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Divided courtroom permits indoor worship providers to renew in California

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SCOTUS NEWS By Amy Howe on February 6, 2021 at 2:52 a.m. The court issued its ruling on the COVID-related worship restrictions in California at around 11:00 p.m. Friday night. (Katie Barlow) More than eight months after the Supreme Court refused to intervene in a California church’s challenge to stay at home orders issued by … Read more

Divided courtroom favors judicial evaluation of company determination on railroad employee advantages

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OPINION ANALYSIS By Sam Callahan and Allon Kedem on February 5, 2021 at 12:09 pm The Supreme Court appeared in November 2020 when Salinas v US Railroad Retirement Board was debated. (Katie Barlow) On Wednesday, the Supreme Court issued its first 5-to-4 ruling in a 2020-21 dispute – albeit not in a hot-button constitutional case, … Read more

Argument evaluation: Justices divided in procedural battle between Baltimore, oil corporations in local weather combat

Argument analysis: Justices divided in procedural battle between Baltimore, oil companies in climate fight

Kannon Shanmugam argues for BP and other fossil fuel companies (Art Lien) In a 2015 speech at Harvard Law School, Justice Elena Kagan told the audience that “we are all textualists now” – that is, any attempt to interpret a statute begins (and often ends) with the language of the statute . This principle could … Read more

Divided courtroom reinstates Arizona inmate’s dying sentence

Divided court reinstates Arizona inmate’s death sentence

Posted on Monday December 14th, 2020 at 12:56 PM by Amy Howe The Supreme Court issued orders on Monday from the judges’ private conference last week. The judges had already approved a case from that conference on Friday that included a class certification in a securities fraud case. It was therefore not surprising that they … Read more