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Thursday round-up

Richard Re has this blog’s analysis of yesterday’s argument in Franchise Tax Board of California v. Hyatt, in which the justices considered whether to overrule a precedent that allows a state to be sued in the courts of another state without its consent. Mark Walsh provides a first-hand view of the argument for this blog. For The Washington Post, Robert Barnes reports that during the argument, “two of the court’s most experienced practitioners recounted the founding of the union and the framing ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Indiana, Wyoming, Tennessee, The Washington Post, Hyatt, Round-up, Robert Barnes, Blair, Adam Liptak, Jess Bravin, Brent Kendall, Henry Schein Inc, Mark Walsh, Jessica Mason Pieklo


Argument analysis: Searching for the least unnatural reading

The second argument on Monday was in Obduskey v. McCarthy Holthus LLP, a case about whether law firms that handle nonjudicial foreclosures are “debt collectors” within the meaning of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. If the argument clarified anything, it’s that the FDCPA is a messy statute. This case arises from a crowded corner of consumer law involving significant state and federal regulations that do not always play well together. Colorado foreclosure law requires a firm initiating a n...
Tags: Featured, Law, Congress, Colorado, United States, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Bond, Mccarthy, Wells Fargo, Fdcpa, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Breyer, Elena Kagan


Tuesday round-up

Today the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in two cases. The first is Herrera v. Wyoming, which asks whether the Crow Tribe retains treaty rights to hunt on land in Wyoming’s Bighorn National Forest. Gregory Ablavsky previewed the case for this blog. Cecilia Bruni and Trevor O’Bryan have a preview at Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. At Bloomberg Law, Jordan Rubin reports that this is “the third high court clash this term asking the justices to parse an old treaty’s modern e...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Ap, United States, Wyoming, Missouri, House Of Representatives, Davis, Sudan, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Doj, The Washington Post, Cornell, Trump


Argument transcripts

The transcript of oral argument in Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Albrecht is available on the Supreme Court’s website; the transcript in Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus LLP is also available.   The post Argument transcripts appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Albrecht, Merits Cases, Merck Sharp Dohme Corp, Obduskey, McCarthy Holthus LLP


Monday round-up

This morning the Supreme Court kicks off the January argument session with oral arguments in two cases. The first is Merck Sharp & Dohme v. Albrecht, which raises questions about whether a state-law failure-to-warn claim is pre-empted by federal law regulating the safety and efficacy of prescription drugs. Elizabeth McCuskey previewed the case for this blog. Garion Liberti and Tayler Woelcke have a preview for Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. The second case today is Obduskey v....
Tags: Texas, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Massachusetts, Bloomberg, Gop, Wyoming, North Carolina, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Department, Cornell, Trump, Round-up


This week at the court

The Supreme Court will release additional orders from the January 4 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday at 10 a.m. On Monday, the justices hear oral argument in Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Albrecht and Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus LLP. On Tuesday, the justices hear oral argument in Herrera v. Wyoming and Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com. On Wednesday, the justices hear oral argument in Franchise Tax Board of California v. Hyatt....
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Wyoming, Hyatt, Albrecht, Herrera, This Week at the Court, Franchise Tax Board of California, Merck Sharp Dohme Corp, Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp, Obduskey, McCarthy Holthus LLP


Argument preview: Is foreclosure debt collection?

Alpha Stock Images – http://alphastockimages.com/ This is a case in which the more precise you think the statutory language is, the less obvious the right answer becomes. The question presented in Obduskey v. McCarthy Holthus LLP is whether the definition of “debt collector” under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act includes attorneys who effect nonjudicial foreclosures. This case is difficult, not because the statutory language is inherently ambiguous, but because words like “debt” and “f...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Colorado, United States, Naacp, Mccarthy, Wells Fargo, Fdcpa, U S Court of Appeals, Colorado Supreme Court, Brosnan, Constitutional Accountability Center, 10th Circuit, Merits Cases


Justices release January calendar

The Supreme Court will ring in 2019 with a nearly full argument calendar. Today the justices released the calendar for the January 2019 sitting, which begins on January 7. The justices will hear oral argument in five cases (two per day on Monday and Tuesday, followed by one on Wednesday) during the first week of the sitting; during the second week, they will hear oral argument in six cases, two per day from Monday through Wednesday. One of the last cases of the sitting will be familiar to eight ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, United States, Food And Drug Administration, Medicare, Jackson, Blair, Howe, Department of Health and Human Services, Tennessee Valley Authority, Kavanaugh, Herrera, Thacker, Goldstein Russell, Rimini Street Inc, Merits Cases


Justices clean up cert docket before summer recess

James Ho may have been confirmed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit late last year, but today the Supreme Court ruled that a case that he filed before taking the bench, on behalf of a Kansas woman who alleged that police officers violated her civil rights when they tried to stop her from praying in her own apartment, can go forward. The justices emphasized that the lower courts should have interpreted her pleadings more generously because she had acted as her own lawyer in early pr...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, United States, Wyoming, Kansas, North Carolina, Hyatt, Charlotte, Thomas, Raleigh, John Roberts, HARRIS, Cooper


Relist Watch: The final countdown

John Elwood provides his best guess about October Term 2017’s last relists. Every June, before the justices leave town, they have one last impromptu conference to consider – and usually dispose of – all the cases relisted after their last scheduled conference. In recent years, that has overwhelmingly happened on the last Monday of June, which is also typically when the court hands down the last opinions of the term; the resulting order list is usually released the following day. They’re running ...
Tags: Hope, Featured, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Greece, Law, Congress, Merck, Indiana, United States, Wyoming, Missouri, Idaho, Food And Drug Administration, Miami, Evans


Petition of the day

The petition of the day is: Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus LLP 17-1307 Issue: Whether the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act applies to non-judicial foreclosure proceedings. The post Petition of the day appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Law, Cases in the Pipeline, Obduskey, McCarthy Holthus LLP