» Argument preview: Justices to consider whether First Amendment applies to public-access channels
19/02/19 18:27 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
Next week the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in a case involving free speech and public-access television channels. Although the issue may sound somewhat obscure, internet giants like Facebook and YouTube are paying close attentio...
» Argument analysis: Justices seem divided about government right to challenge patents in administrative process
19/02/19 17:02 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
The justices have a light calendar this week, with only two arguments. If the first argument of the week (Return Mail Inc. v. U.S. Postal Service) is any guide, they’ve spent their extra time focusing carefully on the relatively thin ses...
» A “view” from the courtroom: Back to the bench for Justice Ginsburg
19/02/19 15:30 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
The court is returning to the bench this morning after its usual four-week winter recess. The recess, marked by noteworthy “shadow docket” actions on the death penalty, abortion rights and other matters, may have offered more news than t...
» Argument transcript
19/02/19 14:28 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
The transcript of oral argument in Return Mail Inc. v. United States Postal Service is available on the Supreme Court’s website. The post Argument transcript appeared first on SCOTUSblog .
» Justices take up Clean Water Act case, rebuke Texas court in death penalty case
19/02/19 13:38 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
Last Friday the justices added the dispute over the decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census to their merits docket. Today they issued more orders from last week’s conference, granting review in another case and th...
» Court will review census citizenship dispute this term
15/02/19 17:50 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
The Supreme Court’s 2018-2019 term will end with a bang. In a brief order issued after the justices’ private conference, the court announced this afternoon that it will review a challenge to the Trump administration’s decision to add a q...
» Petitions of the week
14/02/19 11:05 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
This week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that address, among other things, the availability of tribal sovereign immunity in inter partes review, a probate-estate beneficiary’s ability to establish a direct injury...
» Argument preview: Justices to examine rejection of contracts in bankruptcy
13/02/19 12:09 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
The second of the two cases set for oral argument next week is a bankruptcy matter, Mission Product Holdings Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC. Although the case presents a variety of twists and complications, the central question is so simple tha...
» Argument preview: Justices to consider ability of government to challenge patents in administrative process
12/02/19 11:23 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
The justices have a light calendar for the first week of the February session, with only two cases set for argument. The first of the pair is Return Mail Inc. v. U.S. Postal Service, the lone Tuesday argument. Return Mail is a simple sta...
» Court releases April calendar
11/02/19 16:05 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
The Supreme Court has released its calendar for the April sitting, which begins on April 15. Unlike the February and March sittings, which will feature only six and nine hours of argument, respectively, the April sitting is scheduled to ...