Opinion analysis: Court upholds “faithless elector” laws
Monday, July 6, 2020

This morning the Supreme Court unanimously rejected two challenges to the constitutionality of so-called “faithless elector” laws, which penalize or remove presidential electors who fail to vote for the candidate they have pledged to support. The rulings came with just under four months remaining... .. read more..

Court grants Alabama’s request to block ruling on COVID-related accommodation...
Thursday, July 2, 2020

Tonight a divided Supreme Court granted a request by Alabama to temporarily freeze a lower-court ruling, issued as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, that would make it easier for voters in the state to cast absentee ballots in the state’s upcoming primary election runoff, which is scheduled for ... .. read more..

Symposium: A takedown of the Blaine Amendments
Thursday, July 2, 2020

James Hirsen is an attorney, author, commentator and former professor at Trinity Law School. He filed an amicus brief on behalf of the Justice and Freedom Fund, Institute for Faith and Family and North Carolina School Choice in support of the petitioners in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Reven... .. read more..

Interim Stat Pack for October Term 2019
Thursday, July 2, 2020

With the 2019-2020 Supreme Court term coming to a close, the discussion among court-watchers continues to focus on Chief Justice John Roberts’ decision-making. Much has been made of his siding with the more liberal justices in striking down a Louisiana abortion law in June Medical Services LLC v.... .. read more..

Justices grant new cases, send Indiana abortion cases back for a new look
Thursday, July 2, 2020

This morning the Supreme Court issued orders from the justices’ private conference yesterday. The justices granted five new cases, for a total of four additional hours of argument. The biggest news from the order list was the announcement (which I covered in a separate post) that the court will w... .. read more..

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