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Supreme Court has an opportunity to clarify extent of Second Amendment

The opening brief has now been filed in what could be a landmark Supreme Court decision on Second Amendment rights. The justices will hear the case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Corlett during their October 2021 term. The question to be decided is whether New York’s denial of applications for concealed-carry licenses for self-defense violated the Second Amendment. Thirteen years after the Supreme Court established, in District of Columbia v. Heller, that the Second Amendme...
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, Jerry Brown, District Of Columbia, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Black, Clarence Thomas, Heller, Corlett, Amy Coney Barrett, Brandon Koch


Nearly 230 Republican lawmakers, including McConnell and McCarthy, urge the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade and 'release its vise grip on abortion politics'

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Trump is still "liable" for his conduct in office. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Nearly 230 Republican members of Congress called on the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. Lawyers representing the lawmakers said the Court should "release its vise grip on abortion politics." In its next term, the Supreme Court will review a Mississippi ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. See more stories on Insider's business page. Nearly 230 Republi...
Tags: Utah, Politics, Texas, News, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Scotus, Republicans, Congress, Senate, Court, Trends, Gop, House, Ted Cruz, Abortion


The morning read for Thursday, July 29

Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. To suggest a piece for us to consider, email us at [email protected] Here’s the Thursday morning read: Maine church asks Supreme Court to block state from enforcing Covid restrictions due to Delta (Ariane de Vogue, CNN) Roe v. Wade Is Now in the Hands of the Three Trump Justice (David Cohen & Dahlia Lithwick, Slate) It Sure Looks Like Roe’s Foes Noticed That Amy Con...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Maine, Round-up, Adam Feldman, Roe, Amy Coney Barrett, Delta Ariane de Vogue CNN Roe, David Cohen Dahlia Lithwick, Supreme Court Matt Ford, Supreme Court Sarah Isgur Politico


The court after COVID: A recipe for oral argument reform

The Supreme Court has not yet announced whether it will return to normal operations when the 2021-22 term begins in October. This article is the first entry in a symposium about how the coronavirus pandemic changed the court — and which of those changes are worth keeping. Steven V. Mazie covers the Supreme Court for The Economist and is professor of political studies at Bard High School Early College in Manhattan. His most recent book is “American Justice 2015: The Dramatic Tenth Term of the Ro...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Obamacare, California, Joe Biden, Manhattan, Economist, Sonia Sotomayor, Lyle Denniston, John Roberts, Capitol, Roberts, Roberts Court, Denniston


Brave new court: Melissa Murray on the new conservative majority

Melissa Murray refused to recant her view: The newly minted conservative court is poised to effect great change in the country. Murray, a professor of law at New York University and co-host of the podcast Strict Scrutiny, co-authored an article last September predicting that the transition on the Supreme Court from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Justice Amy Coney Barrett would spell “seismic consequences.” In conversation on Thursday with John Barrett, a professor of law at St. John’s Universit...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Philadelphia, Smith, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Gore, Murray, New York University, Robert, Bush, John Roberts, Ginsburg, Barrett, Tandon


Mississippi asks Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade

By Lawrence Hurley | Reuters WASHINGTON – The state of Mississippi on Thursday urged the U.S. Supreme Court in a major case set to be argued in its next term to overturn the landmark 1973 ruling that recognized that women have a constitutional right to obtain an abortion. Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch, a Republican, said in papers filed with the court that the Roe v. Wade ruling and a subsequent 1992 decision that affirmed it were both “egregiously wrong” and that state legislatures sh...
Tags: Texas, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Washington, Sport, Soccer, New Orleans, Louisiana, Republican, Roe V Wade, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Center For Reproductive Rights, Nancy Northup, Reuters, U S Supreme Court


Opinion: Clarence Thomas is the new Chief Justice

In the waning days of Donald Trump's presidency, Amy Coney Barrett won confirmation to the Supreme Court and Clarence Thomas received an equally consequential promotion -- to Chief Justice of the United States.
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Clarence Thomas is new Chief Justice

In the waning days of Donald Trump's presidency, Amy Coney Barrett won confirmation to the Supreme Court and Clarence Thomas received an equally consequential promotion -- to Chief Justice of the United States.
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Opinion: It's Clarence Thomas' court now

In the waning days of Donald Trump's presidency, Amy Coney Barrett won confirmation to the Supreme Court and Clarence Thomas received an equally consequential promotion -- to Chief Justice of the United States.
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Clarence Thomas Is the new Chief Justice

In the waning days of Donald Trump's presidency, Amy Coney Barrett won confirmation to the Supreme Court and Clarence Thomas received an equally consequential promotion -- to Chief Justice of the United States.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Stories, Donald Trump, Clarence Thomas, Amy Coney Barrett


The Secret Service agents on Trump's infamous Walter Reed limo ride had all previously contracted COVID-19, book says

President Donald Trump waves to supporters as he briefly rides by in the presidential motorcade in front of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he is being treated for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Bethesda, Maryland, U.S. October 4, 2020. Cheriss May/Reuters All the Secret Service agents who went with Trump to Walter Reed previously had COVID, book says. Trump was hospitalized for COVID-19 in early October, and went on a limo ride as a show of force. Trump was deeply...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Washington Post, White House, Trends, Secret Service, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Walter Reed, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Bender, Bethesda Maryland, Mark Meadows, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Michael Bender


The morning read for Tuesday, July 13

Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. To suggest a piece for us to consider, email us at [email protected] Here’s the Tuesday morning read: The real measure of Justice Amy Coney Barrett will come in the next year (Jon Ward, Yahoo! News) Amy Coney Barrett Is Following in John Roberts’ Footsteps (Dahlia Lithwick & Mark Joseph Stern, Slate) Supreme Court’s voting rights ruling casts shadow on future legal ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Cbs News, Round-up, John Roberts, Amy Coney Barrett, Melissa Quinn, Jon Ward Yahoo News Amy Coney Barrett


Cautious SCOTUS hedges on controversial topics

As it ended its term last month, the Supreme Court postponed a decision on whether it would hear a case challenging the use of race in college admissions. The premise for the delay was to request President Joe Biden’s Justice Department to submit its views on whether the court should take the case. Actually, the reason for delay was the court’s desire to keep the number of Supreme Court justices at 9. The court often decides whether to take a case or not without seeking advice from the Justice D...
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'I saved his life': Trump criticized Brett Kavanaugh after the Supreme Court threw out an election-fraud lawsuit, book says

President Donald Trump, right, smiles as he stands with Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, left, before a ceremonial swearing in the East Room of the White House on Oct. 8, 2018. Susan Walsh/AP Photo Trump slammed Kavanaugh after the Supreme Court dismissed an election-fraud lawsuit last year. "Where would he be without me?" Trump said, per a new book. "I saved his life." Trump's reaction was detailed in a book by journalist Michael Wolff. See more stories on Insider's business...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Senate, White House, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Michael Wolff, Donald Trump, Trump, Ken Paxton, Wolff, Kavanaugh


Tom Goldstein reviews a transitional Supreme Court term

SCOTUSblog founders Amy Howe and Tom Goldstein look back on the 2020-21 term. The pair examine how Justice Amy Coney Barrett is settling in and review some of the term’s most noteworthy decisions, particularly on the First Amendment. Plus, a few predictions for next term, including on Justice Stephen Breyer’s possible retirement. Listen now on Acast.   The post Tom Goldstein reviews a transitional Supreme Court term appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Stephen Breyer, Amy Howe, Tom Goldstein, Amy Coney Barrett, SCOTUStalk


Morning Docket: 07.07.21

*New legislation lets gun violence victims sue reckless gun sellers and manufacturers. [WSJ] *Mind your things and cross your letters. Fed Circuit takes IP lawyers to task for potentially vague patent. [Reuters] *Will innovative seats in C suites bring more C notes? At least 3 top 100 firms think so. [Law.com] *Elon Musk is his cousin's keeper. Unfortunately, it could cost him. [Business Insider] *Amy Coney Barrett's decisions haven't been as right leaning as they could have been. That's goo...
Tags: Elon Musk, Law, Reuters, Fed Circuit, Morning Docket, Guns / Firearms, Amy Coney Barrett, Big Law


In Barrett’s first term, conservative majority is dominant but divided

At the conclusion of Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s first term, the Supreme Court’s six-justice conservative majority is grappling with its newfound control. A split developing among its members is complicating the conservative revolution some predicted after Barrett’s confirmation last October. But with no anticipation of a Republican-appointed justice retiring anytime soon, and a blockbuster docket next term featuring clashes over abortion and gun rights, the contours of the court’s rightward sh...
Tags: New York, Featured, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, California, Joe Biden, Harvard, Philadelphia, Smith, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Thomas, Democratic, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Roberts


Court releases names of law clerks for 2021-22 term

As the justices ended their business for the 2020-21 term and began their summer recess on Friday, the court announced the names of the law clerks slated to work for each justice next term. Here are the clerks for the 2021-22 term, which will begin in October. Chief Justice John Roberts: Samuel Adkission Christina Gay Maxwell Gottschall Dennis Howe Justice Clarence Thomas: Christopher Goodnow Steven Lindsay Michael Proctor Jose Valle Justice Stephen Breyer: Elizabeth Deutsch Erika Hoglun...
Tags: Law, Kennedy, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, What's Happening Now, Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrett, Elizabeth Nielson


Justices add one religious-rights case to docket but turn down another

Just before departing for their summer recess, the justices on Friday added 10 new cases to their docket for next term, including a high-profile dispute involving public funding for private schools that provide religious instruction. The busy order list was in some ways was a microcosm of the 2020-21 term as a whole. Although the decision to hear the school-funding case suggested that the court as a whole will continue to move to the right, the justices turned down another request to weigh in o...
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Analysis-Barrett Finds Own Voice at Center of Conservative U.S. Supreme Court

By Lawrence Hurley and Andrew ChungWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Justice Amy Coney Barrett blazed her own path during her rookie term on the U.S. Supreme...
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Justices uphold a narrow version of patent assignor estoppel

The Supreme Court on Tuesday narrowed the doctrine of patent assignor estoppel, which prohibits an inventor from assigning a patent to someone and then later contending in litigation that the patent is invalid. By a vote of 5-4, the court rejected calls to completely abandon the doctrine. But the court also rejected lower courts’ broad applications of the doctrine. The court instead clarified that assignor estoppel applies only when “the assignor’s claim of invalidity contradicts explicit or im...
Tags: England, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Alito, Westinghouse, Barrett, Minerva, Kagan, Samuel Alito, Hologic Inc, Hologic, Merits Cases, Mark Lemley, Elana Kagan, Neil Gorsuch


Is sovereign immunity out of gas in pipeline condemnation case?

The Supreme Court held 5-4 in PennEast Pipeline Co. v. New Jersey that sovereign immunity does not shield New Jersey from condemnation proceedings instituted by a private company in federal court to obtain properties for a pipeline. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the majority opinion, joined by Justices Stephen Breyer, Samuel Alito, Sonia Sotomayor and Brett Kavanaugh. Justice Amy Coney Barrett dissented and was joined by Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan and Neil Gorsuch. Gorsuch also se...
Tags: Florida, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Court, Pennsylvania, United States, New Jersey, States, John Roberts, Roberts, FERC, Barrett, U S Court of Appeals, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


Divided court leaves eviction ban in place

The Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a request by a group of Alabama real estate agents to block a federal moratorium on evictions that was imposed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Justice Brett Kavanaugh provided the key vote to leave the moratorium in place, joining Chief Justice John Roberts and the court’s three liberal justices. Kavanaugh wrote that, although he agrees with the real estate agents that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention exceeded its authority when it issued the ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Cdc, Alabama, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, John Roberts, Howe, Friedrich, Elena Kagan, Kavanaugh, Department of the Treasury, Brett Kavanaugh, Elizabeth Prelogar, Amy Coney Barrett, Dabney Friedrich


Justices uphold but narrow patent assignor estoppel

The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued its opinion in Minerva Surgical Inc. v. Hologic Inc. The case sought to abolish the doctrine of patent assignor estoppel, which prohibits an inventor from challenging the validity of the patent on the inventor’s own invention. The court ruled 5-4 to uphold but narrow the doctrine. Justice Elena Kagan wrote the opinion for the court. Justice Samuel Alito filed a dissenting opinion. Justice Amy Coney Barrett also filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Cl...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Alito, Barrett, Minerva, Elena Kagan, Kagan, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Hologic Inc, U S Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Hologic, Merits Cases, Neil Gorsuch


Justices argue over text (and ceviche) in ruling that Alaska Native corporations are “Indian tribes”

The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that Alaska Native corporations constitute “Indian tribes” under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, making them eligible for $500 million in federal coronavirus relief. Though the court focused almost exclusively on the statutory text, the decision will likely have broader implications for Alaska Natives. The case, Yellen v. Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, centered on the 2020 CARES Act, which set aside $8 billion in ...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, United States, Alaska, Yellen, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Treasury Department, Mark Bittman, Native, Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Samuel Alito, Alaska Native, Gorsuch


In dispute over renewable fuels, justices unravel “extensions” of “exemptions”

When Congress says that a firm can apply for an “extension” of an exemption, is a firm that has allowed its exemption to lapse eligible to apply for the “extension?” That is the question that divided the Supreme Court justices Friday in HollyFrontier Cheyenne Refining v. Renewable Fuels Association. Six justices said yes, while three justices said no. The context in which the question arose was the Renewable Fuels Program that Congress established in 2005. The program is intended to increase th...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Court, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Department Of Energy, RFA, Chevron, Sonia Sotomayor, Barrett, U S Court of Appeals, Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan


Oil refineries win battle over renewable-fuel exemptions

The Supreme Court ruled Friday in favor of oil refineries seeking exemptions from a federal program that requires renewable fuels to be blended into gasoline and diesel. Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote the opinion in Hollyfrontier Cheyenne Refining v. Renewable Fuels Association. The case involved the Renewable Fuel Program, which Congress created in 2005 and expanded to its current form in 2007. Congress gave small refineries a temporary exemption from the program’s requirement to use increasing am...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Environmental Protection Agency, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Renewable Fuels Association, Elena Kagan, Gorsuch, HollyFrontier, Merits Cases, Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrett, Renewable Fuel Program


Justices side with Alaska Native corporations in dispute over COVID aid

Alaska Native corporations are eligible for about $500 million in COVID-19 relief money that Congress earmarked for Native American tribes, the Supreme Court ruled Friday. Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote the opinion in Yellen v. Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation. The case required the court to decide whether Alaska Native corporations are “Indian tribes” for the purpose of the 2020 CARES Act. Those corporations are Native-owned companies that Congress created in 1971 to resolve land...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, United States, Alaska, Treasury, Yellen, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, ANC, Treasury Department, Native, Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Bureau of Indian Affairs


Justices craft their own remedy for violation of Constitution’s appointments clause

On Monday, the justices ruled 5-4 that the “unreviewable authority” of administrative patent judges meant those APJs were appointed in violation of the Constitution’s appointments clause. The justices then ruled 7-2 that the remedy was one of the court’s own making — that the director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office now has the discretion to review those APJ decisions. Both rulings occurred in United States v. Arthrex, Inc. A decade ago, Congress enacted a patent-reform bill, the Leah...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Senate, Court, United States, AIA, Presidential, Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Roberts, PTO, Barrett, Edmond, U S Patent and Trademark Office


Goldman’s Laziness Deprives Supreme Court Of Opportunity To Further Throttle Class Actions

If you’d just make an argument, guys, Amy Coney Barrett would give you everything you asked for and more.
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