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Military jurisdiction and two cases on arbitration and wage disputes

Petitions of the week By Andrew Hamm on Sep 17, 2021 at 3:17 pm This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, whether the Constitution limits court-martial jurisdiction over retired servicemembers, whether a plaintiff must prove prejudice to show that a defendant waived a right to arbitrate, […]

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Kentucky’s big bet and Monsanto’s Roundup warnings

By Andrew Hamm on Sep 10, 2021 at 2:49 pm SCOTUS turtles This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, whether Kentucky can recover $870 million from an online poker platform to recoup Kentuckians’ losses and whether federal approval of Roundup can protect Monsanto from violations under […]

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North Carolina’s voter-ID lawsuit, racial bias in juries and a veteran’s disability claim

Petitions of the week By Andrew Hamm on Sep 3, 2021 at 7:28 pm The west wall frieze This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, whether two North Carolina legislators may intervene in a case challenging the state’s voter-ID law, whether a Black man on death […]

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Billboard taxes, the mailbox rule and expungement jurisdiction

Petitions of the week By Andrew Hamm on Aug 27, 2021 at 9:12 pm This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, how the First Amendment constrains taxes on billboard owners, whether the “mailbox rule” applies to prisoners represented by counsel, and the scope of district courts’ […]

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Fallout from McGirt and testimony about future crimes

PETITIONS OF THE WEEK By Mitchell Jagodinski on Aug 20, 2021 at 8:48 pm This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, a direct challenge to the court’s ruling in McGirt v. Oklahoma, a confrontation clause question involving statements about possible future crimes, and a split over […]

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Religious liberty and patent validity

PETITIONS OF THE WEEK By Mitchell Jagodinski on Aug 13, 2021 at 5:23 pm This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, the autonomy of faith-based nonprofits to hire only candidates who share their religious beliefs, and Apple’s attempt to shake up the process for contesting patent […]

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Limits on SEC enforcement and the power of state AGs to avoid arbitration

PETITIONS OF THE WEEK By Mitchell Jagodinski on Aug 6, 2021 at 5:09 pm This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, the limits of the Security and Exchange Commission’s independent authority to enforce a statute that it was not explicitly empowered by Congress to enforce, and […]

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Intervention in Title IX proceedings and unlawful disclosures under the Privacy Act

PETITIONS OF THE WEEK By Mitchell Jagodinski on Jul 30, 2021 at 6:47 pm This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, the necessary burden that must be met to intervene in litigation on the side of the government, and the showing required to establish traceability for […]

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High-speed pursuit liability and other questions surrounding police activities

PETITIONS OF THE WEEK By Mitchell Jagodinski on Jul 23, 2021 at 4:56 pm This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, the proper standard of liability applied to police high-speed driving incidents, the relevance of training and law enforcement policies in qualified-immunity cases, and whether the […]

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Abortion restrictions and Ted Cruz’s campaign contributions

PETITIONS OF THE WEEK By Mitchell Jagodinski on Jul 16, 2021 at 5:16 pm This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, another case involving state abortion restrictions, as well as a constitutional challenge to limits placed on the repayment of “personal loans” made by political candidates […]