» SCOTUS for law students: Still deciding in July
07/07/20 18:49 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
By law, the Supreme Court term begins on the first Monday in October. By custom, the justices finish their work in late June (although the term does not technically end until the next term begins). So when the justices are still handing ...

» Opinion analysis: Fractured court rules in favor of political consultants in First Amendment challenge to federal robocall law but keeps robocall ban in place
07/07/20 09:33 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
On Monday, in a fractured set of opinions, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of an association of political consultants challenging the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991. That statute bans robocalls to cellphones. In 2015 Congress...

» Opinion analysis: Court upholds “faithless elector” laws
06/07/20 13:43 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
This morning the Supreme Court unanimously rejected two challenges to the constitutionality of so-called “faithless elector” laws, which penalize or remove presidential electors who fail to vote for the candidate they have pledged to sup...

» Court grants Alabama’s request to block ruling on COVID-related accommodations for upcoming runoff election
02/07/20 22:18 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
Tonight a divided Supreme Court granted a request by Alabama to temporarily freeze a lower-court ruling, issued as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, that would make it easier for voters in the state to cast absentee ballots in the state...

» Symposium: A takedown of the Blaine Amendments
02/07/20 15:04 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
James Hirsen is an attorney, author, commentator and former professor at Trinity Law School. He filed an amicus brief on behalf of the Justice and Freedom Fund, Institute for Faith and Family and North Carolina School Choice in support o...

» Interim Stat Pack for October Term 2019
02/07/20 13:15 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
With the 2019-2020 Supreme Court term coming to a close, the discussion among court-watchers continues to focus on Chief Justice John Roberts’ decision-making. Much has been made of his siding with the more liberal justices in striking d...

» Justices grant new cases, send Indiana abortion cases back for a new look
02/07/20 12:48 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
This morning the Supreme Court issued orders from the justices’ private conference yesterday. The justices granted five new cases, for a total of four additional hours of argument. The biggest news from the order list was the announcemen...

» Court will take up dispute over secret materials from Mueller report
02/07/20 10:26 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
This morning the Supreme Court issued orders from the justices’ private conference yesterday. The justices added another high-profile case to their docket for the fall, involving a dispute over efforts by members of Congress to obtain se...

» Symposium: What’s “the use” of the Constitution’s distinctive treatment of religion if it is disregarded as discrimination?
02/07/20 10:14 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
Holly Hollman is general counsel for the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, which submitted an amicus brief in support of the respondents in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue.  The Supreme Court’s decision in Espinoza...

» Symposium: Espinoza, funding of religious service providers, and religious freedom
01/07/20 18:22 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
Thomas Berg is the James L. Oberstar Professor of Law and Public Policy at the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota). Douglas Laycock is the Robert E. Scott Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia. They filed an amicu...

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