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Recent Decisions

Sause v. Bauer (June 28, 2018)
First Amendment issues involved in a police order that plaintiff stop praying require consideration of Fourth Amendment issues concerning why the officers were present in plaintiff's home and what they wanted plaintiff to do.

Sexton v. Beaudreaux (June 28, 2018)
Supreme Court reversed a grant of habeas relief by the Ninth Circuit.

North Carolina v. Covington (June 28, 2018)
Supreme Court affirms, in part, North Carolina district court's remedy in a case alleging racial gerrymandering.

Janus v. State, County, and Municipal Employees (June 27, 2018)
States and public-sector unions may no longer extract agency fees from nonconsenting employees.

Florida v. Georgia (June 27, 2018)
Special Master is required to make extensive, specific factual findings to determine whether a remedy could be fashioned in a dispute between states concerning the apportionment of the waters of an interstate river basin.

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Latest Supreme Court News

The Senate: Affirmative Action for White People
The New York Times,
And why it’s time to make Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., the 51st and 52nd states.

Code Name Jane: The Women Behind a Covert Abortion Network
The New York Times,
In the years before abortion became legal, a clandestine group helped women with unwanted pregnancies get around the law.

Less Divisive Ways to Pick a Justice
The New York Times,
We asked readers how to make confirmations less partisan and contentious. Here are some of their ideas.

Now available on Oyez: This week’s oral argument audio aligned with the transcripts
SCOTUSblog,
Oyez has posted the aligned audio and transcripts from this week’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court. The court heard argument this week in: Stokeling v. United States United States v. Stitt Nielsen v. Preap Air and Liquid Systems Corp. v. DeVries The post Now available on Oyez: This week’s oral argument audio aligned with the transcripts appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

Brett M. Kavanaugh Oath Ceremony
Supreme Court of the United States,
The Honorable Brett M. Kavanaugh will be sworn in as the 102nd Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on October 6, 2018. Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., will administer the Constitutional Oath and retired Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy will administer the Judicial Oath in a private ceremony later today in the Justices' Conference Room at the Supreme Court. Both oaths will be administered so that he can begin to participate in the work of the Court immediately. A formal investiture...

Could the Conservative Attack on the Administrative State be Good for Net Neutrality—and for Progressive Regulation More Generally?
Justia's Verdict,
Cornell law professor Michael C. Dorf anticipates the possible next steps in the federal government’s lawsuit against California over the state’s new law mandating net neutrality. Dorf explains why, if conservative scholars and Supreme Court justices succeed in what seems to be their goal of weakening federal regulatory agencies, that could ironically be a boon to net neutrality and to government regulation more broadly.

Current Supreme Court Justices

John G. Roberts, Jr.
John G. Roberts, Jr.
Chief Justice of the United States
Clarence Thomas
Clarence Thomas
Associate Justice
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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