Courts may not “make up” new procedural rules to favor arbitration
Tuesday, May 24, 2022

In a series of decisions, the Supreme Court has insisted that the Federal Arbitration Act requires courts to put arbitration contracts on “equal footing” with other kinds of contracts. These decisions have often favored companies seeking to enforce arbitration agreements, rejecting rules that giv... .. read more..

Conservative majority hollows out precedent on ineffective-counsel claims in ...
Monday, May 23, 2022

In Shinn v. Ramirez and Jones, two men on Arizona’s death row raised claims in habeas corpus proceedings that their trial attorneys were constitutionally ineffective – one for failing to investigate evidence suggesting his client could not have committed the crime, and the other for... The post C... .. read more..

Justices grant no new cases; Breyer reiterates doubts about constitutionality...
Monday, May 23, 2022

The Supreme Court on Monday morning issued orders from the justices’ private conference last week. The court did not add any new cases to its docket for the 2022-23 term, nor did it seek the views of the federal government on any pending petitions. But... The post Justices grant no new cases; Bre... .. read more..

Divided court restricts prisoners’ ability to pursue claims that their lawyer...
Monday, May 23, 2022

Two men on Arizona’s death row are not entitled to present new evidence in federal court to support their arguments that their trial lawyers bungled their cases, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a 6-3 decision. The question in Shinn v. Ramirez and Jones was... The post Divided court restricts pr... .. read more..

Defendants who delay can lose their chance to arbitrate, court rules in 9-0 d...
Monday, May 23, 2022

The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously ruled against a fast-food franchise owner in a procedural dispute over whether a wage-theft lawsuit belongs in federal court or in arbitration. Justice Elena Kagan wrote the opinion in Morgan v. Sundance, Inc. Plaintiff Robyn Morgan worked at a... The post ... .. read more..

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