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Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski (March 8, 2021)
Uzuegbunam, a Georgia Gwinnett College student, talked with interested students and handed out religious literature on campus until a campus police officer informed him that campus policy prohibited distributing religious materials outside two areas designated for that purpose. Speaking about religi...

Pereida v. Wilkinson (March 4, 2021)
An alien seeking cancellation of a lawful removal order bears the burden of showing he has not been convicted of a disqualifying offense.

United States Fish and Wildlife Service v. Sierra Club, Inc. (March 4, 2021)
The deliberative process privilege protects from FOIA disclosure in-house draft biological opinions that are pre-decisional and deliberative, even if the drafts reflect the agencies’ last views about a proposal.

Brownback v. King (February 25, 2021)

Salinas v. Railroad Retirement Board (February 3, 2021)
The Railroad Retirement Board’s refusal to reopen a prior benefits determination is subject to judicial review as a “final decision of the Board.”

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Latest Supreme Court News

Supreme Court Backs Georgia Gwinnett College Student's Free Speech Lawsuit
The New York Times,
The 8-to-1 ruling said courts may hear suits seeking only nominal damages. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., dissenting, said the majority had turned judges into advice columnists.

Court revives lawsuit from student seeking nominal damages for free-speech violation at public college
SCOTUSblog,
Update (Monday, March 8, 3:30 p.m.): This article has been updated with expanded analysis. The Supreme Court on Monday issued a major ruling in a dispute over free speech on the grounds of a public college. By a vote of 8-1 in Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski,... The post Court revives lawsuit from student seeking nominal damages for free-speech violation at public college appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

Supreme Court Considers Qualified Immunity, Which Shields Police
The New York Times,
The Supreme Court has hinted that it is ready to trim the doctrine of qualified immunity, which makes it difficult to sue government officials for violence and cruelty.

Supreme Court Considers Qualified Immunity, Which Shields Police
The New York Times,
The Supreme Court has hinted that it is ready to trim the doctrine of qualified immunity, which makes it difficult to sue government officials for violence and cruelty.

Why the Supreme Court was Right Last Week to Deny Review of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Decisions Handed Down Prior to the 2020 Election
Justia's Verdict,
Illinois Law dean Vikram David Amar and professor Jason Mazzone argue that the U.S. Supreme Court correctly denied review last week of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decisions handed down before the 2020 election. Dean Amar and Professor Mazzone explain why the majority denied review and point out that the dissenting opinions unwittingly demonstrate the rightness of the majority.

Press Release Regarding March Oral Argument Session
Supreme Court of the United States,
The Supreme Court will hear all oral arguments scheduled for the March session by telephone conference, following the same format used for the previous teleconference arguments. In keeping with public health guidance in response to COVID-19, the Justices and counsel will all participate remotely. The Court building remains open for official business only and closed to the public until further notice. The Court will continue to closely monitor public health guidance in determining plans for the...

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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