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Marriage Equality and the Sex Discrimination Argument for LGBTQ+ Rights: The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

For the Balkinization symposium on William N. Eskridge, Jr., and Christopher Riano, Marriage Equality: From Outlaws to In-Laws (Yale University Press, 2020). William N. Eskridge Jr. & Christopher R. Riano   We are honored by the attention paid to our book, Marriage Equality: From Outlaws to In-Laws (Yale Press 2020). Jack Balkin has assembled a diverse array of learned and brilliant commentators who have approached the book from different angles:  they situate the tome in the context of ev...
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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


United States: SCOTUS Issues Opinion On Possession Of Property After A Bankruptcy Petition Filing - Armstrong Teasdale LLP

On Jan. 14, 2021, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion (City of Chicago, Illinois v. Fulton et al.) that mere possession of estate property after a bankruptcy petition filing "does not...
Tags: News, United States, Fulton, United States Supreme Court, Armstrong Teasdale LLP, City of Chicago Illinois


Live blog of opinions (completed)

We live blogged on Thursday, Jan. 14, as the court released its opinion in Chicago v. Fulton. For answers to common questions regarding opinion announcements, read our FAQs. Our live blog is sponsored by Casetext: making litigation more efficient with A.I. and machine learning technology. The post Live blog of opinions (completed) appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Featured, Law, Chicago, Live, Casetext, Fulton


AUDIO TRANSCRIPT: Trump pressures Georgia secretary of state to 'find' votes to overturn Biden's statewide win

President Donald Trump. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images In an hour-long phone recording released by The Washington Post, President Donald Trump on January 2 repeatedly pressured Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to "find" additional votes to secure a win in the state's presidential contest. In the November general election, President-elect Joe Biden won Georgia by nearly 13,000 votes out of roughly 5 million votes cast.The call includes Trump; Raffensperger; White House Chief of ...
Tags: Politics, Voting, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Germany, US, Alabama, America, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Fbi, Pennsylvania, WSP


How a veteran sketch artist offers a peek into oral arguments in the work-from-home era

Few people get the chance to watch an oral argument at the Supreme Court. Art Lien is one of them. As an artist who has been sketching the court for more than four decades, Lien has attended – and studied – hundreds of arguments. In a courtroom devoid of cameras, Lien uses little more than a pencil and paper (and afterward, a bit of watercolor) to capture the court’s work for everyone to see. At least he used to. As with everything in 2020, that has changed. The world closed in to keep the vir...
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Judge Blocks Conservative Group’s Residency Challenges To 4,000 Georgia Voters

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge ordered local election officials in Georgia to allow voting by more than 4,000 people whose eligibility was being challenged ahead of next week’s runoff elections for the U.S. Senate. U.S. District Judge Leslie Abrams Gardner blocked election boards in Ben Hill County and Muscogee County, which includes Columbus, from forcing large numbers of voters to prove their residency before casting ballots in the runoffs. The judge ruled that denying so many voters acc...
Tags: Texas, News, Senate, Atlanta, Georgia, Columbus, U S Senate, Fulton, U S Postal Service, Ga AP, Raphael Warnock, Gardner, Cobb, John Light, Ben Hill, Muscogee County


A new tenant for Fulton Market: a gym, made out of shipping containers

Nearly a year into a pandemic that has reshaped the way Americans exercise, a Chicago startup is offering a new place to sweat: shipping containers. The company, Bold, plans to open 320-square-foot gym pods throughout Chicago starting in January.
Tags: Chicago, Fulton, Bold


the post of orphaned notes

Like many writers, especially those of us who grew up before the digital age, I keep a notebook. I use it to capture ideas, capture thoughts about I'm reading, take notes on experiences, and take notes on various activist or community meetings I attend. I've learned that I have to make notes while I'm thinking of something, because I am unlikely to remember the thought at another time, out of context. Before the digital age, I carried a small spiral memo pad with me almost all the time. These da...
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The Fulton v. City of Philadelphia Oral Argument: Interracial Marriage as a Constitutional Lodestar— or Third Rail?—in Reasoning about Religiously-Motivated Discrimination

 I agree with Professor Kyle C. Velte’s insightful post on this blog, “Reclaiming the Race Analogy inFulton v. City of Philadelphia” (Friday, November 13), in which she insists on the appropriateness of the analogy between religious opposition to interracial marriage and—more broadly—to racial integration and present-day religious opposition to same-sex marriage and—more broadly—to providing goods and services to same-sex couples.   Reflecting on the recent oral argument before the U.S. Supreme...
Tags: Sixth Circuit, Supreme Court, Colorado, Kentucky, Virginia, Court, Css, United States, Fca, Warren, Philadelphia, Biden, Smith, Black Lives Matter, Loving, Kennedy


Amy Coney Barrett sizes up 30-year-old precedent balancing religious freedom with rule of law

Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s first week as an active Supreme Court justice began on Nov. 2 and almost immediately included a case that could test her credentials as a religious conservative. On the surface, Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, which was argued in front of the court on Nov. 4, concerns whether the state can require organizations it partners with to accept same-sex couples as foster parents.But underneath are questions about how Barrett and her fellow justices will deal with a decades-o...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Oregon, City, Philadelphia, Smith, Antonin Scalia, Fulton, Scalia, Barrett, Stephen Breyer, Breyer, Bethany Christian Services, Catholic Social Services, Employment Division, Amy Coney Barrett


Reclaiming the Race Analogy in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia

Kyle C. Velte The Supreme Court held oral argument last week in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, a case asking whether a taxpayer-funded foster care agency may turn away same-sex couples who wish to be foster parents because of the agency’s sincere religious objection to certifying same-sex couples. A Philadelphia ordinance—the Fair Practices Ordinance—and the contract the agency signed with the city prohibits it from discriminating against these same-sex couples. But the agency is asking t...
Tags: Supreme Court, Senate, Virginia, Court, Css, Philadelphia, Loving, Branding, Guest Blogger, Brown, U S Supreme Court, Newman, Fulton, Leviticus, Civ, Carlos


Counties other than Fulton make big difference for Joe Biden in Georgia election results

All eyes were initially on metro Atlanta's Fulton and DeKalb counties. But results from Clayton and Chatham counties could prove pivotal for Biden.         [Author: Savannah Morning News]
Tags: News, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Biden, Fulton, Chatham, Clayton, Savannah Morning News, DeKalb


Thoughts on the Fulton Oral Argument

Early yesterday I published a long post here in which I tried to identify the various arguments that are salient in the Fulton case--and those that shouldn't be.  The fascinating and wide-ranging oral argument in the case yesterday raised virtually all of the issues I discussed.  Many of the Justices appeared to be troubled by Philadelphia's refusal to contract with Catholic Social Services (CSS) to be a Family Foster Care Agency (FCA) unless CSS agrees not to discriminate against same-sex coupl...
Tags: California, Court, City, Css, Nasa, Dhs, Pennsylvania, United States, Fca, Army, Catholic Church, Philadelphia, Catholic, Smith, Northwest, Branding


LIVE RESULTS: The race in Georgia has not been called as Biden closes the gap over Trump

  As of 8:37 p.m. ET on Thursday, the presidential race in Georgia has not been called. Follow the live results here. Georgia has 16 electoral votes, and Democratic nominee Joe Biden has a chance of pulling into the lead with the remaining ballots coming from counties where he has performed well. The state has voted for a Republican president in every election since 1996. Georgia is home to multiple competitive races in both the House and Senate. See the live coverage and full results from the ...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Senate, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Live, House, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic, Election 2020, Fulton


LIVE GEORGIA RESULTS: The race in Georgia has not been called as Biden closes the gap. Follow the live 2020 presidential election results here.

  As of 12:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, the presidential race in Georgia has not been called. Follow the live results here. Georgia has 16 electoral votes, and Democratic nominee Joe Biden has a chance of pulling into the lead with the remaining ballots coming from counties where he has performed well. The state has voted for a Republican president in every election since 1996. Georgia is home to multiple competitive races in both the House and Senate. See the live coverage and full results from the...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Senate, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Live, House, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump, Democratic, Election 2020, Fulton, 2020 Election


Thursday round-up

The Supreme Court heard nearly two hours of oral argument Wednesday in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, the high-profile case that involves a clash between religious rights and government efforts to prevent discrimination against same-sex couples. A majority of the court seemed sympathetic to the religious challengers in the case, but the justices appeared to be searching for a way to issue a narrow, rather than a sweeping, ruling. Meanwhile, with the presidential election results still too close...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Donald Trump, Trump, Round-up, Fulton, Linda Greenhouse, Edward Zelinsky, Edward Foley, Mary Reichard, Fulton v City, Nancy Polikoff, Foster Care Case Mark Walsh Education Week Stigma, City of Philadelphia Both Sides Miss


Here are Trump's and Biden's paths to victory based on where the election stands

A worker with the Detroit Department of Elections inspects an absentee ballot at the Central Counting Board in the TCF Center on November 4, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. Elaine Cromie/Getty Images As of 8 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Democratic nominee Joe Biden has a more flexible path to securing the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidential race than President Donald Trump. However, the three key rust belt states Biden could win to put him over the top — Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsyl...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Milwaukee, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton, Arizona, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Fox News, Michigan, Associated Press, Biden


How Trump and Biden can win based on where the election stands now

A worker with the Detroit Department of Elections inspects an absentee ballot on Wednesday. Elaine Cromie/Getty Images As of 8 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, had a more flexible path to securing the 270 electoral votes needed to win than President Donald Trump. However, the three key Rust Belt states that Biden could win to put him over the top — Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania — are still counting their ballots. If Georgia goes for Biden, he co...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Milwaukee, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton, Arizona, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Fox News, Michigan, Associated Press, Biden


Wednesday round-up

With the results of the presidential election uncertain and millions of votes still left to be counted, President Donald Trump is already promising to take the election to the Supreme Court. While it’s unclear what any new legal challenge will look like, SCOTUSblog and Election Law at Ohio State have been tracking — and will continue tracking — the most significant election-related lawsuits in our 2020 Election Litigation Tracker. Meanwhile, with the nation glued to the election returns, the jus...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, City, Philadelphia, Donald Trump, Ohio State, Gore, Round-up, Bush, Fulton, Jeannie Suk Gersen, Boston Catholic Charities, Isaac Green Malina Simard Halm, Wall Street Journal High Court, Marc Rod


Argument analysis: Justices sympathetic to faith-based foster-care agency in anti-discrimination dispute

If the justices – like many of us – were up late on Tuesday night watching election returns, it was hard to tell when they took the virtual bench on Wednesday morning to hear oral argument in an important case involving a clash between religious freedom and laws and policies that protect LGBTQ rights. When the justices considered a similar dispute two years ago, in the case of a Colorado baker who refused to make a custom cake to celebrate a same-sex wedding because he believed that doing so wou...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Colorado, Stanford, Css, Philadelphia, Catholic, Smith, John Roberts, Fulton, Fisher, Roberts, Neal Katyal, Howe, Alito


What Fulton v. Philadelphia Is--and Isn't--About

Later this morning, the Supreme Court will hear argument in the most significant Religion Clause case of the Term, Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, No. 19-123.  The principal question in the case is whether the City of Philadelphia may insist that a city contractor involved in helping the City with its foster care program must comply with a term of the contract that forbids discriminating against prospective foster-care parents on the basis of their sexual orientation, where the contractor has a ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Court, City, Css, Dhs, Pennsylvania, Pope Francis, Fca, Wisconsin, Philadelphia, Catholic, Smith, Council, Branding, Fulton, Scalia


Tuesday round-up

Election Day is finally here. For the past two months, SCOTUSblog, in partnership with Election Law at Ohio State, has been tracking major election-related litigation in the lower courts, with a focus on cases that have the most potential to reach the Supreme Court. The justices have already resolved some of those cases, but others remain live controversies with the potential to become pivotal if post-election legal challenges occur. For all the latest developments on important cases, follow our...
Tags: New York, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, United States, Ohio State, Gore, Round-up, Bush, Boston Globe, Fulton, Jefferson, Barrett, Borden, Federal Election Commission, David Kaplan


Symposium: Defending Smith by ignoring soundbites and considering the mundane

This article is the final entry in a symposium previewing Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. Lisa Soronen is executive director of the State and Local Legal Center, which filed an amicus brief in support of Philadelphia. When the Supreme Court agreed to hear Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, local governments across the country let out a collective groan when they read the second question presented. How could the Supreme Court decide whether to “revisit” (read: overturn) the 1990 decision Employment ...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Oregon, Css, Pandora, Philadelphia, Smith, South Carolina, Fulton, U S Court of Appeals, Catholic Social Services, Sandra Day O'Connor, Chicago Park District, American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, 3rd Circuit


Symposium: Religious privilege in Fulton and beyond

This article is part of a symposium previewing Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. Micah Schwartzman is the Harry Cross Dillard professor of law at the University of Virginia School of Law. Richard Schragger is the Perre Bowen professor of law at the University of Virginia School of Law. Nelson Tebbe is the Jane M.G. Foster professor of law at Cornell Law School. All three joined an amicus brief in support of Philadelphia. The world has changed since a couple months ago when we were invited to write...
Tags: Featured, Law, Congress, City, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Newark, Republican Party, Smith, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Cutter, Antonin Scalia, John Roberts, Fulton, Roberts, Ginsburg


Symposium: In Fulton, the court has the chance to jettison Employment Division v. Smith – and the pandemic shows why it should take it

This article is part of a symposium previewing Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. Lindsay See is solicitor general of the state of West Virginia, which joined an amicus brief on behalf of 13 states in support of the petitioners. The Supreme Court has options for how to approach this term’s clash between Philadelphia’s foster-placement policies and the religious beliefs of one of its long-standing partners. In Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, Catholic Social Services and two foster parents ask the co...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, West Virginia, Philadelphia, Nevada, Smith, Ada, John Roberts, Fulton, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Roberts, Kavanaugh, Guadalupe


Symposium: Fulton, free exercise and three key questions about church-state relations

This article is part of a symposium previewing Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. Helen M. Alvaré is a professor of law at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. Fulton v. City of Philadelphia is a legally complex case involving everything from free exercise and free speech claims, to nondiscrimination and foster care laws. Even the range of free exercise claims alone is broad. Catholic Social Services and longtime foster parents Sharonell Fulton and Toni Lynn Simms-Busch ask the cour...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Css, Pope Francis, Catholic Church, Philadelphia, Catholic, Francis, Smith, Fulton, George Mason University, Hialeah, Catholic Social Services, Hodges, Obergefell


9 upcoming Supreme Court cases where Amy Coney Barrett could be the deciding vote

President Donald Trump and Amy Coney Barrett stand on the Blue Room Balcony after her confirmation vote passed in the Senate. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court this week, giving conservatives a 6-3 majority. That means that conservatives will have wider latitude in making major decisions, and can sideline Chief Justice John Roberts, who has occasionally sided with more liberal justices to deliver rulings. It also means that fraught issues like a...
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Symposium: The First Amendment does not require governments to contract with parties who do not comply with neutral, generally applicable rules

This article is part of a symposium previewing Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. Clare Kindall is the solicitor general for the state of Connecticut, which joined a multi-state amicus brief filed in support of Philadelphia. While in accord with the states’ filed brief, the views expressed here are entirely her own. On Nov. 4, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, a challenge to Philadelphia’s requirement that any private vendor providing foster care services ...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Virginia, City, Css, Connecticut, Philadelphia, Martin, Fulton, U S Court of Appeals, Catholic Social Services, 3rd Circuit, Schall, Clare Kindall


Symposium: Philadelphia’s exclusion of faith-based foster agency departs from history and undermines interests of children

This article is part of a symposium previewing Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. James A. Campbell is solicitor general of the state of Nebraska. He filed an amicus brief on behalf of Nebraska, Arizona and Ohio in support of the petitioners. In Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, the Supreme Court will decide whether Philadelphia may end Catholic Social Services’ 100-year-old foster-care ministry simply because it operates according to its religious beliefs about marriage. As in most First Amendment c...
Tags: Featured, Law, Washington, Arkansas, Nebraska, Ohio, Philadelphia, Catholic, Smith, Fulton, Locke, Davey, Catholic Social Services, Employment Division, Colorado Civil Rights Commission, Masterpiece Cakeshop