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"Supreme Court says Montana program aiding private schools must be open to religious schools."

WaPo reports.Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., writing for a conservative majority in the 5 to 4 ruling, said the Montana Supreme Court was wrong to strike down the program because of a provision in the state constitution that forbids public funds from going to religious institutions. The U.S. Constitution’s protection of religious freedom prevails, he said.“A state need not subsidize private education,” Roberts wrote. “But once a state decides to do so, it cannot disqualify some private school...
Tags: Supreme Court, Education, Law, Montana, John Roberts, Roberts, WaPo, John G Roberts Jr, Montana Supreme Court, Religion And Government, Establishment Clause, Ann Althouse, Free Exercise Clause


Tuesday round-up

Yesterday the Supreme Court released decisions in three cases, including one of the highest-profile cases of the term. In June Medical Services v. Russo, the court, by a vote of 5-4, struck down a Louisiana law requiring physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. Amy Howe analyzes the opinion for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court. Mariam Marshedi provides an analysis at Subscript Law. Ronn Blitzer and others report at Fox News t...
Tags: Health, Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington Post, Mexico, Court, US, Bloomberg, Cnn, New York Times, Fox News, Npr, Louisiana, Wall Street Journal


Supreme Court’s DACA decision cheered by Southern California politicians

LOS ANGELES — Southern California community leaders and Democratic elected officials today praised the U.S. Supreme Court for rejecting President Donald Trump’s effort to dismantle the Obama-era program that protects from deportation some 800,000 immigrants brought into the country illegally as children. “Today’s Supreme Court ruling on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) delivers a powerful message: this country and this city belong to Dreamers today,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti ...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Obama Administration, California, Washington, California News, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Donald Trump, Eric Garcetti, County


Chief Justice Roberts Afraid of Restoring the Second Amendment

No Gun Cases Lawsuits Supreme Court U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- From the moment Alan Gottlieb, founder and executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation, said in a prepared statement following the Supreme Court’s rejection of ten pending gun rights cases, that responsibility for this high court two-step “falls squarely at the feet of Chief Justice John Roberts,” the question that must be answered is this: “Is the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court afraid of restoring the Seco...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, US, Indiana, Idaho, New Jersey, Circuit, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, SAF, Rogers, Nra, Thomas, Antonin Scalia, U S Supreme Court, John Roberts, McDonald


Friday round-up

In an op-ed for The Washington Post (subscription required), Laurene Powell Jobs worries that “if the Supreme Court allows the Trump administration to terminate DACA” in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California, “roughly 29,000 … DACA recipients who are health-care practitioners face the risk of termination and deportation just as a shortage of medical personnel is stretching hospital systems already overburdened by coronavirus.” Other looks at DACA recipients o...
Tags: Post, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Comcast, New York Times, Wisconsin, Times, Vox, Department Of Homeland Security, University Of California, Republican National Committee, Trump, Round-up, Adam Liptak, Linda Greenhouse


Latest Question for Supreme Court: How to Rule on a Crowded Docket During a Pandemic

The question confronts Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. with choices that will invariably be seen as political.
Tags: News, Roberts, John G Roberts Jr, United States Politics and Government, Supreme Court (US, John G Jr, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Latest Question for Supreme Court


Tuesday round-up

Yesterday the court released orders from Friday’s conference, adding one case to its merits docket for next term, Jones v. Mississippi, which asks whether the Constitution requires a sentencing authority to make a finding that a juvenile is permanently incorrigible before imposing a sentence of life without parole. Amy Howe covers the order list for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court. For The New York Times, Adam Liptak reports that “[t]he case, involving a teenager wh...
Tags: Google, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Senate, Pennsylvania, Yale, New York Times, Louisiana, Oracle, Jones, Trump, Round-up, Howe, Adam Liptak


Thursday round-up

Yesterday the Supreme Court heard argument in one of this term’s major cases, June Medical Services v. Russo, which involves a challenge to a Louisiana law requiring physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. Amy Howe analyzes the argument for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court. Mark Walsh has a “view” of the argument from the courtroom for this blog. For The Washington Post (subscription required), Robert Barnes and Ann Marimow...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Senate, Court, Cnn, New York Times, Kansas, SEC, Fox News, Npr, Louisiana, Vox, Department Of Homeland Security, Wall Street Journal


Chief Justice’s Impeachment Handbook: Determined Minimalism

The restrained approach of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. to what he called his “ill-defined responsibilities” did not please liberals. But it insulated him from combustible confrontations.
Tags: News, Trump, Roberts, John G Roberts Jr, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Impeachment, Supreme Court (US, John G Jr


"The clamor is growing for Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. to take an assertive stance in presiding over the impeachment trial of President Trump."

"... Roberts took the appropriate step, after midnight on the first day of the trial, of admonishing the House managers and the president’s lawyers to tone down the rhetoric.... Is Roberts supposed to instruct them to get back in their seats, or else? Come on. This is the U.S. Senate, not a kindergarten class. The chief justice is not there to take attendance... Charles P. Pierce of Esquire [wants Roberts to]  'Be the umpire' [and accuse the President's lawyers of lying].... This seems like the...
Tags: Law, Senate, Elizabeth Warren, House, Rand Paul, Marcus, Trump, John Roberts, U S Senate, PAUL, Sen Mark Warner D Va, Roberts, Esquire, Adam Schiff, Charles P. Pierce, Ruth Marcus


Rebuke From Roberts Signals His Limited Role in Trump’s Senate Trial

A call for civility by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. underscores the delicate balance he is trying to maintain.
Tags: News, Senate, Trump, Roberts, Schiff, John G Roberts Jr, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Impeachment, Supreme Court (US, Adam B, John G Jr, Cipollone, Pat A


Tuesday round-up

For The New York Times, Adam Liptak reports that “Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. on Monday temporarily blocked an appeals court ruling that required President Trump to turn over financial records to a House committee.” At the Daily Caller, Kevin Daley reports that the court’s order “means House Democrats will not have access to Trump’s financial information until the Supreme Court decides whether to grant a longer stay,” and that “[t]hat decision — which is distinct from a request to hear the...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, United States, House, New York Times, Kansas, Ibm, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, Round-up, Reuters, Josh Blackman, Lawrence Hurley, Vance, Howe, Adam Liptak


Could Justice Thomas Preside over President Trump’s Impeachment Trial?

Josh Blackman and Seth Barrett Tillman             During most impeachment trials, the Vice President presides over the Senate. But when “the President of the United States is tried,” the Constitution states that “the Chief Justice shall preside.” If President Trump were impeached by the House of Representatives, we can expect Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. to cross the street from the Supreme Court to the Capitol. But what if Roberts can’t, or won’t do the job? Does President Trump get of...
Tags: Justice, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Congress, Senate, United States, House, House Of Representatives, Chase, Johnson, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Branding, Clinton, Guest Blogger, Trump


Monday round-up

On Friday, the justices added four cases to their merits docket for the term, for a total of three hours of oral argument. Amy Howe covers the order list for this blog, in post that first appeared at Howe on the Court. At Bloomberg, Greg Stohr and Susan Decker report that the court “will hear an appeal from … Google in a multibillion-dollar clash that’s divided Silicon Valley, agreeing to decide whether the company improperly used copyrighted programming code owned by Oracle in the Android opera...
Tags: Google, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Court, Bloomberg, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, Kevin Johnson, Department Of Homeland Security, University Of California, Trump, Round-up, Robert Barnes, Howe, Greg Stohr


Thursday round-up

Adam Liptak reports for The New York Times that although “[a]bortion rights are at risk at the Supreme Court, … the short-term threat may not come from extreme laws like the one passed by Alabama lawmakers” this week: “The court led by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. is more likely to chip away at the constitutional right to abortion established in 1973 in Roe v. Wade than to overturn it outright,” and “[i]t will have plenty of opportunities to do so.” Joan Biskupic writes at CNN that “in his ...
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Is the latest SCOTUS sparring in capital cases only likely to get worse and worse?

The question in the title of this post is prompted by today's Supreme Court developments in older capital cases, some of which I missed when just blogging here about the morning order list.   Specifically, I missed that Justice Alito penned a lenghty dissent to a stay in a capital case from Texas six week ago(!), which in turn prompted a four-page defense of the stay by Justice Kavanaugh.  (This discussion can be found at this link following the original stay.)   Adam Liptak summarizes all the a...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Christopher Lee, Alabama, New York Times, Christian, Thomas, Buddhist, Adam Liptak, Alito, Breyer, Stephen G Breyer, Elena Kagan, Clarence Thomas, Kavanaugh


Monday round-up

This morning the Supreme Court kicks off the second week of the February sitting with an oral argument in Manhattan Community Access Corp. v. Halleck, which asks whether a private operator of a public-access TV channel is a “state actor” who can be sued for violations of the First Amendment. Amy Howe had this blog’s preview, which first appeared at Howe on the Court. Lauren Kloss and Nayanthika Ramakrishnan preview the case for Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. At Fox News, Cal...
Tags: Minnesota, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Court, Ford, New York Times, Cosby, American Legion, Round-up, Reuters, Thomas, Lawrence Hurley, Howe, Kenneth Jost, Jost


Picking the Next Supreme Court Justice

The Roberts Court, November 30, 2018. Seated, from left to right: Justices Stephen G. Breyer and Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Samuel A. Alito. Standing, from left to right: Justices Neil M. Gorsuch, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Brett M. Kavanaugh. Photograph by Fred Schilling, Supreme Court Curator's Office. Washington, D.C. – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Supreme Court has been in the news a lot lately on issues of interest to Second A...
Tags: Utah, Guns, Sixth Circuit, Supreme Court, Senate, Reagan, United States, Drake, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, UC Berkeley, Dianne Feinstein, Trump, Thomas, Antonin Scalia, Lee


The Court-Packing Threat to the Second Amendment

The Roberts Court, November 30, 2018. Seated, from left to right: Justices Stephen G. Breyer and Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Samuel A. Alito. Standing, from left to right: Justices Neil M. Gorsuch, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Brett M. Kavanaugh. Photograph by Fred Schilling, Supreme Court Curator's Office. Washington, D.C. – -(AmmoLand.com)- You might think that with the confirmation of two pro-Second Amendment justices under...
Tags: Florida, Guns, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, White House, Time, Elizabeth Warren, Reagan, House, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Kamala Harris, Trump, Nra


A “view” from the courtroom: The investiture of Justice Brett Kavanaugh

Today the Supreme Court held an investiture ceremony for Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh took the oath of office on October 6, shortly after he was confirmed, and he began to participate in the Supreme Court’s cases two days later, so this morning’s six-minute ceremony is largely a formality, at which the court will officially receive Kavanaugh’s commission; the ceremony, which is followed by a reception, also gives Kavanaugh a chance to celebrate with his family, friends and colleagues. It h...
Tags: Transportation, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, United States, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Kennedy, Sanders, John Roberts


Chief Justice John Roberts Talks Trademarks

It’s not every day you’re presented with the unique opportunity of seeing and hearing the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court live in your own backyard, thanks very much Caleb! Tuesday was that day, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. was here in Minneapolis for the 2018 Stein Lecture at the University of Minnesota’s Northrup Auditorium, as the Star Tribune reported. SCOTUSBlog had this to say about the Chief Justice’s remarks. To listen to a recording of the event, to a sell out cro...
Tags: Supreme Court, Minneapolis, Congress, Court, Articles, Patents, First Amendment, Branding, Trademarks, Tam, United States of America, Star Tribune, John Roberts, The Supreme Court, MPR, Roberts


Kavanaugh Will Be Sworn In Saturday To ‘Participate In The Work Of The Court Immediately’

Brett M. Kavanaugh is set to be sworn in later Saturday, according to a Supreme Court press release. Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., will administer the Constitutional Oath and retired Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy will administer the Judicial Oath in a private ceremony later today in the Justices Conference Room at the Supreme Court. Both oaths will be administered so that he can begin to participate in the work of the Court immediately. A formal investiture ceremony will take plac...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Court, Anthony M Kennedy, Kavanaugh, John G Roberts Jr, Livewire, Brett M Kavanaugh, Summer Concepcion, Constitutional Oath, Judicial Oath


Massive new report on the state of federal criminal defense by Ad Hoc Committee to Review the Criminal Justice Act

Released today is this 300+-page report that should be of interest to anyone who follows the federal criminal justice system.  The report is titled simply 2017 Report of the Ad Hoc Committee to Review the Criminal Justice Act, and here are some excerpts from the report's executive summary: This Committee was tasked to study one of the most fundamental of rights in America, the right of an accused person to legal counsel.  Enshrined in the Constitution under the Sixth Amendment, the right to ass...
Tags: Law, America, United States, Committee, John G Roberts Jr, Douglas A Berman, Ad Hoc Committee


Tuesday round-up

Today’s Supreme Court news will emanate from Capitol Hill, where the Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearing on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy kicks off today at 9:30 a.m. At NPR, Nina Totenberg reports that the “almost-week-long hearing will have both more and less drama than Neil Gorsuch’s last year — more because Kavanaugh has a longer record in public life and a paper trail to match, and less because the Republicans changed the Senate rul...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Nbc News, New York Times, Capitol Hill, Associated Press, Npr, Usa Today, Dianne Feinstein, George W Bush, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Kennedy


VA Asks Supreme Court for Delay in Resentencing Malvo

As reported in this Washington Post piece, Virginia is asking the Supreme Court to delay the resentencing of convicted Beltway sniper, Lee Boyd Malvo. Here is more: Virginia on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to put on hold a lower court’s decision that requires new sentences for Beltway sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, who was confined to life imprisonment for his deadly teenage rampage. The commonwealth said it wants the high court to overturn a decision by a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Virginia, Beltway, Richmond, U S Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, John G Roberts Jr, Malvo, Lee Boyd Malvo, Cara Drinan, Toby J Heytens, VA Asks Supreme Court for Delay


"The Bush lives loudly in Kavanaugh."

Said former Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli II, about Brett M. Kavanaugh, who is (supposedly) one of 3 finalists for the Supreme Court nomination, quoted in "Trump narrows list for Supreme Court pick, with focus on Kavanaugh and Kethledge" (WaPo).Cuccinelli is making a very witty play on "The dogma lives loudly within you," which is something  Sen. Dianne Feinstein famously said to Amy Coney Barrett, who is another one of the 3 finalists.Kavanaugh worked in the George W. Bush White Hous...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington, White House, Virginia, Politico, Golf, Bill Murray, Michigan, Smith, George W Bush, Catholics, White, Jones, Jim White, Trump


Non-Sequiturs: 07.01.18

* Having placed Justice Anthony Kennedy's Supreme Court retirement in political context, let's now put it into historical context. [Retropolis / Washington Post] * This makes some folks quite upset, but there's no denying it: the Roberts Court is now truly the Roberts Court (and he probably isn't thrilled about it either). [Empirical SCOTUS] * Kathryn Haun -- a former Kennedy clerk, by the way -- has parlayed her expertise in Bitcoin, developed during her years as a federal prosecutor, into a ...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Retirement, Bitcoin, Courts, Federal Judges, Andreessen Horowitz, Donald Trump, Free Speech, Kennedy, Old People, Fastcase, Trump, John Roberts


Supreme Court Term Reviews available online from C-SPAN

Supreme Court Term Reviews available online from C-SPAN: At 3:30 p.m. eastern time today, C-SPAN will broadcast live, online from the Fourth Circuit‘s Judicial Conference in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia an interview with Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. titled “Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on 2017 Term.” This morning, the Washington Council of Lawyers hosted a Supreme Court Term Review featuring many reporters who cover the Court. C-SPAN has already posted the video online ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court, Uncategorized, John Roberts, John G Roberts Jr, White Sulphur Springs West Virginia, American Constitution Society, Washington Council of Lawyers, Supreme Court Term Reviews, Fourth Circuit s Judicial Conference, Supreme Court Term Review, Court C SPAN


Reasonable Expectations of Privacy are Now Only Imaginary Concepts

Opinion Reasonable Expectations of Privacy are Now Only Imaginary Concepts Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- “Where there is secrecy, corruption is never far behind” ~ Shipp“Privacy,” an obsolete concept!Last week, Supreme Court Chief Justice John G Roberts Jr, writing a majority opinion, said:“We decline to grant the state unrestricted access to a wireless carrier’s database of physical location information.” This represents a major (but mostly meaningless) decision on “digital privacy” (whic...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Nsa, KGB, John G Roberts Jr, Planet Earth, John Farnam, Shipp, Gun Rights News, Defense Training International, Farnam, Collins CO AmmoLand, Gun Owner Privacy


Access today’s Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court

Access today’s Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: At this link. The Court granted review in seven new cases. And the Court summarily affirmed in Harris v. Cooper, No. 16-166. The Court issued a per curiam summary reversal of the Tenth Circuit‘s judgment in Sause v. Bauer, No. 17-742. The Court issued a per curiam summary reversal of the Ninth Circuit‘s judgment in Sexton v. Beaudreaux, No. 17-1106. Justice Stephen G. Breyer dissented without opinion. The Court issued a per curiam ruling in No...
Tags: Mississippi, Law, Court, Uncategorized, Indiana, Jordan, North Carolina, Thomas, U S Supreme Court, HARRIS, Cooper, Bauer, Alito, Covington, Ninth Circuit, Stephen G Breyer