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Recent Decisions

West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (June 30, 2022)
The “best system of emission reduction” identified by the EPA in the Clean Power Plan was not within the authority granted to the Agency in Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act.

Biden v. Texas (June 30, 2022)
The rescission of the Migrant Protection Protocols (Remain in Mexico policy) did not violate the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Torres v. Texas Department of Public Safety (June 29, 2022)
In a case under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, Texas is not protected by sovereign immunity; by ratifying the Constitution, the state agreed that its sovereignty would yield to the national power to raise and support the Armed Forces.

Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta (June 29, 2022)
The federal government and the state have concurrent jurisdiction to prosecute crimes committed by non-Indians against Indians in Indian country.

Concepcion v. United States (June 27, 2022)
The First Step Act of 2018 allows district courts to consider intervening changes of law or fact in exercising their discretion to reduce a sentence.

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Latest Supreme Court News

Top State Judges Make a Rare Plea in a Momentous Supreme Court Election Case
The New York Times,
In a surprising filing, state chief justices opposed an argument pressed by Republicans — that state legislatures may set federal election rules unconstrained by state constitutions.

Top State Judges Make a Rare Plea in a Momentous Supreme Court Election Case
The New York Times,
In a surprising filing, state chief justices opposed an argument pressed by Republicans — that state legislatures may set federal election rules unconstrained by state constitutions.

Alabama Postpones Execution of Alan Miller Using Method He Fears, Reports Say
The New York Times,
Prison officials tried to insert an I.V. line for Alan Eugene Miller’s execution, but had to halt before his death warrant expired at midnight. The state said the execution would be rescheduled.

Justice Jackson Investiture Ceremony
Supreme Court of the United States,
A formal investiture ceremony for Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson will take place at a special sitting of the Supreme Court in the Courtroom at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 30. Justice Jackson was sworn in as the 104th Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on June 30, 2022. The investiture is purely ceremonial and attendance is by invitation only. Press seating of the Courtroom ceremony will be limited and by reservation. Requests for seating must be received by the Public Information...

SCOTUS Animal Welfare Case Could Implicate State Power to Ban Abortion Pills
Justia's Verdict,
Cornell Law professor Michael C. Dorf comments on a case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court involving a challenge by the pork industry to a California law—Proposition 12—that was adopted by referendum in 2018. Professor Dorf explains why Supreme Court should uphold Prop 12 against the plaintiffs’ “dormant” Commerce Clause claims, and he considers the implications of that holding on state power to ban abortion pills from other states.

Affirmative action cases up first in November argument calendar
SCOTUSblog,
The Supreme Court will kick off its November argument session with the highest-profile cases of that session: challenges to the consideration of race in the admissions process at Harvard and the University of North Carolina. That news came with the release of the November argument... The post Affirmative action cases up first in November argument calendar appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

Current Supreme Court Justices

John G. Roberts, Jr.
John G. Roberts, Jr.
Chief Justice of the United States
Clarence Thomas
Clarence Thomas
Associate Justice
Stephen G. Breyer
Stephen G. Breyer
Associate Justice
Samuel A. Alito, Jr.
Samuel A. Alito, Jr.
Associate Justice
Sonia Sotomayor
Sonia Sotomayor
Associate Justice
Elena Kagan
Elena Kagan
Associate Justice
Neil M. Gorsuch
Neil M. Gorsuch
Associate Justice
Brett M. Kavanaugh
Brett M. Kavanaugh
Associate Justice
Amy Coney Barrett
Amy Coney Barrett
Associate Justice

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