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Climate change at the Supreme Court

SCOTUStalk By SCOTUStalk on Jul 1, 2022 at 6:08 pm In the last opinion of the term, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in favor of a group of Republican-led states and coal companies to limit the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate carbon emissions system-wide. Amy sits down with investigative journalist and host of Drilled, […]

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Supreme Court curtails EPA’s authority to fight climate change

OPINION ANALYSIS By Amy Howe on Jun 30, 2022 at 12:57 pm The Environmental Protection Agency building in Washington, D.C. (Erik Cox Photography via Shutterstock) The Supreme Court on Thursday truncated the Environmental Protection Agency’s power to regulate greenhouse gases. The ruling may hamper President Joe Biden’s plan to fight climate change and could limit […]

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In 5-4 ruling, court dramatically expands the power of states to prosecute crimes on reservations

OPINION ANALYSIS By Matthew L.M. Fletcher on Jun 29, 2022 at 12:35 pm On the second-to-last day of the 2021-22 term, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that Oklahoma — and all other states — possesses concurrent jurisdiction with the federal government over crimes committed by non-Indians against Indians in Indian country, wiping away centuries of […]

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Demonstrators converge outside Supreme Court after Dobbs decision

SCOTUS NEWS By SCOTUSblog on Jun 24, 2022 at 6:33 pm Activists on both sides of the abortion debate gathered outside the Supreme Court on Friday after the court issued its decision overturning Roe v. Wade. Amid an extensive police presence, protests remained largely peaceful as opponents of abortion rights cheered with joy and supporters […]

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Supreme Court overturns constitutional right to abortion

SCOTUS NEWS By Amy Howe on Jun 24, 2022 at 10:13 am Supporters and opponents of abortion rights protested in front of the Supreme Court on Friday. (Katie Barlow) This article was updated on June 24 at 11:43 a.m. The Supreme Court on Friday eliminated the constitutional right to obtain an abortion, casting aside 49 […]

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In 6-3 ruling, court strikes down New York’s concealed-carry law

SCOTUS NEWS By Amy Howe on Jun 23, 2022 at 10:36 am The Supreme Court remains surrounded by a security barrier as the court nears the end of its term. (Katie Barlow) This article was updated on June 23 at 12:03 p.m. The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a New York handgun-licensing law that […]

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Justices validate denial of insurance coverage for outpatient dialysis

OPINION ANALYSIS By Ronald Mann on Jun 21, 2022 at 11:46 am The court rejected a claim from DaVita Inc. that low health insurance reimbursement rates violated federal law. (APN Photography via Shutterstock) Tuesday’s opinion in Marietta Memorial Hospital Employee Health Benefit Plan v. DaVita Inc. laid out a roadmap for private insurers to shift […]

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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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Justices curtail ability to get discovery in U.S. court for use in international arbitrations

OPINION ANALYSIS By Minyao Wang on Jun 17, 2022 at 11:20 am In a decision that was much anticipated in the international business community, the Supreme Court on Monday clarified the scope of 28 U.S.C. § 1782, which allows an interested party to obtain discovery in the United States “for use in a proceeding in […]

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In far cry from usual textualism, court rejects veteran’s attempt to reopen a benefits denial based on legal error

OPINION ANALYSIS By Anita Krishnakumar on Jun 17, 2022 at 10:08 am On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that a VA benefits decision that was based on an agency regulation in effect at the time the decision was rendered does not constitute “clear and unmistakable error” even if the agency regulation is later deemed […]