» Petitions of the week: Two cases on the state-secrets privilege
22/01/21 14:36 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, the federal government’s state-secrets privilege to protect classified information from disclosure. In United States v. Zubaydah, responden...

» Relist Watch
21/01/21 16:54 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
John Elwood reviews Tuesday’s relists Not much is happening in D.C. right now, so what can the Supreme Court do to give us a break from the tedium of endless Zoom meetings? How about keeping all of last week’s 10 new relists around anoth...

» Now available on Oyez: This month’s oral argument audio aligned with the transcripts
21/01/21 12:03 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
Oyez has posted the aligned audio and transcripts from the November 2020 oral arguments at the Supreme Court. The court heard argument this month in: Pham v. Guzman Chavez Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski AMG Capital v. Federal Trade Commission ...

» Argument analysis: Justices divided in procedural battle between Baltimore, oil companies in climate fight
20/01/21 12:26 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
In a speech at Harvard Law School in 2015, Justice Elena Kagan told the audience that “we’re all textualists now” – that is, that any effort to interpret a statute begins (and often ends) with the language of the statute. That principle ...

» Opinion analysis: A narrow win for creditors
20/01/21 10:48 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
On Thursday, the Supreme Court’s opinion in City of Chicago v. Fulton clarified that creditors do not violate the Bankruptcy Code’s automatic stay if they passively retain a debtor’s property after the debtor files for bankruptcy protect...

» Argument analysis: Justices sympathetic to FCC in media ownership dispute
19/01/21 19:53 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
The Supreme Court heard oral argument on Tuesday morning in a dispute arising from the Federal Communications Commission’s attempts to deregulate local media ownership. After nearly an hour and a half of debate, the justices seemed incli...

» Justices do not act on high-profile cases
19/01/21 11:07 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
The Supreme Court issued orders on Tuesday morning from the justices’ private conference last Friday, Jan. 15. The order list was most notable for what the justices did not do: Not only did they not grant any new cases, but they did not ...

» Case preview: Clash over media ownership rules arrives at the court
18/01/21 20:28 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
On Tuesday the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the latest chapter of a long-running battle between the Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit over the FCC’s efforts to deregulate medi...

» Who will be the next solicitor general?
18/01/21 16:42 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
President-elect Joe Biden has not yet announced a nominee for solicitor general, the top lawyer who represents the government before the Supreme Court. SCOTUStalk host Amy Howe and SCOTUSblog’s media editor, Katie Barlow, discuss potenti...

» Case preview: Justices to consider procedural issue in major climate-change lawsuit
18/01/21 16:31 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
The Supreme Court will hear oral argument on Tuesday in a lawsuit brought by the city of Baltimore against companies that produce fossil fuels, seeking to hold them responsible for their role in global warming. The justices won’t weigh i...

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