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Roberts to Congress on court reforms: We’re on it

SCOTUS NEWS By Amy Howe on Dec 31, 2021 at 6:00 pm Chief Justice John Roberts asks a question from the bench in March 2020. (Art Lien) Chief Justice John Roberts began his 2021 year-end report, as he so often does, with an anecdote from history to set the stage. But by the end of […]

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The morning read for Thursday, Dec. 30

WHAT WE’RE READING By James Romoser on Dec 30, 2021 at 9:25 am Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. To suggest a piece for us to consider, email us at roundup@scotusblog.com. Here’s the Thursday morning read: Posted in Round-up Recommended Citation: James […]

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The morning read for Wednesday, Dec. 29

WHAT WE’RE READING By James Romoser on Dec 29, 2021 at 10:29 am Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. To suggest a piece for us to consider, email us at roundup@scotusblog.com. Here’s the Wednesday morning read: Posted in Round-up Recommended Citation: James […]

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The morning read for Tuesday, Dec. 28

WHAT WE’RE READING By James Romoser on Dec 28, 2021 at 9:59 am Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. To suggest a piece for us to consider, email us at roundup@scotusblog.com. Here’s the Tuesday morning read: Posted in Round-up Recommended Citation: James […]

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Term limits, transparency, and other proposed Supreme Court fixes

SCOTUStalk By SCOTUStalk on Dec 27, 2021 at 5:16 pm Gabe Roth, the executive director of Fix the Court, discusses the Biden court commission’s final report and why he believes term limits are the superior court reform. If you have questions about the court, the justices, or an upcoming case, please email us at scotustalk@scotusblog.com. We […]

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The morning read for Monday, Dec. 27

In his 2021 year-end report, Chief Justice John Roberts argued that, amid growing calls for reforms to the federal judiciary, changes should come from within the court system itself — not from Congress. The report: https://www.supremecourt.gov/publicinfo/year-end/2021year-endreport.pdf Our story: https://www.scotusblog.com/2021/12/roberts-to-congress-on-court-reforms-were-on-it/ Source

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The Penobscot River and claims against military subcontractors

Petitions of the week By Andrew Hamm on Dec 24, 2021 at 4:31 pm This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, whether the Penobscot Nation has regulatory authority over the Penobscot River or only over certain islands in the river, and how broadly to construe the […]

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Trump asks justices to block the release of documents related to Jan. 6 riot

SCOTUS NEWS By Amy Howe on Dec 23, 2021 at 3:34 pm Former President Donald Trump’s supporters storm the Capitol building on January 6, 2020. (Thomas Hengge via Shutterstock) Former President Donald Trump came to the Supreme Court on Thursday, asking the justices to block the release of White House records to the congressional committee […]

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The morning read for Thursday, Dec. 23

WHAT WE’RE READING By James Romoser on Dec 23, 2021 at 10:10 am Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. To suggest a piece for us to consider, email us at roundup@scotusblog.com. Here’s the Thursday morning read: Posted in Round-up Recommended Citation: James […]

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Justices will hear arguments on Jan. 7 in challenges to Biden vaccine policies

SCOTUS NEWS By Amy Howe on Dec 22, 2021 at 8:55 pm President Joe Biden attends a White House meeting in September. (Naresh111 via Shutterstock) With COVID-19 cases surging across the country, the Supreme Court fast-tracked two disputes over the Biden administration’s efforts to expand vaccinations. In an unusual move, the justices announced on Wednesday […]