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Supreme Court, SCOTUSblog provides comprehensive coverage of the Court and its cases. SCOTUSblog is written by lawyers, students, and journalists devoted to coverage of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). Widely regarded as one of the nation’s premier legal Internet sites, SCOTUSblog strives to provide objective and in-depth reporting and analysis to the docket and decisions of the Supreme Court.

Judge Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearing begins on Monday Oct. 12 at 10 am. Here is everything you need to know ab...
10/08/2020
Profile of a potential nominee: Amy Coney Barrett - SCOTUSblog

Judge Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearing begins on Monday Oct. 12 at 10 am. Here is everything you need to know about President Trump's nominee.

https://www.scotusblog.com/2020/09/profile-of-a-potential-nominee-amy-coney-barrett/

President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he would nominate a woman to fill the vacancy left by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. According to news reports, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a judge on the Chicago-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, is on the shortlist of candida

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10/08/2020

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, feminist pioneer and progressive icon, dies at 87.https://www.scotusblog.com/2020/09/justic...
09/19/2020
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, feminist pioneer and progressive icon, dies at 87 - SCOTUSblog

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, feminist pioneer and progressive icon, dies at 87.

https://www.scotusblog.com/2020/09/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-feminist-pioneer-and-progressive-icon-dies-at-87/

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a trailblazer who fought for gender equality as a lawyer and became a beloved hero of the progressive movement as a justice, died on Friday of complications from pancreatic cancer. When she was confirmed to the court in 1993, Ginsburg was a reserved and relatively unknown court

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died this evening of complications from pancreatic cancer. She was 87.
09/19/2020

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died this evening of complications from pancreatic cancer. She was 87.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died this evening of complications from pancreatic cancer. She was 87.
09/19/2020

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died this evening of complications from pancreatic cancer. She was 87.

The latest image from Art Lien reminds us that the court not only votes in cases but at the ballot box too.If you’re int...
09/15/2020

The latest image from Art Lien reminds us that the court not only votes in cases but at the ballot box too.

If you’re interested in how the court may shape the upcoming election, head to the link below and follow our 2020 Election Litigation Tracker to see the cases we’re watching that may come before the court. We’ve partnered with the brilliant folks at Election Law at Ohio State to track these cases through—and perhaps after—Election Day on November 3.

https://www.scotusblog.com/election-litigation/

This week, our very own Amy Howe let us turn the mic around on her for the latest episode of SCOTUStalk. She talks about...
09/11/2020

This week, our very own Amy Howe let us turn the mic around on her for the latest episode of SCOTUStalk. She talks about voting and election law cases happening across the country right now and whether we’ll see a 2020 encore of Bush v. Gore! Episode drops Monday.

Today it is officially one month until the October 2020 Supreme Court term begins! And it’s going to be a busy one—Obama...
09/05/2020

Today it is officially one month until the October 2020 Supreme Court term begins! And it’s going to be a busy one—Obamacare, LGBT adoption, juvenile sentencing, and more.

You can always find an up-to-date calendar of all court happenings on our website here: https://www.scotusblog.com/events/

The bulk of SCOTUS cases this past term came from state supreme courts—more than from any single federal court. They’re ...
09/04/2020
Empirical SCOTUS: The importance of state court cases before the Supreme Court - SCOTUSblog

The bulk of SCOTUS cases this past term came from state supreme courts—more than from any single federal court. They’re largely criminal cases. @AdamSFeldman over at Empirical SCOTUS does a great deep dive of the types of cases that end up at the court and how they’re presented.

https://www.scotusblog.com/2020/09/empirical-scotus-the-importance-of-state-court-cases-before-scotus/

Supreme Court review is often thought of as mainly monitoring the federal courts and circuit splits. The reasons for this are obvious. Article III of the Constitution gives the Supreme Court broad authority to review questions of federal law, but the court’s power to supervise state courts has bee...

09/01/2020

A new episode of SCOTUStalk just dropped! We sat down with superstar Supreme Court advocate Deanne Maynard. She has argued many cases before the justices and 65 times in the courts of appeals. She rocked a morning suit eight months pregnant for her first SCOTUS oral argument. 💪🏻

Don’t know what that is? Listen to find out!

🗣Calling all SCOTUS nerds! This morning we interviewed Deanne Maynard, co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Appellate and S...
08/28/2020

🗣Calling all SCOTUS nerds! This morning we interviewed Deanne Maynard, co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Appellate and Supreme Court Practice and former clerk for Justices Powell AND Breyer, for the latest episode of SCOTUStalk. She’s a rockstar. Episode drops Monday!

08/27/2020

Have you listened to our podcast SCOTUStalk? This week Amy Howe interviews SCOTUSblog co-founder (and her boo) Tom Goldstein on oral advocacy at the court. Tom has argued over 40 (‼️) cases are the Supreme Court and drops some knowledge on what it’s like to stand up before the nine.

08/27/2020

SCOTUSblog bringing you all the coverage you know and love now with a little something extra 🎥

08/25/2020
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Montana’s Supreme Court issued an order removing Green Party candidates from the state’s November ballot after allegations of fraudulent GOP-funded Green Party petition drives. Montana’s GOP secretary of state is asking SCOTUS to block that order.

https://t.co/DEThfumhRd?amp=1

As part of our ongoing symposium on religion cases, we have Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky & UC Irvine Chancellor H...
08/07/2020
Symposium: The unfolding revolution in the jurisprudence of the religion clauses - SCOTUSblog

As part of our ongoing symposium on religion cases, we have Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky & UC Irvine Chancellor Howard Gillman on how the conservative justices have signaled a shift in both establishment clause and free exercise cases with an opportunity for "more dramatic changes" next term.

https://www.scotusblog.com/2020/08/symposium-the-unfolding-revolution-in-the-jurisprudence-of-the-religion-clauses/

This article is part of a SCOTUSblog symposium on the Roberts court and the religion clauses. Erwin Chemerinsky is the dean and Jesse H. Choper distinguished professor of law at University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Howard Gillman is the chancellor and a professor of political science

08/03/2020

We've got lots of SCOTUS news and musings in our Monday roundup including the court's unusually busy summer and the latest on Justice Ginsburg's health. If you want an interesting read, check out @aphatak's essay on the scope of district court disgorgement authority.

https://www.scotusblog.com/2020/08/monday-round-up-496/

This fall, in the newest challenge to the Affordable Care Act, the Supreme Court may need to decide if the insurance-pur...
07/28/2020
“A scalpel rather than a bulldozer”: Severability is in the spotlight as the newest ACA challenge looms - SCOTUSblog

This fall, in the newest challenge to the Affordable Care Act, the Supreme Court may need to decide if the insurance-purchase mandate can be severed without taking down the entire law. Severability doctrine is complicated.

Professor @AbbeGluck makes it easier to understand.

https://www.scotusblog.com/2020/07/a-scalpel-rather-than-a-bulldozer-severability-in-the-spotlight-as-the-newest-aca-challenge-looms/

Abbe R. Gluck is a professor of law and faculty director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School. What is the Supreme Court to do with the rest of a statute when it finds one provision unconstitutional? That is the question a long-out-of-the-limelight doctrine -- the “s

Josh Blackman writes on invisible majorities in SCOTUS decisions. His takeaway: You can’t always count to nine, and some...
07/24/2020
Invisible majorities: Counting to nine votes in per curiam cases - SCOTUSblog

Josh Blackman writes on invisible majorities in SCOTUS decisions. His takeaway: You can’t always count to nine, and sometimes it’s even impossible to count who is in the majority—like in Sharp v. Murphy this past term re Oklahoma Creek Nation land.

https://www.scotusblog.com/2020/07/invisible-majorities-counting-to-nine-votes-in-per-curiam-cases/

Josh Blackman is a constitutional law professor at the South Texas College of Law Houston and the co-author of “An Introduction to Constitutional Law: 100 Supreme Court Cases Everyone Should Know.” When the Supreme Court issues a signed opinion, each of the nine justices will indicate their posi...

Opponents of the border wall asked the Supreme Court today to revisit the issue of government-funded construction and ha...
07/23/2020
Opponents of border wall ask court to lift year-old stay and halt construction - SCOTUSblog

Opponents of the border wall asked the Supreme Court today to revisit the issue of government-funded construction and halt the project for now while the litigation plays out. The latest from Amy Howe.

https://www.scotusblog.com/2020/07/opponents-of-border-wall-ask-court-to-lift-year-old-stay-and-halt-construction/

It has been just under a year since a divided Supreme Court allowed the government to spend federal funds on the construction of President Donald Trump’s border wall while a legal challenge proceeded. Opponents of the wall returned to the Supreme Court on Wednesday, asking the justices to revisit ...

What questions about the 2019-20 term would you like our panel to tackle? Drop them in the comments below. And don't for...
07/21/2020
Event announcement: 2020 Supreme Court Roundup Webinar with Casetext - SCOTUSblog

What questions about the 2019-20 term would you like our panel to tackle? Drop them in the comments below. And don't forget to register for our Term Roundup Webinar sponsored by
@Casetext this Thursday at 12 pm. https://www.scotusblog.com/2020/07/event-announcement-2020-supreme-court-roundup-webinar-with-casetext/

Join SCOTUSblog and Casetext at noon ET on Thursday, July 23, for a debrief of the Supreme Court’s 2019-20 term. Tom Goldstein, publisher and co-founder of SCOTUSblog, and Sarah Harrington, partner at Goldstein & Russell, will discuss some of the term’s biggest cases in a one-hour webinar modera

Today's the last day for SCOTUS opinions this term expected at 10 am. 3 cases left: 1 about whether half of Oklahoma is ...
07/09/2020
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Today's the last day for SCOTUS opinions this term expected at 10 am. 3 cases left: 1 about whether half of Oklahoma is a Native American reservation & a pair of cases about investigators' ability to get Trump financial records. Join our live blog:

Comprehensive Supreme Court news coverage and commentary: Find out about the justices, the cases, what's happened and what's next

07/08/2020

Time for another opinion day! At 10 a.m., the court is scheduled to release one or more opinions in the five cases that still remain to be decided in the 2019-20 term. Follow our live-blog for all the info at scotusblog.com

In the cases still pending, the court will decide the following:
- Whether investigators can obtain Trump's financial documents.
- Whether it was legal for the Trump administration to allow more employers to avoid complying with Obamacare's requirement to cover contraception.
- Whether certain employees of religious employers have the right to bring employment-discrimination claims.
- Whether the eastern half of Oklahoma is a Native American reservation due to historical congressional inaction.

Good morning everyone and welcome to the first SCOTUS July opinion day of the 21st century! There are 8 outstanding case...
07/06/2020
SCOTUSblog - The Supreme Court of the United States blog

Good morning everyone and welcome to the first SCOTUS July opinion day of the 21st century! There are 8 outstanding cases including Trump's tax returns. We will be live blogging the opinions starting at 9:20 am. Join us!

Good morning! We’ve got back-to-back opinion days with more opinions expected at 10 am today. Ten cases remain including...
06/30/2020
SCOTUSblog - The Supreme Court of the United States blog

Good morning! We’ve got back-to-back opinion days with more opinions expected at 10 am today. Ten cases remain including Trump’s taxes and faithless electors. Join our live blog now:

Comprehensive Supreme Court news coverage and commentary: Find out about the justices, the cases, what's happened and what's next

06/29/2020

We're expecting SCOTUS opinions at 10 am ET. There are 13 cases outstanding, including abortion rights & a challenge to the CFPB argued in the February sitting & funding for religious schools from January. Join us live: www.scotusblog.com

In victory for government in immigration case, #SCOTUS rules that limitations on judicial review of expedited decision t...
06/25/2020
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In victory for government in immigration case, #SCOTUS rules that limitations on judicial review of expedited decision to deport noncitizen did not violate the Constitution’s suspension clause.

Here is the 7-2 opinion in Department of Homeland Security v. Thuraissigiam with Alito writing the majority and Sotomayor dissenting (joined by Kagan):https://supremecourt.gov/opinions/19pdf/19-161_g314.pdf

“In victory for government in immigration case, #SCOTUS rules that limitations on judicial review of expedited decision to deport noncitizen did not violate the Constitution’s suspension clause”

We will be live blogging on Thursday, June 25, as the court releases opinions from the 2019 term. SCOTUSblog is sponsore...
06/25/2020
Live blog of opinions - SCOTUSblog

We will be live blogging on Thursday, June 25, as the court releases opinions from the 2019 term. SCOTUSblog is sponsored by Casetext: making litigation more efficient with A.I. and machine learning technology.

06/22/2020

#SCOTUS rules that the SEC can seek disgorgement of profits as a remedy in court for violating the securities fraud laws if the amount doesn't exceed the wrongdoer's net profit and is awarded for the victims.

06/18/2020
www.supremecourt.gov

BREAKING: #SCOTUS rules against Trump administration in challenge to decision to end #DACA program, which allowed noncitizens brought to this country illegally as children to apply for protection from deportation, holding decision was arbitrary and capricious. Link to opinion:https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/19pdf/18-587_5ifl.pdf

06/18/2020

We will be live-blogging on Thursday, June 18, as the court releases opinions from the 2019 term. Jake Heller will join us to discuss Casetext’s approach to public access to legal knowledge and the legal community’s responsibility to advance justice. SCOTUSblog is sponsored by Casetext: Making litigation more efficient with A.I. and machine learning technology. https://www.scotusblog.com/2020/06/live-blog-of-opinions-54/

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06/15/2020
SCOTUSblog is continuing our partnership with Casetext - SCOTUSblog

We’re partnering with Casetext because technology should drive the future of legal research. More on why and what you can expect here:

I am excited to share that SCOTUSblog will continue to work with Casetext into the new Supreme Court term, to provide our readers access to court opinions, statutes and other primary legal content we cite in SCOTUSblog posts. If you are a frequent reader of the blog, you are already familiar with

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Good morning. I have a proposal that would restore constitutional coordination between the Senate and White House while creating bipartisan equilibrium in the Supreme Court appointment process. Where should I post/share it? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Justice Roberts - WE KNOW that the DEEP STATE , or DNC, or SOROS, Russia, China, Iran, NWO, Globalists, or MSM, or The Obama Admin Unmasking by NSA/CIA, Has DIRT on you, ... We Know You and/or Your Family has been bribed, threatened, or Blackmailed! 😳🤔😡 Fight Back. Honor your Oath to defend our Nation against all threats.
opinions tomorrow!
What's happening with Trump v. Pennsylvania 19-454 and Little Sisters 19-431? Not on today's Order list for July 6. Does that mean they've been relisted or rescheduled? Thanks for your essential and much-appreciated work interfacing with and helping laypeople understand the Supremes!
Lions Never Lose Sleep Over Opinions oF Sheep (See Appendices) Terminate Obstruction @SCOTUS #LegalTrillOG @RussellRope @ russellrope.com/blog/?tag=civil 🐑🔨🦁
CORONAVIRUS 2020 - "OPERATION PAPERCLIP" 2020 - Please share my latest essay on the Coronavirus 2020 which I theorize is in actuality a regeneration of the CIA-"Operation Paperclip" (1945-60) where beginning at the end of World War II our Joint Intelligence Operations Agency (JIOA), the OSS (precursor to the CIA), and the Army CIC brought to AMERICA perhaps 16,000 - 20,000 NAZI Rocket Scientists, Engineers, Architects... and MEDICAL DOCTORS to build our NASA Program. What else did these men do here? How else did these Nazis affect U.S. society? http://www.elliswashingtonreport.com/2020/04/09/are-we-all-nazis-now-operation-paperclip-2020-part-ii/ QUESTION: Qui bono - Who benefits??? Could some of these evil, irredeemable Nazis [and their intellectual/political progeny below] (many of them leaders of the Nazi Party, the SS and the Gestapo) have been the originators of bioweapons like CORONAVIRUS that We the People are battling 80 Years later today in 2020...? Dr. FAUCI, Dr. BIRX, Dr. BIRX's daughter, Rod Rosenstein's wife (LISA BARSOOMIAN: Head of the NIH until 2011) ... and many, many others including many members of CONGRESS are all on the BILL GATES FOUNDATION = NAZI Eugenics/Vaccine/World Depopulation Payroll. Are We All Nazis Now...? Think about it...
😔so terribly sad to hurt Americans.
CORONAVIRUS ALERT! I have a theory that the Coronavirus has institutional, intellectual and ideological connections to people who our Intelligence agencies treacherously brought over here from NAZI GERMANY to America at the end of World War II - beginning in 1945-59 - in a super secret program called "OPERATION PAPERCLIP"-- perhaps as many as 16,000-20,000 (not the conventional lie of 1,000-1,600) NAZI Scientists, Medical Doctors, Engineers, who built our NASA program and took over our Academy and perverted and deconstructed virtually all of our Institutions including creating BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS to Democide U.S. and the World to usher in a New World Order . . . thus my rhetorical title -- ARE WE ALL NAZIS NOW? The second part of my essay deals with a fascinating book by William Strauss and Neil Howe, "The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy - What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America's Next Rendezvous with Destiny" (1997) which Trump has read and likes. The book review [from Amazon] - "William Strauss and Neil Howe base this vision on a provocative theory of American history. The authors look back five hundred years and uncover a distinct pattern: Modern history moves in cycles, each one lasting about the length of a long human life, each composed of four eras—or "turnings"—that last about twenty years and that always arrive in the same order. . ."
EXPOSING HARVARD UNIVERSITY ALERT!! http://www.elliswashingtonreport.com/2020/03/08/the-damnation-and-deconstruction-of-harvard-university/ Please read and share my latest essay - [Part II of sorts] regarding Harvard's 150 YEARS of institutionalizing Racism and Lies, weaponizing Evolution Atheism, Eugenics Racism and Communist Collusion with China - which I contend will lead to the deconstruction and damnation of Harvard University in due course. In the final section of this Essay I make a fervent plea to We the People to urge President Trump to not only defund Harvard University (who has a $40 BILLION Endowment), and defund all of the so-called 'Ivy-League' Universities, but to also immediately stop all federal funding of every college and university in America. Let these Illuminati infiltrators and Satanist Professors start earning their own worth in the Marketplace of Ideas instead of reaping Bloodmoney benefits by killing the minds of our Youth with Communism, CIA MK-Ultra Mind Control and Socialism Slavery by stealing money from U.S. which is Taxation without Representation. During the Revolutionary War (1775-83), our Founding Fathers went to WAR to fight such Treachery as Taxation without Representation. Do We the People in 2020 have the guts to go to WAR once again in defense of GOD, LIBERTY, and VERITAS (Truth)?
March 6, 2020: NEW BOOK - DN! guest Adam Cohen says SCOTUS has actually been a force for injustice for the last 50 years, despite what Americans are taught about the court’s role in protecting the rights of marginalized people. “The Supreme Court — which is an institution that we think of as the bastion of fairness, the advocate for the underdog — has actually been a major driver of inequality,” says Cohen. His new book is “Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court’s Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America.”
All you people upset about Senator Schumer’s inappropriate comments about Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh need to be equally upset about Trump’s inappropriate comments about Justices Ginsberg and Sotomayor. Why are you just now speaking up?
Why don't your posts appear in my feed? With 31K followers, there should be more comments too. Hmmm