» Courtroom access: Counting to 50 – Public access to oral arguments
31/03/20 14:52 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
They are the legal version of Willy Wonka’s golden ticket: the cards (in colors that change from day to day) distributed in front of the Supreme Court that give the people holding them access to one of the seats set aside for the public ...

» Reminder – SCOTUSblog is hiring
31/03/20 09:02 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
SCOTUSblog is looking for a new editor, to start work in July 2020. The editor’s responsibilities will include editing every post that is published on the blog, writing a daily round-up of news and commentary related to the Supreme Court...

» Opinion analysis: Court finds particular maritime safe berth clause constitutes charterer’s warranty of safety
30/03/20 20:05 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
In a 7-2 decision announced today, the Supreme Court held that a safe berth clause in a particular maritime charter party agreement constituted a warranty of safety, making the charterer, who designated the unloading berth, liable for co...

» Justices grant one new petition
30/03/20 11:42 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
This morning the Supreme Court continued its virtual operations, releasing orders from the justices’ private conference last week. Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines for COVID-19, and in a departure fro...

» Petitions of the week
26/03/20 10:00 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
This week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that address, among other things, whether the First Amendment prohibits a state from criminalizing threats to commit violence communicated in reckless disregard of the ris...

» Relist Watch: 100 years of solitude
25/03/20 13:41 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
John Elwood briefly reviews Monday’s relists. Wow. It’s been a long week. As if the coronavirus weren’t enough all on its own, there’s fresh news of other disasters. By which I mean parents everywhere realizing their wish they could spen...

» Opinion analysis: Court sides with immigrants on availability of judicial review of removal orders
23/03/20 20:40 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
Today, the Supreme Court issued its decision in the consolidated cases of Guerrero-Lasprilla v. Barr and Ovalles v. Barr. The court ruled in favor of the noncitizens who were challenging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit’s de...

» No new grants, but a rebuke for the 5th Circuit
23/03/20 17:02 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
Last Friday, the justices had their regularly scheduled private conference. According to the court’s Public Information Office, the meeting was a departure from their normal format: Following Center for Disease Control guidelines to comb...

» Opinion analysis: Court sends race-discrimination case back to lower courts, requires plaintiff to meet higher bar
23/03/20 16:43 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
This morning the Supreme Court issued its opinion in an important race-discrimination case. The justices unanimously ruled that a lawsuit brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1981, a part of the Civil Rights Act that prohibits racial discrimination...

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