Louisiana inmate returns to the court after 18-year delay in resentencing
Friday, August 12, 2022

The Petitions of the Week column highlights a selection of cert petitions recently filed in the Supreme Court. A list of all petitions we’re watching is available here. Anyone charged with a crime has the right to a “speedy … trial” under the Sixth Amendment.... The post Louisiana inmate returns ... .. read more..

Water and electric quarrels test the limits of tribal power
Friday, August 5, 2022

The Petitions of the Week column highlights a selection of cert petitions recently filed in the Supreme Court. A list of all petitions we’re watching is available here. Native American tribes have a patchwork of rights over utilities on tribal land. These rights flow from... The post Water and el... .. read more..

Affirmative action cases up first in November argument calendar
Wednesday, August 3, 2022

The Supreme Court will kick off its November argument session with the highest-profile cases of that session: challenges to the consideration of race in the admissions process at Harvard and the University of North Carolina. That news came with the release of the November argument... The post Aff... .. read more..

Justices asked to strengthen the right to earn a living
Friday, July 29, 2022

The Petitions of the Week column highlights a selection of cert petitions recently filed in the Supreme Court. A list of all petitions we’re watching is available here. Under longstanding constitutional law, most laws survive constitutional challenges so long as the government has a “rational... ... .. read more..

Lengthier opinions and shrinking cohesion: Indications for the future of the ...
Thursday, July 28, 2022

When the Supreme Court ended the constitutional right to abortion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the justices collectively wrote more than 200 pages of opinions. Justice Samuel Alito’s 35,631-word majority opinion spanned 108 pages (including appendices). The joint dissent from ... .. read more..

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