» Justices to review constitutionality of CFPB structure
18/10/19 15:56 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
The website of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, created in 2010 under the Dodd-Frank Act as a response to the 2008 financial crisis, describes the CFPB as a “U.S. government agency that makes sure banks, lenders, and other finan...

» Argument analysis: “Not a paragon of clarity”
18/10/19 14:28 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard argument in Rotkiske v. Klemm. What seemed like a run-of-the-mill statutory-interpretation case revealed itself to be deeply convoluted, involving uncertainty both about which issues had been waived ...

» Argument analysis: Justices probe the limits of prosecutions of noncitizens under state identity-theft laws
17/10/19 16:19 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
The Supreme Court heard oral argument yesterday in Kansas v. Garcia, which presents a potential conflict between state identity-theft prosecutions and federal immigration law. The justices must decide whether the federal Immigration Refo...

» The return of Relist Watch Select
17/10/19 14:09 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
John Elwood reviews Tuesday’s relists … barely. Because the press of business is especially pressing right now, this week we’ll once again be favoring our readership with the affordable luxury of Relist Watch Select.TM That means y...

» Petitions of the week
17/10/19 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 invalidates a longstanding state constitutional provision limiting judges affiliated with any one political p...

» Are we all textualists now?: Amy Howe and Kevin Russell discuss oral arguments in LGBT employment discrimination cases
17/10/19 09:08 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
This week on SCOTUStalk, Amy Howe sits down with Kevin Russell to discuss the oral arguments in the LGBT employment discrimination cases heard by the court last week. The pair talk about Pam Karlan’s opening argument in Bostock v. ...

» Argument analysis: “D.C. sniper” case could hinge on Kavanaugh
16/10/19 16:28 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
It has been 17 years since John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, known as the “D.C. snipers,” shot and killed 12 people and injured six more. The Washington, D.C., area was paralyzed with fear until the then-42-year-old Muhammad and Ma...

» Executive privilege, Congress’ subpoena power, and the courts: A brief overview of a complex topic
16/10/19 09:59 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
As much as it is discussed and debated, especially lately, there is remarkably little case law concerning “executive privilege”—the idea that there are at least some internal executive branch communications that are shielded against comp...

» Argument analysis: Justices weigh appointments dispute – and nature of Puerto Rico oversight board
15/10/19 15:01 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
The Supreme Court heard oral argument this morning in a dispute over the validity of appointments to a board created by Congress to bring financial stability back to Puerto Rico. With billions of dollars potentially at stake, the courtro...

» No new grants today
15/10/19 14:46 from SCOTUSblog » Cases and Controversies
This morning the Supreme Court issued orders from last week’s private conference. The justices did not add any new cases to their docket for this term. The justices did not act on one of the most closely watched petitions for review that...

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