Now available on Oyez: This week’s oral argument audio aligned with the trans...
Friday, March 22, 2019

Oyez has posted the aligned audio and transcripts from this week’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court. The court heard argument this week in: Virginia House of Delegates v. Bethune-Hill Smith v. Berryhill Cochise Consultancy Inc. v. United States, ex rel. Hunt Flowers v. Mississippi   The p... .. read more..

Opinion analysis: An extremely narrow Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ruling
Friday, March 22, 2019

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court unanimously affirmed the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus LLP, holding that parties who enforce security interests are not debt collectors within the meaning of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act provided that the... .. read more..

Petitions of the week
Friday, March 22, 2019

This week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that address whether federal preclusion principles limit the what defenses a defendant can raise when a plaintiff asserts new claims and when a state law might be exempt from the dormant commerce clause. The petitions of the week a... .. read more..

Argument analysis: Justices seem receptive to inmate’s juror-discrimination c...
Thursday, March 21, 2019

The Supreme Court heard oral argument yesterday in the case of an African-American death-row inmate in Mississippi who was convicted by a jury that included just one African-American juror. The inmate, Curtis Flowers, argues that the jury selection in his case violates the Constitution – especial... .. read more..

Opinion analysis: Justices sidestep decision on propriety of “cy pres” class-...
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

This morning the justices issued a per curiam opinion vacating the decision of the lower court in Frank v. Gaos. They had granted review in that case to consider the propriety of so-called “cy pres” settlements – settlements of class actions that distribute all or a part of the monetary relief to... .. read more..

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