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Artis v. District of Columbia (January 22, 2018)
Under 28 U.S.C. 1367(d), the limitations period for state claims filed in federal court is suspended while such claims are pending in federal court and for 30 days after dismissal by the federal court.
District of Columbia v. Wesby (January 22, 2018)
Conditions at the house and behavior of the partygoers gave officers reason to infer that the partygoers knew that their use of the house was unauthorized and probable cause to arrest the partygoers.
National Association of Manufacturers. v. Department of Defense (January 22, 2018)
Challenges to the Environmental Protection Agency's “Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule" must be filed in federal district courts.
Tharpe v. Sellers (January 8, 2018)
Supreme Court vacates the Eleventh Circuit's denial of a certificate of appealability in a case where the defendant presented evidence that a juror's racial prejudice affected the juror's vote for the death penalty.
In Re United States (December 20, 2017)
The Court vacated a judgment by the Ninth Circuit upholding a district court order that required the federal government to complete the administrative record filed in a proceeding brought to prevent the repeal of the Deferred Action in Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
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Opinion analysis: Challenges to the WOTUS rule must begin in district court
The federal government’s attempts to define the statutory phrase “waters of the United States” — and in turn, to establish the geographic reach of the federal government’s regulatory authority under the Clean Water Act — have repeatedly spurred litigation over the years. Most recently, when the Obama administration issued the “Clean Water Rule,” also known…
Opinion analysis: Police prevail in the case of “Peaches” and the party
Almost 10 years ago, Theodore Wesby attended a party in the northeast section of Washington, D.C., that his own attorney would later describe as “raucous.” There were strippers offering lap dances, plenty of alcohol, people having sex upstairs, and (at least the smell of) marijuana. The celebration ended abruptly, however, when police received complaints about…
Supreme Court Considers a Raucous Party and an Endangered Frog
The New York Times,
The Supreme Court ruled that the police were entitled to arrest partygoers in a vacant house and will hear the case of the dusky gopher frog.
This week’s oral argument audio now available on Oyez
Oyez has posted audio and transcripts from this week’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court. The court heard argument this week in: Hall v. Hall Dalmazzi v. United States Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro McCoy v. Louisiana The post This week’s oral argument audio now available on Oyez appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Why Justice Gorsuch May Have Avoided the Word “Privacy” at the Carpenter Oral Argument
Cornell University law professor Sherry F. Colb comments on the recent oral argument in Carpenter v. United States, in which the US Supreme Court will consider whether the Fourth Amendment requires the government to obtain a warrant before demanding that a cell phone service provider reveal location data about a target’s phone for a certain period of time. Colb notes that during oral argument, the Court’s newest justice, Justice Neil Gorsuch, conspicuously avoided using the word “privacy”—a choice that Colb suggests reflects his views on substantive due process and the rights that flow from that constitutional principle, such as abortion and physician assistance in dying.
Revisions to the Rules of the Court
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The Supreme Court of the United States has adopted a revised version of the Rules of the Court. The revisions to the Rules are necessary to implement the Court’s electronic filing system. The revised version will take effect on November 13, 2017 when the electronic filing system will begin operation. New Rule 29.7 provides that filers who are represented by counsel must submit documents through the electronic filing system in conformity with “Guidelines for the...
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