» Supreme speed: The court puts abortion on the rocket docket
25/10/21 12:39 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
Mary Ziegler is a law professor at Florida State University and the author of Abortion and the Law in America: Roe v. Wade to the Present. The litigation surrounding S.B. 8, the Texas law that bans abortion after about six weeks of ...

» Texting in the car, surveillance of a home, and Section 1983 for Miranda
22/10/21 17:29 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, whether officers who observe a driver using a cellphone have reasonable suspicion to pull the driver over for texting, whether agents’ arou...

» Court won’t block Texas abortion ban but fast-tracks cases for argument on Nov. 1
22/10/21 15:22 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
The Supreme Court will hear oral argument on Nov. 1 in a pair of cases challenging the Texas law that bans nearly all abortions after the sixth week of pregnancy. In two orders issued on Friday afternoon, the court granted requests by th...

» Texas tells justices to leave abortion plan in place, but suggests overruling Roe and Casey
21/10/21 15:41 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
Lawyers for the state of Texas urged the Supreme Court on Thursday to leave a Texas law that imposes a near-total ban on abortions in place. “Neither the federal government nor abortion providers are entitled to demand Texas write its la...

» Biden administration asks justices to block enforcement of Texas abortion law
18/10/21 16:04 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
This article was updated on Oct. 18 at 5:26 p.m. The Biden administration asked the Supreme Court on Monday to do what the justices declined to do last month when asked by a group of Texas abortion providers: block the enforcement of a T...

» Court adds two cases on Native American law and issues two opinions granting police officers qualified immunity
18/10/21 12:39 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
The Supreme Court on Monday morning added two new cases, both involving Native Americans, to its docket for this term. The justices also issued two unsigned decisions holding, without oral argument, that police officers are entitled to q...

» Detainee can testify about his treatment at CIA black site, government tells justices
17/10/21 18:19 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
The Biden administration told the Supreme Court on Friday that a Palestinian man who has been in U.S. custody for nearly 20 years could provide testimony for use in a Polish criminal investigation into the man’s torture at a CIA “black s...

» Blocked beachgoers and bankruptcy bills
15/10/21 12:43 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, whether tribal immunity bars beachgoers from asserting a right of way to public beaches over a Native American tribe’s private property and...

» Justices debate Social Security benefits for National Guard workers
15/10/21 11:07 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
Wednesday’s argument in Babcock v Kijakazi displayed a bench still uncertain about how to resolve a problem about the Social Security benefits available to a small group of National Guard workers. The case involves a special rule that pr...

» Foreign intelligence surveillance and immigration
14/10/21 14:08 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. As we noted last week, the Supreme Court relisted 18 new cases from its ...

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