» Justices refuse to force refund of excessive bankruptcy fees
14/06/24 14:31 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
Two years after the court ruled that a disparity in bankrupt debtors’ fees between judicial districts was impermissible, the justices on Friday ruled 6-3 that charging equal fees going forward is an adequate remedy for that disparity. Th...

» Supreme Court strikes down bump stock ban
14/06/24 13:39 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
The Supreme Court on Friday struck down a rule that banned bump stocks, issued by the Trump administration after a 2017 mass shooting at a concert in Las Vegas. By a vote of 6-3, the justices rejected the federal government’s argument th...

» Supreme Court rejects “Trump too small” trademark
13/06/24 18:35 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
The court on Thursday unanimously rejected an attempt to force the Patent and Trademark Office to accept the registration “Trump too small” as a trademark for T-shirts mocking the former president. Steve Elster had argued that the provis...

» Justices side with Starbucks in union organizing dispute
13/06/24 16:44 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
The April argument in Starbucks Corp. v. McKinney suggested a bench so pervasively skeptical of the National Labor Relations Board’s position that Thursday’s decision briskly rejecting the government’s argument should surprise nobody. Th...

» Six cases to look out for
13/06/24 15:55 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
The Relist Watch column examines cert petitions that the Supreme Court has “relisted” for its upcoming conference. A short explanation of relists is available here. With just a few weeks left before the Supreme Court’s summer recess, we’...

» Supreme Court preserves access to abortion pill
13/06/24 11:13 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
This article was updated on June 13 at 2:20 p.m. The Supreme Court on Thursday threw out a lawsuit seeking to roll back access to mifepristone, one of the two drugs used in medication abortions. In a unanimous decision, the court ruled t...

» Student with intellectual disability challenges officer’s decision to tase him at school
11/06/24 18:20 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
The Petitions of the Week column highlights some of the cert petitions recently filed in the Supreme Court. A list of all petitions we’re watching is available here. The Fourth Amendment bars police from using excessive force to restrain...

» Justices to review Meta investors’ data-harvesting suit and Medicare payments calculation
10/06/24 11:07 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
The Supreme Court on Monday added two cases to its argument schedule for the 2024-25 term. In a list of orders from their private conference last week, the justices agreed to weigh in on a case involving the calculation of Medicare payme...

» Justices confirm insurer’s rights to be heard about asbestos bankruptcy plan
07/06/24 08:29 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
Another in the line of remarkably trivial disputes the justices have chosen to resolve under the Bankrupty Code, Truck Insurance Exchange v. Kaiser Gypsum Co. solved a technical question about when an entity is a “party in interest” unde...

» Required SEC disclosures and erroneous DNA evidence
06/06/24 17:03 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
The Relist Watch column examines cert petitions that the Supreme Court has “relisted” for its upcoming conference. A short explanation of relists is available here. The Supreme Court worked through two thirds of last week’s new relists, ...

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