Two cases alleging disability-based discrimination
Friday, April 9, 2021

This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, the viability of certain types of disability-based claims under three federal statutes. One petition involves the Americans with Disabilities Act. Another involves the interaction of the Affordable C... .. read more..

Justices validate Google’s use of Java platform in Android software code
Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Monday’s decision in Google v. Oracle reminds us that occasionally the Supreme Court can take a big case and actually decide it! So many of the intellectual-property cases that reach the justices reflect minor circuit conflicts of largely technical interest or end up with a... The post Justices v... .. read more..

Now available on Oyez: March sitting oral argument audio aligned with the tra...
Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Oyez has posted the aligned audio and transcripts from the March 2021 oral arguments at the Supreme Court. The court heard argument this month in: Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid United States v. Cooley Caniglia v. Strom Goldman Sachs Group v. Arkansas Teacher Retirement System... The post Now avai... .. read more..

Court to take up case on “harmless error” standard in habeas proceedings
Monday, April 5, 2021

The Supreme Court on Monday announced that it would add the case of a Michigan inmate convicted of premeditated murder to its docket for next term. The justices granted Brown v. Davenport, a petition filed by the state of Michigan on the standard for whether... The post Court to take up case on “... .. read more..

Justices throw out Trump Twitter case
Monday, April 5, 2021

Just under three months after former President Donald Trump was permanently banned from Twitter, the Supreme Court put an end to a legal battle over Trump’s personal Twitter account, throwing out a lower-court ruling against the former president and instructing that court to dismiss the... The po... .. read more..

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