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Recent Decisions

Hemphill v. New York (January 20, 2022)
Supreme Court rejects a Sixth Amendment Confrontation Clause "exception" based on a theory that the defendant "opened the door" to the admission of unconfronted testimony.

Biden v. Missouri (January 13, 2022)
Supreme Court stays an injunction prohibiting the enforcement of the HHS mandate that Medicare and Medicaid facilities ensure that their staff—unless exempt for medical or religious reasons or teleworking full-time—are vaccinated against COVID–19.

National Federation of Independent Business v. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration (January 13, 2022)
Supreme Court stays enforcement of OSHA's workplace vaccine mandate.

Babcock v. Kijakazi (January 13, 2022)
A retiree's civil service pension, for work as a “military technician (dual status),” triggers the Social Security windfall elimination provision, although the retiree was required to maintain National Guard membership as a condition of employment.

Whole Woman's Health v. Jackson (December 10, 2021)
Supreme Court dismisses Texas Heartbeat Act defendants except for executive licensing officials who may take enforcement action against abortion providers for violations of the Act.

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Latest Supreme Court News

Supreme Court to Consider Limits of Ruling on Oklahoma Tribes
The New York Times,
But the justices rejected a request from state officials to revisit a 2020 ruling that much of eastern Oklahoma falls within an Indian reservation.

Justices will review scope of McGirt decision, but won’t consider whether to overturn it
SCOTUSblog,
Less than two years ago, the Supreme Court ruled in McGirt v. Oklahoma by a vote of 5-4 that a large portion of eastern Oklahoma, which was reserved for the Creek Nation in the 19th century, remains a reservation for purposes of a federal law... The post Justices will review scope of <em>McGirt</em> decision, but won’t consider whether to overturn it appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

Republicans Think There Is a ‘Takeover’ Happening. They Have Some Reading to Do.
The New York Times,
Conservatives can’t pick and choose which parts of the Constitution they like.

The One Regret From My Time Leading Planned Parenthood
The New York Times,
The erosion of reproductive rights is a result of raw, bare-knuckled politics, as a minority exercises its power over a majority.

Can the Public Trust that an Unmasked Justice Gorsuch was Unbiased About Mandates?
Justia's Verdict,
Cornell law professor Michael C. Dorf asks whether we can trust that Justice Neil Gorsuch—who was the sole Justice not to wear a mask during oral arguments last week—was unbiased in considering two challenges to the Biden administration’s vaccine mandates. Professor Dorf argues that Justice Gorsuch’s refusal to wear a mask indicates that he either does not believe the public health guidance or thinks he should be free to decide for himself whether to follow it—both of which possibilities undercut public confidence in the basis for his votes in the vaccine cases.

Press Release Regarding Upcoming Oral Argument Sessions
Supreme Court of the United States,
The Court will hear all oral arguments scheduled for the January and February sessions in the Courtroom. Courtroom access will be limited to the Justices, essential Court personnel, counsel in the scheduled cases, and journalists with full-time press credentials issued by the Supreme Court. Out of concern for the health and safety of the public and Supreme Court employees, the Courtroom sessions will not be open to the public. The Court will continue to closely monitor public health guidance in...

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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