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Recent Decisions

Weyerhaeuser Co. v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service (November 27, 2018)
The Supreme Court finds that a Fish and Wildlife Service decision not to exclude an area from an endangered species' critical habitat is subject to judicial review and remands for a determination of whether habitat can include areas where the species could not currently survive.

Mount Lemmon Fire District v. Guido (November 6, 2018)
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act applies to states and political subdivisions without regard to size.

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.

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Latest Supreme Court News

One new grant today
SCOTUSblog,
This afternoon the justices issued an initial set of orders from their private conference today. They added just one new case, involving maritime law, to their merits docket for the term; they did not act on any of the higher-profile cases that they considered this morning, involving issues ranging from partisan gerrymandering to the death…

Now available on Oyez: This week’s oral argument audio aligned with the transcripts
SCOTUSblog,
Oyez has posted the aligned audio and transcripts from this week’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court. The court heard argument this week in: Dawson v. Steager Lorenzo v. Securities and Exchange Commission Biestek v. Berryhill Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. Gamble v. United States   The post Now available on Oyez: This week’s oral argument audio aligned with the transcripts appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

The Man Who Made the Supreme Court Supreme
The New York Times,
Richard Brookhiser’s “John Marshall” looks at the accomplishments of the legendary chief justice and draws lessons for today.

The Ticking Time Bomb Under Obamacare
The New York Times,
The threat from President Trump and Republicans to take health care away — including a pending case that would strike down a large part of the law — has hit alarming levels.

National Day of Mourning for George H.W. Bush
Supreme Court of the United States,
National Day of Mourning for George H.W. Bush In recognition of the President’s announcement of a National Day of Mourning for George H.W. Bush, the Chief Justice has ordered that the Supreme Court building will be closed on Wednesday, December 5. See Supreme Court Rules 1.3, 30.1. The oral argument scheduled for Wednesday will be heard on Thursday, December 6, at 10 a.m.  

How Bad Will Things Become? Part Seven: Goodbye, New Deal and Great Society?
Justia's Verdict,
GW law professor and economist Neil H. Buchanan continues his series of columns considering how much damage the US Supreme Court will inflict after Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement. Drawing upon the nation’s experience with a conservative Court during the Lochner era, Buchanan predicts that one of the most consequential results of Republicans’ theft of a Supreme Court seat could be to seriously undermine one or more of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Current Supreme Court Justices

John G. Roberts, Jr.
John G. Roberts, Jr.
Chief Justice of the United States
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