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Two petitions from North Carolina seek to resolve pay and benefits for public employees

Petitions of the Week By Kalvis Golde on Jul 3, 2022 at 9:50 pm The Petitions of the Week column highlights a selection of cert petitions recently filed in the Supreme Court. A list of all petitions we’re watching is available here. This week, we highlight cert petitions that ask the court to consider, among […]

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Another gun case waits in the wings

Petitions of the Week By Kalvis Golde on Jun 25, 2022 at 11:29 pm The Petitions of the Week column highlights a selection of cert petitions recently filed in the Supreme Court. A list of all petitions we’re watching is available here. On Thursday, the court issued its first major ruling on the Second Amendment […]

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Pennsylvania’s congressional map returns to the court

Petitions of the Week By Kalvis Golde on Jun 17, 2022 at 5:24 pm The Petitions of the Week column highlights a selection of cert petitions recently filed in the Supreme Court. A list of all petitions we’re watching is available here. Much attention has been devoted recently to the increased calls for emergency relief […]

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Vaccine requirements, cancer claims, and circuit splits

RELIST WATCH By John Elwood on Jun 16, 2022 at 1:04 pm The Relist Watch column examines cert petitions that the Supreme Court has “relisted” for its upcoming conference. A short explanation of relists is available here.  As October Term 2021 winds to a close, the Supreme Court is holding its penultimate scheduled conference this […]

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Medical marijuana money and purses without probable cause

PETITIONS OF THE WEEK By Kalvis Golde on Jun 10, 2022 at 6:06 pm The Petitions of the Week column highlights a selection of cert petitions recently filed in the Supreme Court. A list of all petitions we’re watching is available here. Can a police officer rummage through your purse if they find you in […]

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The return of the vaccine mandate for health workers and sovereign immunity for a Turkish bank

PETITIONS OF THE WEEK By Andrew Hamm on Jun 3, 2022 at 5:07 pm This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for health care workers, and a Turkish bank’s immunity claim. In Missouri v. Biden, the justices face a petition asking […]

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Are timing limits on property owners’ claims jurisdictional?

RELIST WATCH By John Elwood on Jun 2, 2022 at 12:48 pm The Relist Watch column examines cert petitions that the Supreme Court has “relisted” for its upcoming conference. A short explanation of relists is available here. It’s now June — the home stretch of the Supreme Court’s term, and yet there are still 33 […]

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Beards and Brady (i.e., religious freedom and criminal procedure)

Petitions of the week By Andrew Hamm on May 27, 2022 at 4:54 pm This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, whether Georgia corrections can prevent a Muslim prisoner from growing an untrimmed beard in accordance with his religious beliefs, and whether defendants can only bring […]

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A capital case that tests the right to represent oneself at trial

RELIST WATCH By John Elwood on May 26, 2022 at 11:45 am The Relist Watch column examines cert petitions that the Supreme Court has “relisted” for its upcoming conference. A short explanation of relists is available here. We have two new cases to discuss this week — one unequivocal relist, and one kinda-sorta relist. Like […]

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Non-unanimous acquittals and attorney-client privilege

PETITIONS OF THE WEEK By Andrew Hamm on May 20, 2022 at 11:52 pm This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, whether the justices’ decision to prevent non-unanimous convictions in Louisiana also prohibits Puerto Rico from authorizing non-unanimous acquittals, and whether a law firm can protect […]