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Give Scotusblog a Seat in Court

New York Times - 30 Jun 2014
At a few minutes past 10 a.m. on Monday, as the Supreme Court began to issue the final rulings of the term, 60,000 people — including journalists at major news outlets around the country — were following the live feed of Scotusblog, a website devoted ...
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More orders, but no new grants

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 16 Jan 2018
The Supreme Court issued additional orders this morning from last Friday's conference. The justices added 12 new cases, for a total of 11 hours of argument, to their calendar for this term last week, but they did not add any new cases today. After ...
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Relist Watch

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 17 Jan 2018
As the author of the controlling D.C. Circuit decision in this case previously explained on SCOTUSblog, United States v. Munsingwear, Inc. involves “what to do with a court of appeals decision when the case becomes moot while it is pending on review by ...
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A "view" from the courtroom: Any coffee or doughnuts here ...

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 17 Jan 2018
There are some 40,000 job classifications in the United States (a figure used by Justice Stephen Breyer today). Under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, many are eligible for overtime pay. Many others are expressly exempt, either under the statute ...
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Argument analysis: Ohio voter-registration practices safe?

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 10 Jan 2018
The Supreme Court heard oral argument today in a challenge to a practice that Ohio uses to maintain its voter-registration lists. Under Ohio law, a voter who does not vote for two years is sent a notice, which asks him to confirm that he is still ...
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OT2017 #11: “Numbing Effect”

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 15 Jan 2018
This week, we start with some bad news and some good news. The bad news? The Supreme Court has a mouse problem. The good news? Serial Supreme Court litigant Fane Lozman is on Twitter, and he's a Friend of the Show. We also have some follow-up about ...
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Argument analysis: Trying to draw lines on vehicle searches

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 10 Jan 2018
The Supreme Court spent the first hour of oral arguments yesterday debating the Fourth Amendment, privacy rights and rental cars. The Fourth Amendment was also the focus of the second hour, when the justices heard oral argument in Collins v. Virginia ...
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Court bulks up this term's docket (UPDATED)

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 12 Jan 2018
With time running out to add new cases to its merits docket for this term (at least without expedited briefing schedules), the Supreme Court announced this afternoon that it would take on 12 new cases, for a total of 11 additional hours of argument ...
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Argument preview: Justices to consider Ohio voter-purge practices

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 04 Jan 2018
In November 2015, U.S. Navy veteran Larry Harmon went to the polls near his home in Ohio to vote. He learned, however, that he would not be able to do so because he had been removed from the state's voter rolls. Harmon had lived in the same place for ...
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Trump administration returns to Supreme Court on travel ban

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 06 Jan 2018
Less than a year after it issued an order suspending immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries, the Trump administration went to the Supreme Court last night, asking the justices to uphold the third version of that order, often known as the ...
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SCOTUS for law students: Gorsuch's start (Corrected)

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 29 Dec 2017
Merit Systems Protection Board, Gorsuch asked 30 percent of the questions posed to the lawyers, according to statistics compiled by SCOTUSblog. He engaged in several question-and-answer exchanges that spanned several pages in the Supreme Court's ...
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Argument preview: Consolidation and finality

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 09 Jan 2018
Two years ago in Gelboim v. Bank of America, the Supreme Court unanimously held that a district-court order disposing of the sole claim in one action was a final and appealable order, even if the action had been consolidated with other actions for some ...
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Weyerhaeuser Company v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 12 Jan 2018
Mar 21 2017, Application (16A916) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from May 14, 2017 to June 29, 2017, submitted to Justice Thomas. Mar 27 2017, Application (16A916) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file ...

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