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Friday round-up

Yesterday, the challengers in Department of Commerce v. U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, a dispute over discovery in a challenge to the government’s decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census, asked the justices to dismiss the case, arguing that a district court decision earlier this week that barred the government from adding the question has rendered the Supreme Court case moot. Amy Howe has this blog’s coverage, which first appeared at Howe on th...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, East Coast, Round-up, Reuters, U S Supreme Court, Lawrence Hurley, Howe, Adam Feldman, Department of Commerce, Andrew Chung, Heritage Foundation, Amy Howe, Ross Guberman, National Law Journal, Tony Mauro


Thursday round-up

For this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court, Amy Howe analyzes yesterday’s oral argument in Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association v. Blair, a challenge to Tennessee’s durational residency requirements for liquor licensing. For The Washington Post, Robert Barnes reports that “Supreme Court justices indicated … that they thought Tennessee’s tough residency requirements for those who want to run liquor stores have more to do with protecting in-state economic interests...
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Court, Bloomberg, United States, Tennessee, Medicare, Jackson, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, The Washington Post, Trump, Round-up, Reuters, U S Supreme Court


Wednesday round-up

This morning the Supreme Court wraps up its January session with oral arguments in two cases. First on the agenda is a reargument in Knick v. Township of Scott, Pennsylvania, which asks whether the court should reconsider a precedent that requires property owners to exhaust state remedies before bringing federal takings claims under the Constitution. Miriam Seifter had this blog’s preview. Isaac Syed and Yuexin Angela Zhu preview the case for Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. The...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Kentucky, Court, United States, Tennessee, Faa, Round-up, TVA, U S Supreme Court, John Roberts, Mark Joseph Stern, Blair, Howe, Ian Millhiser, Samuel Alito


Tuesday round-up

This morning the justices will hear oral argument in two cases. The first is Home Depot U.S.A. Inc. v. Jackson, which involves the ability of a third-party class-action defendant to remove a counterclaim from state court to federal court. Ronald Mann previewed the case for this blog. Basem Besada and Isaac Idicula have a preview for Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute, and Subscript Law provides a graphic explainer. [Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, California, Washington Post, Tennessee, Jackson, Securities And Exchange Commission, Round-up, Whitaker, Robert Barnes, Blair, Michaels, Howe, Carpenter, Department of Health and Human Services, Henry Schein Inc


Monday round-up

This morning the justices begin the second week of the January sitting with two oral arguments. First up is Thacker v. Tennessee Valley Authority, in which the court will decide whether an implied discretionary function exception bars a negligence claim against the TVA. Gregory Sisk previewed the case for this blog. Ushin Hong and Russell Mendelson have a preview at Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. This morning’s second argument is in Rimini Street Inc. v. Oracle USA Inc., which...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, White House, Court, United States, Wyoming, New York Times, Fox News, Npr, Oklahoma, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Cornell, Hyatt, Round-up, Reuters


Friday round-up

Briefly: Joan Biskupic reports at CNN that “Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s cancer surgery and ongoing recuperation have cast an atmosphere of uncertainty over the Supreme Court at a critical time for its future and as the legal fate of several controversial White House policies hang in the balance.” At the Goldwater Institute’s In Defense of Liberty blog, Jacob Huebert urges the justices to hear a challenge to an Illinois campaign-finance law and to “and make clear that governments cannot use co...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, White House, Cnn, Illinois, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Round-up, Adam Feldman, Heritage Foundation, Kavanaugh, Brunetti, Goldwater Institute, Joan Biskupic, Iancu, RBG, Elizabeth Slattery


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


Wednesday round-up

The justices wrap up the first week of the January session today with one oral argument, in Franchise Tax Board of California v. Hyatt, in which the court will consider whether to overrule a precedent that allows a state to be sued in the courts of another state without its consent. Richard Re previewed the case for this blog. Clotilde Le Roy and Jarrett Field have a preview at Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. In his first Supreme Court opinion, Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote for...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Court, America, Bloomberg, Cnn, New York Times, New Orleans, Fox News, Republican, Economist, Hyatt, Trump, Round-up


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


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


Friday round-up

Briefly: Tony Mauro reports at Law.com that “Justice Samuel Alito Jr., who until now recused himself in a pending copyright case, Rimini Street Inc. v. Oracle USA Inc., will participate after all”; “[b]ecause of a family inheritance several years ago, Alito and his wife have had holdings in numerous corporations, unlike most other justices,” [and Alito] has sold several of the stocks over time, often in anticipation of an oral argument that posed a conflict of interest.” At Rewire.News, Jessica...
Tags: Google, Usa, Supreme Court, Law, Court, Bloomberg, Tennessee, Trump, Round-up, Frank, U S Supreme Court, Whitaker, Blair, Roberts, Fifth Circuit, Alito


Thursday round-up

Briefly: For the ABA Journal, Mark Walsh previews Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association v. Blair, a challenge to Tennessee’s durational residency requirements for liquor licensing, noting that “[o]ne thing seems clear: Some 85 years after the 21st Amendment was ratified, lower courts are still eager to get further guidance from the Supreme Court.” In an op-ed for The New York Times, Linda Greenhouse takes issue with Justice Clarence Thomas’ increasingly influential argument that, by re...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Tennessee, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, ABA Journal, Round-up, Blair, Richardson, Ginsburg, Gilbert Sullivan, James Madison, Clarence Thomas, Mark Walsh, Anthony Kennedy


Wednesday round-up

On Monday evening, Chief Justice John Roberts released his year-end report on the federal judiciary. Amy Howe writes for this blog that the report “focus[ed] on the judiciary’s response to allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace.” At Law.com, Tony Mauro notes that “[i]t was the second annual report in which Roberts discussed the need for the judiciary to take steps to end sexual harassment in the workplace and to make it easier for court employees to report improper conduct without run...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Fox News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Economist, American Legion, Trump, Round-up, U S Supreme Court, John Roberts, Hill, Roberts, Jess Bravin, Lydia Wheeler, Steven Mazie, Amy Howe


The 2018 Round-Up

As a new year dawns, it’s time to look back on my reading habits for the past twelve months, and pick out those books that really stood out for me this year. As I do so, it occurs to me that I didn’t do a 2017 round-up, thereby depriving my regular reader of the wisdom […]
Tags: Stephen King, Neal Stephenson, Top 10, Pierre Lemaitre, Round-up, James Smythe, John Connolly, Malcolm Mackay, Sam Gordon, Sarah Pinborough, Books_horror-novels, Lawrence Osborne, Joe Hill, George Saunders, Deon Meyer, Christopher Fowler


Monday round-up

Briefly: At The Economist’s Democracy in America blog, Steven Mazie notes that “[i]t has been a fairly quiet few months at the Supreme Court,” but “that may change as 2019 begins”: “The justices have already accepted three high-profile cases to be heard in the spring,” and their “next private conference on January 4th could include a range of hot-button cases that would shove the court further into the limelight.” At the Constitutional Law Prof Blog, Ruthann Robson writes that “[g]iven the rene...
Tags: Home Depot, Supreme Court, Law, Fox News, Jackson, Round-up, Roberts, Steven Mazie, Goldstein Russell, American Humanist Association, Robert Mueller, Walter Olson, The American Legion, Ruthann Robson, Devries, Gary McCaleb


Friday round-up

Briefly: At Bloomberg Law, Jordan Rubin reports on “the curious case of Bobby James Moore,” which “is knocking at the U.S. Supreme Court’s door again” after a state court found for a second time that Moore is not too intellectually disabled to be executed. Bill Mears reports for Fox News that the Supreme Court could be front and center again next year “in Donald Trump’s Washington,” as “[t]he justices are confronting a number of immigration-related legal challenges that could be added to the do...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Fox News, Donald Trump, American Legion, Trump, Round-up, U S Supreme Court, Moore, Goldstein Russell, Bladensburg Maryland, American Humanist Association, Tony Mauro, Marcia Coyle, Bill Mears


Thursday round-up

In op-ed for The Hill, Kristin Waggoner weighs in on American Legion v. American Humanist Association, an establishment clause challenge to the placement on public land of a World War I memorial shaped like a cross, maintaining that “[t]he sight of a cross-shaped memorial to fallen heroes moves many of us,” and … [n]othing legitimizes eliminating these noble sentiments from our political landscape because the symbols that evoke them might offend someone.” In an op-ed at USA Today, Alexandra McPh...
Tags: Usa, Supreme Court, Law, Bloomberg, Ap, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, American Legion, Trump, Round-up, U S Supreme Court, Adam Feldman, Goldstein Russell, American Humanist Association, Kimberly Robinson, the Court, Jordan Rubin


Wednesday round-up

Briefly: A.O. Scott reviews “On the Basis of Sex,” a new movie about the early career of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, writing in The New York Times that “[t]his is, almost literally, the story of how Ginsburg found her voice.” At Law and Liberty, Mark Pulliam argues that after last term’s decision in union-fees case Janus v. AFSCME, “[t]he rationale for upholding compulsory dues to unified bar associations has been discredited,” and that “the Court’s recent action in Fleck v. Wetch, overturning...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, North Dakota, New York Times, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Round-up, Scott, Ginsburg, Janus, Fleck, Eighth Circuit, AFSCME, Mark Pulliam, the Court, Wetch


Monday round-up

Amy Howe reports for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court, that on Saturday “the Supreme Court was asked to step into a clash over a grand jury subpoena that is widely believed to be related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into interference in the 2016 election,” when, “[i]n a filing made under seal, an unnamed corporation … apparently asked the justices to block the subpoena after the lower courts refused to do so”; on Sunday Chief Justice John Roberts...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court, Bloomberg, Cnn, United States, New York Times, Fox News, Npr, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, Round-up, John Roberts, Larrabee, The Supreme Court, Roberts


Friday round-up

Briefly:  In an op-ed for The New York Times, Linda Greenhouse considers what the justices’ recent refusal to hear “appeals by two states that had tried to terminate Planned Parenthood’s status as a Medicaid provider” “impli[es] for the future of the Roberts court.” At the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center, Daryl Joseffer and Ashley Parrish write that Frank v. Gaos, in which the court has been asked to make it harder for companies to settle class-action lawsuits without providing direct compensati...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Round-up, Frank, Roberts, U S Fish and Wildlife Service, Weyerhaeuser Company, Daryl Joseffer, New York Times Linda Greenhouse, GAOS, Elizabeth Slattery, Keith Bradley, Ashley Parrish, U S Chamber Litigation Center


Thursday round-up

Briefly: At Reason’s Hit and Run blog, Jacob Sullum writes that Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association v. Blair, a challenge to Tennessee’s durational residency requirements for liquor licensing that will be argued next month, “provides an opportunity for the Court to clarify the interaction between the 21st Amendment, which gives states broad authority to regulate (or ban) alcoholic beverages, and the Commerce Clause, which aims to promote free trade among the states and has been under...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Bloomberg, Tennessee, Round-up, Noah Feldman, Blair, Jacob Sullum, Brett Kavanaugh, Tennessee Wine Spirits Retailers Association


Wednesday round-up

At NPR, Nina Totenberg reports that “[a] specially appointed federal panel of judges has dismissed all 83 ethics complaints brought against Justice Brett Kavanaugh regarding his conduct at his confirmation hearings,” “conclud[ing] that while the complaints ‘are serious,’ there is no existing authority that allows lower court judges to investigate or discipline Supreme Court justices.” Additional coverage comes from Kevin Daley at The Daily Caller, Joan Biskupic at CNN, Samuel Chamberlain at Fox ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Npr, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Aba, Round-up, U S Supreme Court, Robert Barnes, Richard Wolf, Ginsburg, Nina Totenberg, Kavanaugh, Joan Biskupic


Tuesday round-up

Briefly: At Bloomberg Law, Jordan Rubin reports that “[p]rosecuting federal hate-crime charges after events such as mass shootings could get trickier if the U.S. Supreme Court rules for the defendant in a case getting more notice for its potential impact on President Donald Trump’s pardon power,” Gamble v. United States, which asks whether the Supreme Court should overrule an exception to the double jeopardy clause that allows a defendant to be prosecuted for the same crime in both federal ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Indiana, Atlantic, United States, Social Security, Oklahoma, Donald Trump, Round-up, U S Supreme Court, Murphy, Baltimore County, Gamble, Baltimore Sun, Carpenter


10 Out of 10, Would Bake Again

Cookies, cookies everywhere, and not enough time to bake! We’re in the final stretch of the Christmas preamble, which means it’s now or never for holiday cookie platter planning. The options are truly endless, as every blogger and their best friend has the “perfect” recipe that will change your life, must go on your list right this minute, and may very well be the secret to world peace. Hyperbole aside, there are really no bad cookies out there, especially when given as a gift of good will, so w...
Tags: Food, Holidays, Christmas, Recipes, Cookies, Baking, Dessert, Vegan, Round-up, Baking / Cooking, Pumpkin Spice Blondies, Persimmon Oatmeal Cookies


Monday round-up

At Bloomberg, Greg Stohr reports that “[t]he Trump administration is aggressively trying to take advantage of the U.S. Supreme Court’s new conservative majority, digging deep into the court’s rulebook to seek quick action on divisive issues.” Ariane de Vogue reports at CNN that “[t]he court, with its strong 5-4 conservative majority, is facing requests from an aggressive Trump administration to weigh in early on many of its most controversial policies in areas including immigration, LBGT rights,...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Virginia, Bloomberg, Cnn, Donald Trump, Abc News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, Round-up, U S Supreme Court, Howe, Greg Stohr, Wilkie, Amy Howe, Kisor


Friday round-up

Amy Howe reports for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court, that the federal government yesterday asked the Supreme Court to allow it to enforce the Trump administration’s ban on service in the military by transgender people while its appeals of adverse decisions in three cases play out in the lower courts. At CNN, Ariane de Vogue and Devan Cole report that “[t]he administration already has a pending request for the Supreme Court to bypass the lower courts and take up a c...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court, America, Bloomberg, Department Of Justice, Wall Street Journal, Economist, Trump, Round-up, Thomas, John Roberts, Josh Blackman, Howe, Steven Mazie, Clarence Thomas


Thursday round-up

Briefly: At CNBC, Tucker Higgins reports that “Justice Brett Kavanaugh has only been on the bench for two months, but a controversial decision announced this week has abortion opponents starting to worry that he may not be the ally on the high court that they expected.” Lyle Denniston reports at Constitution Daily that “[a] group of Maryland Republican voters, claiming that they were penalized for supporting their party’s candidates in the polling booth, asked the Supreme Court on Tuesday to ma...
Tags: Apple, Florida, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Montana, America, West Virginia, Pepper, United States, North Carolina, Cnbc, Round-up, Lyle Denniston, Greenwire, Gamble


Wednesday round-up

Amy Howe reports for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court, that the Trump administration yesterday asked the Supreme Court to put a hold on a lower-court ruling that bars enforcement of a new policy prohibiting immigrants who enter the country illegally across the U.S.-Mexico border from requesting asylum. Additional coverage comes from Robert Barnes for The Washington Post, Andrew Chung at Reuters, Bob Egelko at the San Francisco Chronicle, Michael Burke at The Hill, Gr...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Mexico, Court, San Francisco, Fox News, Donald Trump, Medicaid, Justice Department, Robbins, Trump, Round-up, Reuters, U S Supreme Court, Robert Barnes


Tuesday round-up

Yesterday the Supreme Court issued additional orders from its conference last Friday, adding one case to its merits docket. Amy Howe covers the order list for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court. At Education Week’s School Law Blog, Mark Walsh reports that the court agreed to review Kisor v. Wilkie, which raises “an important question about when courts should defer to a federal agency’s interpretation of its own ambiguous regulations.” Additional coverage comes from Ton...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Bloomberg, Ap, United States, New York Times, Kansas, Louisiana, Usa Today, The Washington Post, Chevron, Medicaid, Courthouse News Service, Round-up, Mark Sherman


Monday round-up

Briefly: For The New York Times, Adam Liptak takes a look at the history behind “an awkward and illuminating tradition at the Supreme Court: the group photographs prepared when a new justice joins the court.” As Amy Howe reports for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court, on Friday the justices issued orders from their private conference; they added one case to their merits docket: maritime-law dispute The Dutra Group v. Batterton. At CNN, Joan Biskupic reports that Justi...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court, Tennessee, New York Times, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Round-up, Blair, Howe, Adam Liptak, Stephen Breyer, Joan Biskupic, Amy Howe, National Law Journal, Tony Mauro, Dutra Group