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Carr v. Saul (April 22, 2021)
Courts of Appeal erred in imposing an issue-exhaustion requirement on challenges, under the Appointments Clause, to the appointments of Social Security Administration administrative law judges.
Jones v. Mississippi (April 22, 2021)
In the case of a defendant who committed homicide when he was under 18, Supreme Court precedent not require the sentencer to make a separate factual finding of permanent incorrigibility before sentencing the defendant to life without parole; a discretionary sentencing system is both constitutionally necessary and constitutionally sufficient.
AMG Capital Management, LLC v. Federal Trade Commission (April 22, 2021)
Federal Trade Commission Act Section 13(b) does not authorize the Commission to seek, or a court to award, equitable monetary relief such as restitution or disgorgement.
Google LLC v. Oracle America, Inc. (April 5, 2021)
Google’s copying of those lines of Java SE code that were needed to allow programmers to call upon prewritten computing tasks for use in their own programs was a fair use of that material as a matter of law.
Federal Communications Commission v. Prometheus Radio Project (April 1, 2021)
A Federal Communications Commission decision to repeal or modify three ownership rules that limit the number of radio stations, television stations, and newspapers that a single entity may own in a given market was not arbitrary and capricious under the Administrative Procedures Act.
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Supreme Court Rejects Limits on Life Terms for Youths
The New York Times,
The court, which has for years been cutting back on harsh punishments for juvenile offenders, changed course in a 6-to-3 decision.
Skepticism and the shadow of Chevron in Sanchez v. Mayorkas argument
The humanitarian stakes were indiscernible in Monday morning’s oral argument in Sanchez v. Mayorkas, which examined whether noncitizens who have been granted Temporary Protected Status are eligible for the statutory procedure known as “adjustment of status” in order to become lawful permanent residents. Only Justice... The post Skepticism and the shadow of <em>Chevron</em> in <em>Sanchez v. Mayorkas</em> argument appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Court upholds life-without-parole sentence for Mississippi man convicted as juvenile
This article was updated on Thursday, April 22, at 7:40 p.m. The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to impose new restrictions on the ability of states to sentence juveniles to life without parole, rejecting a challenge from a Mississippi man, Brett Jones, who was convicted... The post Court upholds life-without-parole sentence for Mississippi man convicted as juvenile appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Unanimous court curtails FTC’s ability to obtain restitution for deceptive practices
The Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously ruled against the Federal Trade Commission in a dispute with a payday loan company over the extent of the commission’s authority to seek monetary restitution from companies engaged in deceptive practices. In an opinion by Justice Stephen Breyer, the... The post Unanimous court curtails FTC’s ability to obtain restitution for deceptive practices appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Why We Like Smith: We Want Neutral and General Laws to Prevent Harm
UNLV Boyd School of Law professor Leslie C. Griffin and University of Pennsylvania professor Marci A. Hamilton describe how the current Supreme Court is furtively undermining neutral and general laws by embracing a so-called “most favored nation” theory. Professors Griffin and Hamilton explain that under this dangerous approach, otherwise neutral laws that might incidentally burden religious exercise (such as zoning laws or public health regulations) are constitutionally suspect if they create any exceptions for purportedly secular activities, and, they argue, this can result in legal discrimination and harms to groups including LGBTQ+ individuals, children, those with disabilities, and others.
Media Advisory Regarding April and May Teleconference Argument Audio
Supreme Court of the United States,
Media Advisory Regarding Teleconference Argument Audio The Court will hear all oral arguments scheduled for the April session, and the oral argument scheduled for May 4, by telephone conference. In keeping with public health guidance in response to COVID-19, the Justices and counsel will all participate remotely. The oral arguments are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. On days when more than one case will be heard, there will be a three minute pause before the second case begins. The Court will...
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