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Petitions of the week: Abortion, alcohol, appointments and more

Posted Thu, July 30th, 2020 1:00 pm by Andrew Hamm This week we highlight cert petitions pending before the Supreme Court that ask the court to assess the constitutionality of a Mississippi abortion law, a Texas liquor law and a federal law governing the appointment of patent judges. In Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, […]

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Petitions of the week: Political donations, gun rights, the emoluments clause and more

Posted Thu, July 23rd, 2020 1:45 pm by Andrew Hamm This week we highlight cert petitions pending before the Supreme Court that ask the court to weigh in on a variety of hot-button constitutional and political issues. One petition, in Lieu v. Federal Election Commission, asks the court to decide whether federal limits on political […]

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Petitions of the week

Posted Wed, July 15th, 2020 10:04 am by Andrew Hamm This week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that ask the court to decide, among other things, whether a petitioner who has no available remedy in habeas, through no lack of diligence on his part, is barred by Heck v. Humphrey from pursuing a Section 1983 claim […]

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Relist Watch: The final countdown

Posted Thu, July 9th, 2020 9:15 am by SCOTUSblog SCOTUSblog reviews the relists at October Term 2019’s final conference. Before the justices leave town for the summer (or in this age of lockdown, stay home but change out of their “work” sweatpants into their “casual” sweatpants), they have one last impromptu conference to consider — […]

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Justices grant new cases, send Indiana abortion cases back for a new look

This morning the Supreme Court issued orders from the justices’ private conference yesterday. The justices granted five new cases, for a total of four additional hours of argument. The biggest news from the order list was the announcement (which I covered in a separate post) that the court will weigh in on whether the Department […]

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Court will take up dispute over secret materials from Mueller report

Amy Howe Independent Contractor and Reporter Posted Thu, July 2nd, 2020 10:26 am Posted Thu, July 2nd, 2020 10:26 am by Amy Howe This morning the Supreme Court issued orders from the justices’ private conference yesterday. The justices added another high-profile case to their docket for the fall, involving a dispute over efforts by members […]