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Medicaid, Medicare and House representation for the District of Columbia

By Andrew Hamm on Apr 16, 2021 at 5:20 pm This week we highlight cases that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, whether Florida’s Medicaid agency can recoup the cost of past medical expenses from a tort victim’s settlement fund that is intended to pay for future medical care, whether the federal […]

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Two cases alleging disability-based discrimination

Petitions of the week By Andrew Hamm on Apr 9, 2021 at 1:01 pm This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, the viability of certain types of disability-based claims under three federal statutes. One petition involves the Americans with Disabilities Act. Another involves the interaction of […]

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Voting by mail in Indiana and taxing tribes in New York

Petitions of the week By Andrew Hamm on Apr 2, 2021 at 12:44 pm This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, whether the 14th or 26th Amendments require Indiana to allow all voters to vote absentee by mail, regardless of age, and whether tribal sovereign immunity […]

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Video game characters and veterans’ benefits

Petitions of the week By Andrew Hamm on Mar 19, 2021 at 4:00 pm This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, when the First Amendment protects a video game’s digital image of someone else’s likeness without that person’s consent and when the effective date for a […]

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A habeas circuit split and Ohio’s public-sector unions

PETITIONS OF THE WEEK By Andrew Hamm on Mar 12, 2021 at 6:25 pm This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, when a habeas corpus filing is a barred “second or successive” petition and whether Ohio’s exclusive representation for public-sector unions violates non-consenting public-sector employees’ First […]

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Equal protection in Virginia and free exercise in Maine

Petitions of the week By Andrew Hamm on Mar 5, 2021 at 3:55 pm This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, whether Title IX and equal protection require a school district to allow transgender students to use the restrooms of their gender identities and whether free […]

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The Civil Rights Act, the Clean Air Act and the Sixth Amendment

PETITIONS OF THE WEEK By Andrew Hamm on Feb 19, 2021 at 7:36 pm This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, whether a Black man’s exposure to a racist epithet at work is “sufficiently severe” to constitute a hostile work environment in violation of the Civil […]

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3D-printed firearms and liability for police shootings

Petitions of the week By James Romoser on Feb 12, 2021 at 5:32 pm This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, when a state attorney general can be pulled into court in another state and when a police officer is immune from civil liability for fatally […]

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Justices take immigration cases off February calendar

SCOTUS News By Amy Howe on Feb 3, 2021 at 2:32 pm The Supreme Court on Wednesday removed two cases from its February argument session after the Biden administration began to unwind the two immigration policies being challenged in the cases. Although the release of an order list on a Wednesday morning during the justices’ […]

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The men-only draft and compelled iPhone passcodes

PETITIONS OF THE WEEK By Andrew Hamm on Jan 29, 2021 at 5:13 pm This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, whether the men-only draft is unlawful sex discrimination and whether law enforcement can compel testimony in the form of a phone passcode. The Military Selective […]