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Friday round-up

As Amy Howe reports for this blog, the court issued revisions to its rules yesterday that reduce the word limits for merits briefs and “require the parties to a case before the Supreme Court to identify any lower-court cases that are directly related to the Supreme Court proceedings.” At Bloomberg Law, Kimberly Robinson reports that practitioners welcomed the latter changes, which are “intended to reduce ‘missed’ conflicts, where the justices recognize late in proceedings that there are grounds ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Bloomberg, Smith, Patterson, Round-up, McDonough, Heritage Foundation, Jessica Mason Pieklo, Amy Howe, Bucklew, Goldstein Russell, Walgreen Co, The George Washington Law Review, Elizabeth Slattery, Neil Gorsuch


Argument analysis: Spinning heads and swimming constitutional rights in debates over an accrual rule

McDonough v. Smith, argued Wednesday, saw justices and attorneys repeating metaphors about heads spinning and constitutional rights swimming. The justices seemed inclined to rule for the petitioner (supported by the United States) that his claim was timely and that the limitations period on a civil action should not begin until favorable termination of criminal proceedings. But the likely scope of the ruling remains uncertain. Respondent Youel Smith prosecuted petitioner Edward McDonough, a form...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, United States, Smith, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Wall, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Roberts, Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, Kagan, McDonough, Samuel Alito, Kavanaugh


Argument transcripts

The transcript of oral argument in United States v. Davis is available on the Supreme Court’s website; the transcript in McDonough v. Smith is also available. The post Argument transcripts appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, United States, Davis, Smith, McDonough, Merits Cases


Wednesday round-up

Two oral arguments are on the justices’ agenda this morning. First up is United States v. Davis, which asks whether the definition of “crime of violence” is unconstitutionally vague in the context of federal criminal prosecutions involving firearms. Leah Litman previewed the case for this blog. Isaac Syed has a preview at Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. Today’s second argument is in McDonough v. Smith, in which the court will decide when the statute of limitations begins to run...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, America, United States, Davis, Smith, Cornell, Economist, Round-up, Alison Frankel, McDonough, Steven Mazie, Brunetti, Bill Donahue, Iancu, Howard Wasserman


This week at the court

The Supreme Court will release orders from the April 12 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m.; John Elwood’s Relist Watch compiles that petitions that were likely relisted for this conference. On Monday, the justices hear oral argument in Iancu v. Brunetti and Emulex Corp. v. Varjabedian. On Tuesday, the justices hear oral argument in Parker Drilling Management Services, Ltd. v. Newton and North Carolina Department of Revenue v. The Kimberley Rice Kaestner 1992 Family Trust. On Wednesday, the justic...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, United States, Davis, Smith, Newton, McDonough, Brunetti, This Week at the Court, John Elwood, Iancu, Emulex Corp, North Carolina Department of Revenue, Varjabedian, Parker Drilling Management Services Ltd


Argument preview: Searching for an accrual rule when the government fabricates evidence in a criminal proceeding

McDonough v. Smith, to be argued on April 17, offers the Supreme Court another opportunity to clarify when civil-rights claims accrue, when statutes of limitations begin running, and how to define the interaction between civil and criminal litigation for resolving constitutional claims. The claim here alleges fabrication of evidence in a criminal proceeding. Petitioner Edward McDonough was the Democratic Commissioner of the Rensselaer County (New York) Board of Elections. A 2009 investigation ...
Tags: New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, United States, Smith, U S Court of Appeals, Humphrey, Rodriguez, McDonough, 2nd Circuit, Merits Cases, Smith Smith, U S Courts of Appeals, Heck, Petitioner Edward McDonough


Court releases April calendar

The Supreme Court has released its calendar for the April sitting, which begins on April 15. Unlike the February and March sittings, which will feature only six and nine hours of argument, respectively, the April sitting is scheduled to have a full slate of 12 oral arguments – two on each of the six days of the sitting. The April sitting is perhaps most noteworthy for what it does not currently include: the challenge to the Trump administration’s decision to add a question about citizenship to t...
Tags: New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, California, United States, Davis, Wisconsin, Smith, United, Newton, Trump, Howe, Argus, McDonough, Brunetti


Some Semblance of Law Returns to the Woeful Massachusetts Firearms Licensing

Opinion Some Semblance of Law Returns to the Woeful Massachusetts Firearms Licensing Massachusetts – -(AmmoLand.com)- In early December, NRA-ILA alerted gun owners to an ongoing dispute between the administration of Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and the state courts. The governor’s office had advised that it would refuse to comply with lawful court orders to reinstate some Massachusetts residents’ Firearms Identification Cards. Early this week, the Boston Globe reported that the Gover...
Tags: Guns, Boston, Massachusetts, Globe, Baker, Executive Branch, Boston Globe, Dorchester, Charlie Baker, John McDonough, Bay State, ATF, McDonough, Boston Police, Roxbury, the Globe


Eight new grants, Ginsburg recovery from surgery “on track”

One day after Politico reported that White House officials were preparing for the possible “death or departure” of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who had surgery in late December to remove two cancerous growths from her lungs, the Supreme Court announced today that there was no evidence of any other cancer, and that the 85-year-old Ginsburg would not require any further treatment. Ginsburg’s recovery from surgery is “on track,” Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg said in a statement, althoug...
Tags: New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, California, White House, Usda, United States, South Dakota, United Arab Emirates, Davis, Wisconsin, Lgbtq, Smith, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Newton


Relist Watch Returns

John Elwood reviews the first relists of 2019. Happy New Year and welcome back! Most of D.C. started 2019 nice and slow, enjoying offices (and roads) made quiet by vacations, both planned and unexpected. But not the Supremes. They jumped in with both feet, when most of the lawyering class was still finishing off their fruit baskets. On January 4, the court gave plenary review to the Maryland and North Carolina political-gerrymandering cases and set them for expedited briefing so they could be ...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Featured, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, Planned Parenthood, Kentucky, Virginia, New York City, Freedom, Alabama, Indiana, United States


Blackhawks Should Move on From Crawford

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford has been one of the most important players in the franchise’s golden age of hockey. He was between the pipes for two Stanley Cup championships, and many realized just how valuable he was when he missed most of last season. While the past has been great, it could be time to move on in order to improve the future. Semantics Can Make a Huge Difference Back on Nov. 6, the Blackhawks made a franchise-altering coaching change when they fired three-t...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Smith, Chicago Blackhawks, Dallas Stars, Mike Smith, Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals, Blackhawks, Joel Quenneville, Patrick Kane, Coyotes, Vancouver Canucks, Carolina Hurricanes


The Breakaway: Wirtz Family Cups & Controversy

Earlier this month, Northwestern University Press published The Breakaway: The Inside Story of the Wirtz Family Business and the Chicago Blackhawks. Bryan Smith, a senior writer at Chicago Magazine, does a great job telling the story of not only Rocky Wirtz taking over the Blackhawks and turning them into a championship franchise, but also giving us an in-depth history of the powerful Chicago family. From the days of Arthur’s blue-collar upbringing in Rogers Park to the Blackhawks winning three ...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Chicago, Chicagoland, John, Bill, Hockey, Chicago Bulls, Smith, Hall of Fame, National Hockey League, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Cubs, Peter, Rocky, United Center


Phoenix Suns fire general manager Ryan McDonough

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have fired general manager Ryan McDonough barely a week before the season begins. James Jones and Trevor Bukstein will share the GM duties on an interim basis for the Suns. Jones is the team’s vice president of basketball operations and Bukstein was assistant GM under McDonough, who had been […]
Tags: News, Sports, Phoenix Suns, James Jones, Ap, Gm, Jones, Phoenix, McDonough, The Phoenix Suns, Ryan McDonough, Trevor Bukstein, Bukstein


New Miami MLS team hires Atlanta United executive as first sporting director

Bradley Wright-Phillips was the lone miss of the penalty shootout as Juventus steal the win in the 2018 MLS All Star Game. MLS All-Star Game: Josef Martinez (26') MLS All-Stars 1-1 Juventus MLS All-Star Game: Andrea Favilli (21') MLS All-Stars 0-1 Juventus Columbus Crew SC and MLS All-Stars' goalkeeper Zack Steffen shares what it was like to go up against Juventus in a penalty shoot-out. David Beckham's planned MLS team in Miami has hired Atlanta Un...
Tags: Football, Atlanta, Sport, Story, David Beckham, Juventus, Mls, Miami, Major League Soccer, PAUL, Bradley Wright Phillips, McDonough, Atlanta United, Atlanta United FC, MLS All Stars, Zack Steffen


The Plan For The Chicago Blackhawks

from Barry Rozner of the Chicago Daily-Herald, "People talk about reloading and refreshing. I want us to rewin is what I want us to do," McDonough said with a wry smile. "That message has been sent loud and clear, but with reasonable expectations. "Our expectations this year are to be a playoff team, and then once you get in, be in a position to make a deep run. "Stan has a lot of resources. I have a lot of faith in Stan and Joel (Quenneville), but we're all in the performance...
Tags: Sport, Chicago Blackhawks, Hawks, Joel Quenneville, Jonathan Toews, Corey Crawford, Stan, McDonough, Brandon Saad, Chicago Daily Herald, Barry Rozner


3rd woman arrested in beating, stabbing of Applebee’s server

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A third woman has been arrested in the beating and stabbing of an Applebee’s waitress who Georgia authorities say accidentally brushed against a customer’s leg. Citing a McDonough police release, news outlets report 36-year-old Lakisha Boyd turned herself in Monday night, three days after 38-year-old Lasondra Boyd and 30-year-old Keterah Boyd […]
Tags: News, Georgia, Ap, Applebee, McDonough, Macon GA, Nation & World, Lakisha Boyd, Lasondra Boyd, Keterah Boyd


Michael Rosfeld: East Pittsburgh Police Officer Identified in Shooting of Unarmed Black Teen Antwon Rose

The East Pittsburgh police officer who shot and killed 17-year-old Antwon Rose while he ran away from cops during a traffic stop Tuesday (Jun. 19) has been identified as 30-year-old Michael Rosfeld, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.Rosfeld had only been on duty in East Pittsburgh for three weeks and been sworn in just 90 minutes before the shooting. He was placed on paid leave after the shooting and has not commented. It isn’t clear if he has retained an attorney.Authorities said Rosfeld...
Tags: Facebook, Crime, News, Shooting, Cops, Police, United States, New York Times, Jazz, Johnson, Police Shooting, Shooting Death, Pittsburgh, Rose, Ny Times, Rankin


East Pittsburgh Police Officer Shoots Man In The Back And Kills Him Running From A Traffic Stop

CBS Pittsburgh: An investigation is underway after 17-year-old Antwon Rose was shot in the back by an East Pittsburgh police officer while Rose was running from a traffic stop. KDKA-TV has now learned that the officer who is accused of shooting Rose, was only sworn into duty a few hours before the fatal shooting. When a police officer shoots someone, even if they’ve been involved in a crime in a neighboring community as has been alleged here, Allegheny County homicide detectives step in. “In acc...
Tags: Police, Military, Tennessee, Rose, Garner, KDKA TV, McDonough, Allegheny County, Stephen Zappala, EAST PITTSBURGH, CBS Pittsburgh, East Pittsburgh Police, Antwon Rose, Coleman McDonough


Man Impregnates 12-Year-Old Girl, Gets Life Sentence For Raping A Child

A Henry County, Georgia, man pleaded guilty to raping and impregnating a 12-year-old girl. Michael Arnold, 38, was given life sentence Tuesday for impregnating the young child, authorities said Wednesday. Under the plea agreement, Arnold will serve 25 years of his sentence in prison and the rest of his life on probation. The man from McDonough was arrested after the child's mother reported about him to the police. He admitted in court of sexually assaulting a female family member in March 2017.
Tags: News, Arnold, McDonough, Michael Arnold, Henry County Georgia


Suns GM: Bamba ahead of Gobert at same age

Mohamed Bamba impressed Suns GM Ryan McDonough when he worked out individually with Phoenix on Saturday, with McDonough saying that Bamba at 20 years old is "ahead" of where Jazz star Rudy Gobert was at the same age.
Tags: Sport, Nba, Phoenix, Rudy Gobert, Gobert, McDonough, Bamba, Mohamed Bamba, Suns GM Ryan McDonough


Tuesday round-up

Yesterday the court decided one of the term’s most closely watched cases, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, in which the justices held 7-2 that, by failing to exhibit religious neutrality when it required a Christian baker to make a cake for a same-sex wedding, a state commission violated the baker’s free-exercise rights. Amy Howe has this blog’s opinion analysis, which first appeared at Howe on the Court. Subscript has a graphic explainer for the decision. At The Daily C...
Tags: Florida, Usa, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington Post, Court, Bloomberg, Atlantic, United States, Hawaii, New York Times, Fox News, Npr, Usa Today, Vox


Petition of the day

The petition of the day is: Lacaze v. Louisiana 17-1566 Issues: (1) Whether the district court judge’s failure to recuse himself – or even disclose his involvement with the police investigation relating to the likely murder weapon in this case – violated the petitioner’s rights under the due process clause; (2) whether, under McDonough Power Equipment, Inc. v. Greenwood, demonstrating “a valid basis for a challenge for cause” requires a showing that the juror would have been subject to manda...
Tags: Law, Louisiana, Greenwood, McDonough, Cases in the Pipeline, Lacaze, McDonough Power Equipment Inc


10 surprises about Aurora, CO

O r, maybe you don’t know anything about Aurora. That would be unfortunate. Set between the picturesque Rocky Mountains and the iconic American prairie, this Colorado city is stacked with action, adventure, and surprisingly inspired eats. As the community that surrounds DIA, Aurora is often a landing pad for many unsuspecting visitors. However, a growing number have learned that this melting pot of world cultures and cuisines is bursting with live music and outdoor activities. It’s where you’re...
Tags: Travel, Colorado, America, Things To Do, United States, Patagonia, Golf Digest, Denver, Havana, Central Park, All, Rocky Mountains, Trip Planning, University Of Colorado, Aurora, McDonough


Candice McDonough Tapped for Warner Bros. Theatrical Communications Role

Veteran publicist Candice McDonough is returning to Warner Bros., where she will be reunited with studio chief Toby Emmerich. She will be senior VP of theatrical communications. McDonough and Emmerich worked together for over a decade at New Line. She will replace Jack Horner, who is leaving the motion picture group to focus on corporate […]
Tags: News, Warner Bros, McDonough, Emmerich, Jack Horner, Toby Emmerich, Candice McDonough, Warner Bros Theatrical Communications Role


Crowds and drivers alike covet the excitement at Sunday’s Long Beach Grand Prix main event

Sunday afternoon brought a familiar rumble to Long Beach’s streets, and Cooper Maney made sure he was close enough to feel it. He clung to a fence about 20 feet from the track along Pine Avenue as half a dozen IndyCars blasted by during the last half of the headline race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. A military jet does a flyover at the start of the 2018 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Sunday April 15, 2018 Photo By Charles Bennett IndyCar winner Alexander Rossi races down Sho...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Indianapolis, Power, Soccer, Long Beach, Local News, Will Power, Nevada City, ROSSI, Orange County Register, LONG BEACH Calif, Alexander Rossi, McDonough, Ed Jones


5 Takeaways from Blackhawks Final Week

The Chicago Blackhawks went out with a whimper. But considering this dismal season, did you really expect anything else? After a refreshing 4-3 come-back win to the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday, things went downhill. The Hawks proceeded to lose 4-1 to the same team two days later, extending the Blues’ playoff hopes a while longer. The final game of the season was a huge disappointment. The Hawks came out flat and stayed that way, falling to the Winnipeg Jets by the same score of 4-1. Well, it’s ...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Chicago, Arizona, Sharp, Blues, Dallas, Vancouver, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, Chicago Blackhawks, Pat, Kane, Keith, Joel


Joel Quenneville And Stan Bowman Will Return Next Season

Joel Quenneville and Stan Bowman WILL return to the Blackhawks next season, team president John McDonough says. — Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) April 5, 2018   added 12:38pm, Lazerus tweets, "We’re not tethered to the past. This has been a very disappointing year and our expectations are incredibly high. We’re not going to deviate from those expectations. But I believe both Stan and Joel are the guys that are going to bring this back." The progress of young players was a...
Tags: Sport, Joel, Blackhawks, Joel Quenneville, Stan Bowman, John McDonough, Stan, Quenneville, McDonough, Mark Lazerus


Critic’s Notebook: Women (and Men, Too) Pushed to the Edge at New Play Festival

This year’s Humana roster includes merciless looks at power imbalances in the workplace, and a doom-metal finale that left audiences shellshocked.
Tags: News, Theater, Meredith, Les, Morgan, Mark, Gould, Mara, Schultz, Winkler, McDonough, Deborah, Stanton, Stein, Waters, We


Waiting On Joel Quenneville’s Future With The Chicago Blackhawks

from Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times, Quenneville has two-years and about $12 million left on his contract, but his future is unclear. While general manager Stan Bowman has hiring and firing power, a decision of this magnitude can really only come from team president John McDonough. McDonough’s not the type to make rash decisions, and Corey Crawford’s injury would seem to give cover for both Quenneville and McDonough; after all, what team could lose its star goaltender for 47 games ...
Tags: Sport, Chicago Blackhawks, Joel Quenneville, Chicago Sun Times, Corey Crawford, Stan Bowman, Quenneville, McDonough, Sun Times, Mark Lazerus, John McDonough McDonough


Great news: The Portland Business Alliance has picked a new president and CEO

Andrew Hoan.(Photo: Portland Business Alliance) The Portland Business Alliance (PBA) will have a new leader by this summer. Andrew Hoan has been hired to take over the reins from current PBA President Sandra McDonough, who has held the position for 14 years. Hoan is currently head of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce in New York City. He’s set to take over for McDonough in Portland effective June 18th The departure of McDonough and the hiring of someone with a clean slate is big news for transp...
Tags: Oregon, New York City, Sport, Front Page, Brooklyn, Cycling, Portland, Wisconsin, Chamber of Commerce, McDonough, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Saltzman, PBA, Naito, Jonathan Maus, BikePortland