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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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Relist Watch

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 18 Oct 2018
John Elwood (barely) reviews Monday's likely relists. I'm preparing for an argument, so this week's update will be brief. There's been a lot of movement on last week's relists. On Friday, the Supreme Court granted review in the twice-relisted Manhattan ...
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Government returns in climate change lawsuit

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 18 Oct 2018
In July, the Supreme Court declined to intervene in a lawsuit filed by a group of 21 children and teenagers who allege that they have a constitutional right to a “climate system capable of sustaining human life.” The justices rejected the federal ...
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Thursday round-up

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 18 Oct 2018
Court-watchers continue to consider the effect of Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation on future Supreme Court decisions and on the court as an institution. At CNN, Joan Biskupic writes that although “[i]n the wake of the divisive Brett Kavanaugh ...
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Ask the author: Our Constitution says we must take this risk

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 16 Oct 2018
The following is a series of questions prompted by the publication of Justin Driver's “The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, the Supreme Court, and the Battle for the American Mind” (Pantheon Books, 2018). As Driver observes, “cultural anxieties that ...
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Quiet day for orders

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 15 Oct 2018
This morning the Supreme Court issued orders from the justices' private conference last week – the first one in which the court's newest justice, Brett Kavanaugh, participated. On Friday afternoon, the justices had announced that they had granted ...
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Petitions of the week

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 17 Oct 2018
This week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that address, among other things, the classification under the Armed Career Criminal Act of a criminal offense that requires a defendant to have acted recklessly; the constitutionality ...
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Ask the author: The imperial presidency and the Supreme Court

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 18 Oct 2018
Fletcher: Thanks to you and SCOTUSblog for this wonderful opportunity to talk about my new book, and for your insightful questions. I wanted a title that clearly reflected how I understand the growth of executive power and authority in foreign policy ...
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Today's orders: No new grants, one CVSG

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 09 Oct 2018
There was intense interest in today's oral arguments, scheduled for 10 a.m., because newly confirmed Justice Brett Kavanaugh would take the bench for the first time. But before that, the justices issued orders from last week's private conference. They ...
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A “view” from the courtroom: Justice Kavanaugh takes the bench

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 09 Oct 2018
Three days ago, demonstrators were literally storming the steps of the Supreme Court and clamoring at the bronze doors over the contentious confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh. So today, with the now sworn-in Justice Kavanaugh ready to take the bench for ...
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Justices take on one new case

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 12 Oct 2018
The justices met today for their private conference – their first with the Supreme Court's newest member, Justice Brett Kavanaugh. They announced only one new grant from that conference this afternoon, in a relatively low-profile but potentially ...
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Ginsburg puts census depositions on hold

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 10 Oct 2018
Tonight Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg granted the federal government's request to put off the depositions of two high-level Trump administration officials, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and John Gore, the acting head of the Department of Justice's ...
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Chief Justice Roberts emphasizes Supreme Court's independence

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 17 Oct 2018
Speaking at the University of Minnesota Law School in Minneapolis on Tuesday afternoon, Chief Justice John Roberts took a few minutes to address the “contentious events in Washington of recent weeks.” “I will not criticize the political branches ...
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Court stays out of North Dakota voting dispute

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 09 Oct 2018
The Supreme Court today declined to intervene in a challenge to a North Dakota law that requires voters to present identification that includes a current residential street address. Lawyers say that the ruling will prevent thousands of Native American ...
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Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association Inc. v. O'Rourke

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 16 Oct 2018
Linked with: Gray v. O'Rourke. Docket No. Op. Below, Argument, Opinion, Vote, Author, Term. 17-1693 · Fed. Cir. TBD, TBD, TBD, TBD, TBD. Issues: (1) Whether judicial review of an interpretative Department of Veteran Affairs' regulation under the ...
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SCOTUS for law students: Remembering recent confirmation hearings

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 15 Oct 2018
Supreme Court confirmation hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee are not usually a place one looks for legacies. Yet a number of hearings have left their mark on the Supreme Court nomination process. Add the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh ...
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Argument transcripts

SCOTUSblog (blog) - 10 Oct 2018
The transcript in Nielsen v. Preap is available on the Supreme Court's website; the transcript in Air and Liquid Systems Corp. v. DeVries is also available. Posted in Merits Cases. Recommended Citation: Andrew Hamm, Argument transcripts, SCOTUSblog ...

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