Justices to consider obligation of retirement-plan sponsors to pare investmen...
Friday, December 3, 2021

Monday’s argument in Hughes v. Northwestern University will give the justices yet another opportunity to explain the fiduciary obligation of the sponsors that control the defined-contribution plans on which so many of us depend for our retirement. This case comes to the justices under ERISA,... T... .. read more..

Justices will decide scope of judicial review over certain immigration decisions
Friday, December 3, 2021

Patel v. Garland raises an important question about whether a federal court can review a decision by an agency within the Department of Justice that a noncitizen is ineligible for a green card. The Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the case on Monday.... The post Justices will decide scope... .. read more..

Trump’s steel tariffs, UNC affirmative action, and Maine’s COVID-19 vaccine m...
Friday, December 3, 2021

This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, challenges to President Donald Trump’s 50% tariff on Turkish steel, the University of North Carolina’s use of race in admissions, and Maine’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers.... The ... .. read more..

Justices mull availability of emotional distress damages in anti-discriminati...
Thursday, December 2, 2021

The Supreme Court heard oral argument Tuesday in, Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller, P.L.L.C., a case on whether emotional distress damages are available in certain anti-discrimination suits against recipients of federal funding. Jane Cummings sued Texas-based Premier Rehab for discriminating base... .. read more..

No new relists, but one likely grant in an international child custody case
Thursday, December 2, 2021

The Relist Watch column examines cert petitions that the Supreme Court has “relisted” for its upcoming conference. A short explanation of relists is available here. A lot happened on the relist front over Thanksgiving as the Supreme Court has disposed of two of the remaining... The post No new re... .. read more..

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