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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

How the Supreme Court Is Erasing Consequential Decisions in the Lower Courts
The New York Times,
The pace of these actions has increased in the past 22 months, neutralizing important civil rights and civil liberties decisions.

A Secret Campaign to Influence the Supreme Court
The New York Times,
Inside an evangelical minister’s yearslong effort.

Supreme Court Defends Alito After Breach Allegation
The New York Times,
The court reiterated Justice Alito’s statement that neither he nor his wife disclosed a 2014 contraception ruling that a minister claims to have learned before it was public.

In New York bid-rigging case, justices are dubious of the “right to control” theory of fraud
SCOTUSblog,
The Supreme Court heard oral argument on Monday in the case of Louis Ciminelli, an executive convicted of federal wire fraud in connection with bid-rigging to secure a $750 million New York state contract. The trial court informed a federal jury regarding a “right to... The post In New York bid-rigging case, justices are dubious of the “right to control” theory of fraud appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

Will the Supreme Court Respect the Respect for Marriage Act?
Justia's Verdict,
Cornell Law professor Michael C. Dorf explains the scope and limits of the Respect for Marriage Act (RMA), which would codify a federal right to same-sex marriage. Professor Dorf argues that while the RMA cannot guarantee marriage equality for the long run, for now, it seems like a sensible hedge against an increasingly reactionary Supreme Court.

Judge Robert M. Dow, Jr., named Counselor to the Chief Justice
Supreme Court of the United States,
The Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr., has been appointed by Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., as his new Counselor. Judge Dow will assume his position at the Supreme Court on December 5, 2022. He succeeds Jeffrey P. Minear, who retired on September 30, after 16 years as Counselor. Judge Dow currently serves as a judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. In accordance with 28 U.S.C. §133(b), he will assume full-time responsibility as the Counselor to the...

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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