Dunn v. Reeves (July 2, 2021)
Supreme Court reverses an Eleventh Circuit grant of habeas relief for a 1996 murder; the Alabama court did not unreasonably apply a categorical rule in evaluating the defendant's claim of ineffective assistance.
Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Bonta (July 1, 2021)
California's requirement that charities disclose the names and addresses of major donors is facially invalid as burdening donors’ First Amendment rights and not narrowly tailored to an important government interest.
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Supreme Court upholds Arizona voting rules that discount the votes of those who vote at the wrong precinct and that make it a crime for any person other than a postal worker, an elections official, or a voter’s caregiver, family member, or household member to knowingly collect an early ballot.
PennEast Pipeline Co. v. New Jersey (June 29, 2021)
The holder of a FERC certificate of public convenience and necessity to build a natural gas pipeline may exercise the federal eminent domain power to obtain necessary rights-of-way.
Johnson v. Guzman-Chavez (June 29, 2021)
Aliens subject to reinstated orders of removal are not entitled to bond hearings while seeking withholding of removal; their removal orders are "administratively final."
Latest Supreme Court News
Supreme Court Urged to Reject Mississippi’s Attack on Roe v. Wade
The New York Times,
In a new brief in a major abortion case, a clinic and a doctor asked the court to strike down a state law largely banning the procedure after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
Amy Coney Barrett Says Supreme Court's Work Not Affected By Politics
The New York Times,
“To say the court’s reasoning is flawed is different from saying the court is acting in a partisan manner,” Justice Amy Coney Barrett said.
The Texas Abortion Law: Here's How it Works
The New York Times,
There is little precedent for the provision that deputizes ordinary citizens to enforce an effective ban on abortions — and offers them a financial incentive to do so.
Press Release Regarding Upcoming Oral Argument Sessions
Supreme Court of the United States,
The Court will hear all oral arguments scheduled for the October, November, and December sessions in the Courtroom. Courtroom access will be limited to the Justices, essential Court personnel, counsel in the scheduled cases, and journalists with full-time press credentials issued by the Supreme Court. Out of concern for the health and safety of the public and Supreme Court employees, the Courtroom sessions will not be open to the public. The Court will continue to closely monitor public health...
The Court’s Partisan Rules on Executive Power
Steven D. Schwinn, a professor of law at the University of Illinois Chicago John Marshall Law School argues that the Supreme Court’s order last week effectively striking down the COVID-19 eviction moratorium issued by the Centers for Disease Control reflects the Court’s highly partisan approach to executive authority. Professor Schwinn points out that only partisanship can explain why Court upheld the Trump administration’s travel ban in Trump v. Hawaii and struck down the Biden administration’s eviction moratorium.
Justices issue summer orders, add two new immigration cases to merits docket
The Supreme Court added two new immigration cases to its docket for the 2021-22 term on Monday morning, granting a pair of petitions filed by the federal government. The relatively rare mid-summer additions came as part of the court’s regularly scheduled summer order list, which... The post Justices issue summer orders, add two new immigration cases to merits docket appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
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