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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
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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/

We’re partnering with Casetext because technology should drive the future of legal research. More on why and what you ca...
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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06/08/2020
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Our partner Casetext is offering free access to its legal research tools for all attorneys representing victims of excessive police force or providing free representation to people arrested during the ongoing #BlackLivesMatter protests.

Legal Resources for #BlackLivesMatter ProtestsThe legal community has a responsibility to advance justice. We are offering free access to our legal research platform for any attorney representing victims of excessive police force, as well as attorneys providing pro bono representation to protestors....

Adam Feldman takes the first look in a 3-part series examining data from the new telephonic oral arguments at #SCOTUS. N...
05/19/2020
Empirical SCOTUS: Changes in Supreme Court oral argument format: The good, the bad and the ugly - SCOTUSblog

Adam Feldman takes the first look in a 3-part series examining data from the new telephonic oral arguments at #SCOTUS. Next up, a deep dive into CJ Roberts’ time-keeping.

Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-post series analyzing the Supreme Court's telephonic oral arguments with live audio instituted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first week of the Supreme Court’s telephonic oral arguments provided meaningful data points to compare old-style oral argum...

SCOTUSblog asks a Reuters investigative team about its reporting series on qualified immunity for police officers and wh...
05/15/2020
Ask the author: Reuters on the consequences of qualified immunity for police officers - SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog asks a Reuters investigative team about its reporting series on qualified immunity for police officers and whether criticism from “ideological opposites” may prompt #SCOTUS to rethink the doctrine.

In the United States, police violence frequently dominates the news cycle. People who believe that police officers have subjected them to excessive force can bring civil suits for violation of their Fourth Amendment rights. But these lawsuits often run up against the legal doctrine of “qualified i...

Join us now for a webinar discussing Tuesday's oral arguments in Trump v. Mazars and Trump v. Vance:
05/14/2020
Educational seminar: Debrief of Trump v. Mazars & Trump v. Vance - SCOTUSblog

Join us now for a webinar discussing Tuesday's oral arguments in Trump v. Mazars and Trump v. Vance:

Today at 12:00 p.m. EDT, we are hosting a 30-minute webinar discussing Tuesday's oral arguments in Trump v. Mazars USA, LLP & Trump v. Vance. Amy Howe and Steven Mazie of Bard High School Early College will lead an interactive discussion with middle school students about what happened in oral ar

"There’s no reason why the court shouldn’t continue with live-streaming after the COVID-19 crisis is over; there are ove...
05/13/2020
Courtroom access: Where do we go from here? - SCOTUSblog

"There’s no reason why the court shouldn’t continue with live-streaming after the COVID-19 crisis is over; there are over 300 million reasons why it should." After 2 weeks of live audio, Amy Howe shares our ideas for improving public access to the Supreme Court.

Yesterday the Supreme Court heard oral argument in a set of cases that Deputy Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall, who argued on behalf of the federal government, described as “truly historic.” At issue was whether President Donald Trump could prevent the disclosure of his financial records, includin...

Join us live at 1 p.m. EDT for a live debrief of McGirt v. Oklahoma with Sarah Harrington and Robert Anderson.
05/12/2020
Educational seminar: Debrief of McGirt v. Oklahoma - SCOTUSblog

Join us live at 1 p.m. EDT for a live debrief of McGirt v. Oklahoma with Sarah Harrington and Robert Anderson.

Today at 1:00 p.m. EDT, we are hosting a 30-minute webinar reviewing yesterday’s oral argument in McGirt v. Oklahoma. Sarah Harrington of Goldstein & Russell and Bob Anderson of the University of Washington School of Law and Harvard Law School will lead an interactive discussion with high school

Today, SCOTUS will hear argument in a trio of high-profile suits over subpoenas for President Donald Trump’s tax returns...
05/12/2020
Supreme Court Oral Argument on Congressional Subpoenas for President Trump's Financial Records

Today, SCOTUS will hear argument in a trio of high-profile suits over subpoenas for President Donald Trump’s tax returns and other financial records. Tune in to our live blog and the live audio at 10am:

The Supreme Court hears oral argument via teleconference due to the coronavirus pandemic. This oral argument involves consolidated cases dealing with congressional subpoenas to third party companies…

Join us at 1 p.m. EDT for a 30-minute webinar on the upcoming faithless elector cases, Chiafalo v. Washington and Colora...
05/11/2020
Educational seminar: Preview of faithless elector cases - SCOTUSblog

Join us at 1 p.m. EDT for a 30-minute webinar on the upcoming faithless elector cases, Chiafalo v. Washington and Colorado Department of State v Baca.

Today at 1:00 p.m. EDT, we are hosting 30-minute webinar on the upcoming faithless elector cases, Chiafalo v. Washington and Colorado Department of State v Baca. Amy Howe of Howe on the Court and Cathy Ruffing of Street Law will lead an interactive discussion with middle school students about the el

Also today, the justices will hear argument over the scope of the “ministerial exception” to federal employment-discrimi...
05/11/2020
Supreme Court Oral Argument on Religious Organization Employees & Discrimination Claims

Also today, the justices will hear argument over the scope of the “ministerial exception” to federal employment-discrimination laws, in cases brought by two teachers who were fired from religious schools. Tune in to our live blog and the live audio: https://t.co/Xh3xqVRbBU?amp=1

The Supreme Court hears oral argument via teleconference due to the coronavirus pandemic. The case involves religious freedom and whether federal courts have a role in discrimination cases filed by…

In today’s first argument, #SCOTUS will consider a criminal appeal by a member of the Seminole Nation asking the justice...
05/11/2020
Supreme Court Oral Argument in McGirt v. Oklahoma

In today’s first argument, #SCOTUS will consider a criminal appeal by a member of the Seminole Nation asking the justices to decide whether much of eastern Oklahoma remains an Indian reservation. Tune in to our live blog and the live audio at 10am: https://www.c-span.org/video/?471673-1/supreme-court-oral-argument-mcgirt-v-oklahoma

The Supreme Court hears oral argument via teleconference in McGirt v. Oklahoma. The case involves states' v. federal jurisdiction on Indian lands.

We're live to debrief Wednesday’s oral argument in Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania. Eric Citron of Goldstein ...
05/08/2020
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We're live to debrief Wednesday’s oral argument in Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania. Eric Citron of Goldstein & Russell and Nelson Tebbe of Cornell Law School will lead a discussion for law school students on possible outcomes and how the case may fit in to the Supreme Court’s religious freedom jurisprudence.

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LIVE: Join us at 2 p.m. EDT for a 30-minute webinar before Monday's oral argument in McGirt v. Oklahoma. Sarah Harringto...
05/07/2020
Educational seminar: Preview of McGirt v. Oklahoma - SCOTUSblog

LIVE: Join us at 2 p.m. EDT for a 30-minute webinar before Monday's oral argument in McGirt v. Oklahoma. Sarah Harrington of Goldstein & Russell and Bob Anderson of Harvard Law School will lead an interactive discussion with high school students, starting with a preview of the case and then covering tribal sovereignty and the history of Native American reservations.

Today at 2:00 p.m. EDT, join us for a 30-minute webinar before Monday's oral argument in McGirt v. Oklahoma. Sarah Harrington of Goldstein & Russell and Bob Anderson of Harvard Law School will lead an interactive discussion with high school students, starting with a preview of the case and then

We're live! Join us a 30-minute webinar before the oral arguments on Tuesday in Trump v. Mazars USA, LLP & Trump v. Vanc...
05/07/2020
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting now

We're live! Join us a 30-minute webinar before the oral arguments on Tuesday in Trump v. Mazars USA, LLP & Trump v. Vance. Amy Howe and Steven Mazie of Bard High School Early College will lead an interactive discussion with middle school students, starting with previews of the cases and then addressing questions related to separation of powers.

You can join the seminar here:

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Today at 1:00 p.m. ET, join us for a 30-minute webinar before the oral argument next Monday in Our Lady of Guadalupe Sch...
05/06/2020
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Today at 1:00 p.m. ET, join us for a 30-minute webinar before the oral argument next Monday in Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru. Kevin Russell of Goldstein & Russell and Daniel Mach of the American Civil Liberties Union will lead an interactive discussion with high school students, starting with a preview of the case and then addressing questions related to the separation of church and state.

You can join the seminar at 1:00 p.m. below – attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions. A link to a live-stream of the seminar will also be shared at 1:00 p.m. at the top of scotusblog.com.

Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used around the world in board, confer...

In today’s first argument, SCOTUS will hear the latest in a set of challenges to the government’s rules surrounding exem...
05/06/2020
Supreme Court Pennsylvania Consolidated Health Care Oral Argument

In today’s first argument, SCOTUS will hear the latest in a set of challenges to the government’s rules surrounding exemptions for religious employers from the ACA’s contraceptive-coverage mandate. Tune in to the live audio and our live blog at 10am ET: https://www.c-span.org/video/?471642-1/supreme-court-pennsylvania-consolidated-health-care-oral-argument&live

Later this morning, the justices will hear argument in a First Amendment challenge to a federal law banning robocalls. Listen to the live audio and follow along with our live blog: https://www.c-span.org/video/?471643-1/supreme-court-oral-argument-barr-attorney-general-v-american-association-political-consultants&live

The Supreme Court hears oral argument via teleconference on a case challenging the Trump administration's new rules expanding the number of organizations that can file for religious or moral…

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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
It appears to be “open season” on gay people at the Court.