court justices, including Chief Justice John Roberts, have received both doses of the coronavirus vaccine, and the court says plans are in place for all nine justices to become fully vaccinated. Kathy Arberg, a spokesperson for the court, declined to say how many justices (or which ones) have not yet received both doses. She confirmed, however, that Roberts is among a group of “some” justices who have been given both doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, which requires two shots adm...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Senate, Joe Biden, Cnn, House, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Donald Trump, John Roberts, Capitol, Roberts, Barrett


Blockbuster Watch

John Elwood reviews Monday’s relists How does the Supreme Court possibly top the excitement of last Friday’s fourteen new grants — including grants in a few important First Amendment cases? With 10 new relists, including some cases that could be blockbusters if the court decides to take them. Perhaps the most blockbustery of them all is Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, 19-1392, a case that was originally on track for the court’s Sept. 29 conference, but which has been repeatedly del...
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The Capitol insurrection seems to have caused a superspreader event among lawmakers. Some Republicans refused to mask up.

Members of Congress evacuate the House chamber as protesters attempt to enter during a joint session of Congress on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Three members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 following the Capitol insurrection. When the mob invaded the building, lawmakers — some of them maskless — had to shelter together in a secure location for hours. Some representatives now consider that lockdown a superspreader event, an instance in which an inf...
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Argument analysis: Justices weigh mootness after change in government policy in cases seeking nominal damages

The Supreme Court heard oral argument on Tuesday in the case of a Georgia student who was stopped from handing out religious literature and speaking about his faith on the campus of his public college. The student, Chike Uzuegbunam, argued that the college’s policies violated the First Amendment, but shortly after the lawsuit was filed the college changed its policies to allow students to generally speak anywhere on campus without a permit. The question before the court on Tuesday in Uzuegbunam ...
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Argument analysis: A complex question of immigration bond

The Supreme Court heard argument on Monday by telephone in Pham v. Guzman Chavez, which raises a complex question about bond for migrants in removal proceedings. The justices asked hard questions of both sides. Paul Hughes, counsel for respondents, phones in to argue with a view of Union Station in the background (Art Lien) The case involves migrants with “reinstated” removal orders, meaning they were previously deported, subsequently returned to the U.S., and now have pending claims for the “...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, United States, Davis, Department Of Homeland Security, John Roberts, Hughes, Alito, Barrett, Stephen Breyer, Breyer, Elena Kagan, Kagan, Samuel Alito


Justices issue more orders from Friday’s conference, decline to fast-track election-related cases

The Supreme Court on Monday morning issued more orders from the justices’ private conference last week. After adding 14 new cases to their docket for the term on Friday afternoon, the justices were not expected to grant review in additional cases on Monday – and they did not. Monday’s order list was nonetheless noteworthy because the justices turned down a group of requests to expedite the consideration of petitions for review in cases seeking to undo the results of the 2020 presidential electio...
Tags: Featured, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, United States, Boston Marathon, Wisconsin, Nevada, Biden, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Pittsburgh


Former Attorney General Bill Barr said Trump 'orchestrating a mob' to storm the Capitol was a 'betrayal of his office'

Attorney General William Barr arrives in the Rose Garden before President Donald Trump introduces 7th U.S. Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett, 48, as his nominee to the court at the White House September 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Former Attorney General Bill Barr said Thursday that President Trump inciting a violent insurrection on Capitol Hill on Wednesday was a "betrayal of his office and supporters."  "Orchestrating a mob to pressure Congress is inexcu...
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Looking back and looking ahead during a transitional term for the court

The Supreme Court changed dramatically last year, and more changes could be in store in 2021. SCOTUSblog publisher Tom Goldstein joins SCOTUStalk host Amy Howe to talk about what happened in 2020 and what’s next for the court. They discuss Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s early impact, the benefits and drawbacks of remote oral arguments, and how the court has handled President Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the election. They also look ahead to what a Biden administration could do on day one to ...
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Trump and Republican officials have won zero out of at least 42 lawsuits they've filed since Election Day

President Donald Trump. Win McNamee/Getty Images President Donald Trump's campaign and Republican officials have filed dozens of lawsuits since Election Day in an effort to contest the results of the 2020 election. The campaign filed lawsuits and motions to intervene in cases in swing states Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. They've notched zero victories, 38 cases where they've withdrawn or lost, and have four cases pending. Scroll down for a list of lawsuit...
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NARAL President Ilyse Hogue says the organization is 'certainly preparing' for the end of Roe v. Wade

NARAL president Ilyse Hogue speaks at a protest against the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on October 22, 2020. Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Care In Action NARAL Pro-Choice America president Ilyse Hogue said in a recent Daily Beast podcast interview the organization is working to protect women's reproductive rights with a deeply conservative Supreme Court in place. In a discussion with editor-at-large Molly Jong-Fast, Hogue discussed Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Mexico City, Reproductive Rights, Reproductive Health, Biden, Roe V Wade, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Kamala Harris, Trump


GOP Sen. Ben Sasse calls out Republicans who plan to challenge the election results on January 6, calling them 'institutional arsonist members of Congress'

Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb) speaks during the Senate Judiciary Committee on the fourth day of hearings on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, on October 15, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. KEVIN DIETSCH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images GOP Sen. Ben Sasse in a Facebook post on Wednesday excoriated his colleagues who are planning to delay the certification of President-elect Joe Biden's 2020 victory. "If you make big claims, you had better have the evidence. But the president doesn't an...
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Reflecting back on our dystopian year

As we head into a new year, we would like to cast off the old one by recounting some of its most significant stories. Despite 2020’s awfulness, it was certainly historically unforgettable from start to finish. The sad plight of the koalas. The New Year started with Australian bushfires that consumed 45 million acres and obliterated the habitat for koalas. The fires left a horrific trail of wreckage on human beings and every manner of wildlife, but the sad plight of the inexpressibly cute koala s...
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The Future Of The Second Amendment All Comes Down To Georgia

The Future Of The Second Amendment All Comes Down To Georgia Georgia – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Second Amendment will be around in some form or another in the future. But what form will it exist in? Will it be a right that we are able to exercise in a manner close to what the Founders intended? Will it be something that is there, but regulated to be, for all intents and purposes, non-existent? What happens in the Georgia runoffs could decide that future. You’re probably sick of hearing calls to r...
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2020’s top stories: Southern California takes repeated hits, finds some hope

Heartbreaking news shattered a quiet Sunday morning, and the world began to realize that 2020 would be a year that no one, no matter how hard they tried, could forget. On Jan. 26, Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were among the eight passengers (with pilot Ara Zobayan) killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, along with Payton Chester, Sarah Chester, Christina Mauser and John, Keri and Alyssa Altobelli. Spontaneous memorials broke out all over Southern California. Fans gathere...
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GOP Sen. Josh Hawley's challenge to the election results will force a meaningless vote that's all about putting himself in the spotlight

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Missouri). Erin Schaff/Pool via REUTERS GOP Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri, a staunch ally of President Donald Trump, on Wednesday announced he will object when Congress meets to certify the Electoral College vote on January 6. The move will amount to a short delay in the certification of President-elect Joe Biden's 2020 victory, but will not result in the results being overturned in any state. "I cannot vote to certify the electoral college results on January 6 without r...
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Mitch McConnell's best hope for GOP wins in the Georgia runoff elections is the Senate passing the $2,000 stimulus checks

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the Capitol on December 11. Photo by Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images The House of Representatives voted on Monday to increase stimulus checks to $2,000 from $600. This vote, President Donald Trump's continued call for larger checks, and the Senate runoff elections in Georgia next week put Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in a bind. GOP wins in Georgia may depend on whether the $2,000 stimulus checks make it through the Senate. Visit Business In...
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