Petitions of the week
Friday, January 17, 2020

This week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that address, among other things, whether the Federal Aviation Act preempts a state law limiting the length of an airport runway, whether the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act permits plaintiffs to execute judgments against a foreign so... .. read more..

Argument analysis: May a federal employer say “OK, boomer” to a job applicant?
Thursday, January 16, 2020

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard argument in Babb v. Wilkie, about whether the provision of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act that applies to the federal government requires plaintiffs to show that they would have received better treatment “but for” the government’s consideration of t... .. read more..

Roberts set to preside over Senate impeachment trial
Thursday, January 16, 2020

This afternoon at 2 p.m., Chief Justice John Roberts will travel by car from the Supreme Court to the Senate to assume his role as presiding officer over the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. The court’s Public Information Office today answered some questions about Roberts’ role in the... .. read more..

A “view” from the courtroom: “OK, boomer”
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Sometime on Thursday, Chief Justice John Roberts will cross the street from the Supreme Court building to the Capitol to begin presiding over the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. This week’s activities will be somewhat ceremonial—the chief justice taking an oath himself, then s... .. read more..

Argument preview: Justices to consider dispute over tax credits for scholarships
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this post ran on September 16, 2019, as an introduction to this blog’s symposium on Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, as well as at Howe on the Court, where it was originally published. Two and a half years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that Missouri’s... .. read more..

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