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Rivas-Villegas v. Cortesluna (October 18, 2021)
Reversing the Ninth Circuit, the Supreme Court holds that an officer who briefly placed a knee on the back of a suspect is entitled to qualified immunity.
City of Tahlequah v. Bond (October 18, 2021)
Reversing the Tenth Circuit, the Supreme Court holds that officers involved in a fatal shooting are entitled to qualified immunity.
Dunn v. Reeves (July 2, 2021)
Supreme Court reverses an Eleventh Circuit grant of habeas relief for a 1996 murder; the Alabama court did not unreasonably apply a categorical rule in evaluating the defendant's claim of ineffective assistance.
Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Bonta (July 1, 2021)
California's requirement that charities disclose the names and addresses of major donors is facially invalid as burdening donors’ First Amendment rights and not narrowly tailored to an important government interest.
Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee (July 1, 2021)
Supreme Court upholds Arizona voting rules that discount the votes of those who vote at the wrong precinct and that make it a crime for any person other than a postal worker, an elections official, or a voter’s caregiver, family member, or household member to knowingly collect an early ballot.
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Supreme Court Abortion Case Is About More Than Roe v. Wade
The New York Times,
Conservatives may still end up unhappy with a court they now control.
Court will consider effort by North Carolina legislators to intervene to defend state voter-ID law
In a surprise pre-Thanksgiving order, the Supreme Court on Wednesday added one new case to its merits docket for the 2021-22 term. In Berger v. North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP, the justices will weigh in on an effort by Republican legislators in the... The post Court will consider effort by North Carolina legislators to intervene to defend state voter-ID law appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
In dispute over groundwater, court tells Mississippi it’s equitable apportionment or nothing
Less than two months after oral argument, in its first interstate groundwater case, the Supreme Court unanimously decided that Mississippi must rely on a doctrine known as equitable apportionment if it wants to sue Tennessee over the shared Middle Claiborne Aquifer. In an opinion by... The post In dispute over groundwater, court tells Mississippi it’s equitable apportionment or nothing appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
I Live in Arkansas. Why is My State Telling Me Not to Boycott Israel?
The New York Times,
I publish The Arkansas Times. We refused to sign an anti-B.D.S. law because it violates our First Amendment rights.
A Question by Justice Thomas During the Second Amendment Argument Inadvertently Exposes a Weakness of his Originalist Philosophy
Cornell Law professor Michael C. Dorf explores the meaning of a question Justice Clarence Thomas asked during the oral argument in New. York State Rifle. & Pistol Association v. Bruen about the interpretation of the Second Amendment: “should we look at the founding, or should we look at the time of the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment, which then, of course, applies it to the states?” Professor Dorf argues that the question exposes a weakness of Justice Thomas’s originalist philosophy and affirms what we already know about arguments rooted in original meaning: they typically serve a rhetorical function, and Justices invoke them to justify decisions taken on other, ideological, grounds.
Press Release Regarding Justice Kavanaugh
Supreme Court of the United States,
Justice Kavanaugh will participate in next week’s oral arguments remotely from his home after testing positive for Covid-19 this week. All of the other Justices, including Justice Kennedy, tested negative in advance of today’s investiture. Per current Court testing protocols, all of the Justices are regularly tested.
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