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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

Kavanaugh Could Unlock Funding for Religious Education, School Voucher Advocates Say
The New York Times,
Brett M. Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court could advance efforts to make publicly funded vouchers available to students attending religious schools.

Amber Tatro, Whose Suit Gave Rights to Disabled Students, Dies at 42
The New York Times,
Born with spina bifida, she was at the heart of a case seeking services that it said school districts were required to provide. The Supreme Court agreed.

“Casing” Brett Kavanaugh: Why Senate Hearings Can and Should Explore His Views on Past Supreme Court Cases, and at the Very Least His Views on Applying Originalism Where It Would Lead to Progressive Results
Justia's Verdict,
Illinois Law dean and professor Vikram David Amar explains why the norm of not asking a Supreme Court nominee about his specific views about specific cases does not make sense and renders the hearing unhelpful in evaluating him as a potential justice. Amar explains the distinction between promising to rule in a certain way and predicting how one might rule, and he debunks some of the reasons often given for the norm of not asking (or answering) these types of questions during the confirmation hearing.

‘So, So Jaded’: The Campaign to Stop Brett Kavanaugh Struggles for Liftoff
The New York Times,
Activists have mustered seven-figure war chests and troops on the ground, but little energy to stop Judge Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation has materialized.

Federal Judicial Center Director Announcement
Supreme Court of the United States,
Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., announced today that the Board of the Federal Judicial Center has selected Deputy Director John S. Cooke to be the eleventh director of the Federal Judicial Center. Chief Justice Roberts, who chairs the Board of the Federal Judicial Center, stated, “The Board selected John Cooke from a number of exemplary candidates. John has won extensive praise over the past 13 years as deputy director of the Center. He has strong leadership skills and unparalleled...

Opinion analysis: Florida wins another chance, and the case goes back to the drawing board
SCOTUSblog,
On the last possible decision day, the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in Florida v. Georgia written by Justice Stephen Breyer and joined by Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Kennedy, Ginsburg and Sotomayor. Justice Thomas filed a dissenting opinion, joined by Justices Alito, Kagan and Gorsuch. In a win for Florida, which is seeking…

Current Supreme Court Justices

John G. Roberts, Jr.
John G. Roberts, Jr.
Chief Justice of the United States
Anthony M. Kennedy
Anthony M. Kennedy
Associate Justice
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