» Two cases alleging disability-based discrimination
09/04/21 13:01 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, the viability of certain types of disability-based claims under three federal statutes. One petition involves the Americans with Disabiliti...

» Justices validate Google’s use of Java platform in Android software code
06/04/21 14:09 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
Monday’s decision in Google v. Oracle reminds us that occasionally the Supreme Court can take a big case and actually decide it! So many of the intellectual-property cases that reach the justices reflect minor circuit conflicts of largel...

» Now available on Oyez: March sitting oral argument audio aligned with the transcripts
06/04/21 12:40 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
Oyez has posted the aligned audio and transcripts from the March 2021 oral arguments at the Supreme Court. The court heard argument this month in: Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid United States v. Cooley Caniglia v. Strom Goldman Sachs Grou...

» Court to take up case on “harmless error” standard in habeas proceedings
05/04/21 15:23 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
The Supreme Court on Monday announced that it would add the case of a Michigan inmate convicted of premeditated murder to its docket for next term. The justices granted Brown v. Davenport, a petition filed by the state of Michigan on the...

» Justices throw out Trump Twitter case
05/04/21 15:14 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
Just under three months after former President Donald Trump was permanently banned from Twitter, the Supreme Court put an end to a legal battle over Trump’s personal Twitter account, throwing out a lower-court ruling against the former p...

» Google wins copyright clash with Oracle over computer code
05/04/21 11:00 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
The Supreme Court on Monday sided with Google over Oracle in a major copyright battle, ruling that Google’s copying of a portion of the Java SE computer program is protected as “fair use.” The ruling in Google v. Oracle was 6-2, with Jus...

» Voting by mail in Indiana and taxing tribes in New York
02/04/21 12:44 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, whether the 14th or 26th Amendments require Indiana to allow all voters to vote absentee by mail, regardless of age, and whether tribal sov...

» Supreme Court sides with Facebook in narrowing the federal robocall ban
01/04/21 21:45 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
On Thursday, the Supreme Court unanimously sided with Facebook in a lawsuit over unsolicited text messages the social-media giant sent to a cellphone number in the company’s database. In an opinion authored by Justice Sonia Sotomay...

» No April Fool’s joke for Florida: Water rights case is dismissed
01/04/21 17:04 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
A scant 38 days after oral argument, Florida finds itself at the end of the road in its quest to limit the amount of water that Georgia uses in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin. In a unanimous opinion written by Justice A...

» Court upholds FCC’s changes to media ownership rules
01/04/21 11:49 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
The Supreme Court unanimously agreed on Thursday that the Federal Communications Commission could loosen restrictions on ownership of radio stations, television stations and newspapers. The justices rejected a challenge by public-interes...

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