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Justices take immigration instances off February calendar

Court to take on student-athlete compensation, class action cases

SCOTUS news By Amy Howe on February 3, 2021 at 2:32 p.m. The Supreme Court removed two cases from its February argument on Wednesday after the Biden government began overturning the two immigration policies challenged in the cases. Although the release of an assignment list on a Wednesday morning during the judges’ winter break was … Read more

Biden administration asks justices to take immigration instances off February calendar

border wall with surveillance tower in background

SCOTUS NEWS By Amy Howe on February 1, 2021 at 11:55 pm A section of the wall on the border between Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego, California. The crosses represent immigrants who died trying to cross the border. (Tomas Castelazo via Wikimedia Commons) An already thin calendar of arguments for February will likely become even … Read more

Justices announce low-key March argument session

Supreme Court building after snowfall

SCOTUS NEWS By Amy Howe on February 1, 2021 at 2:22 p.m. The Supreme Court building after a snowfall in January 2016. (Katie Barlow) The Supreme Court released the calendar for its March argumentation session on Monday, planning arguments on issues such as compensation for athletes, union organization, Medicaid work demands and the confiscation of … Read more

Justices dismiss arbitrability dispute – SCOTUSblog

Petitions of the week: Two cases on the state-secrets privilege

Opinion analysis From Ronald Mann on January 25, 2021 at 5:25 pm The Supreme Court on Monday issued a one-sentence order undoing its decision to review Henry Schein Inc. v Archer and White Sales Inc. as “improvised granted.” After a dispute with few judges sympathizing with the position of Archer and White Sales, the dismissal … 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

Argument evaluation: Justices sympathetic to FCC in media possession dispute

Case preview: Justices again take on anti-robocall law

The Supreme Court heard Tuesday morning in a dispute arising from attempts by the Federal Communications Commission to deregulate local media ownership. After nearly an hour and a half of debate, the judges seemed inclined to keep the FCC’s efforts going – even if that wasn’t the reason major broadcasters would prefer. FCC v Prometheus … Read more

Case preview: Justices to contemplate procedural subject in main climate-change lawsuit

Argument analysis: Justices ponder narrow question in second look at arbitration dispute

The Supreme Court will hear oral argument on Tuesday in a lawsuit brought by the city of Baltimore against companies that produce fossil fuels, seeking to hold them responsible for their role in global warming. The justices won’t weigh in on the merits of the city’s claims or the companies’ defenses; instead, the court will … Read more

Argument evaluation: Justices doubt FTC’s authority to compel financial aid

Argument analysis: Justices doubt FTC’s authority to compel monetary relief

Posted Thu, Jan 14th 2021 3:16 PM by Ronald Mann If you’re arguing on behalf of a federal regulator to protect consumers from businesses and Justice Stephen Breyer turns his face against you, your day is probably not going well. But that’s exactly what happened on Wednesday morning when Joel Marcus stood up against the … Read more

Justices are “within the course of” of getting COVID vaccines; some have obtained each doses

In year-end report, Roberts praises “unsung heroes” of the pandemic

Posted Wed Jan 13th 2021 9:17 pm by James Romoser Some Supreme Court justices, including Chief Justice John Roberts, have received both doses of the coronavirus vaccine, and the court says there are plans for full vaccination of all nine judges. Kathy Arberg, a spokeswoman for the court, declined to say how many judges (or … Read more