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‘Darkish shadow’ forged on probe of Whitmer kidnap plot after FBI instructed informant to lie, delete texts, lawyer says

Photo entered as exhibit in Barry Croft kidnap plot detention hearing

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The attorney for one of six men charged in a plot to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer said Friday, Aug. 13 that an FBI special agent told an informant to lie and text messages in between delete them. Attorney Michael Hills, who represented Brandon Caserta, asked a federal judge to order the … Read more

On the Supreme Courtroom’s shadow docket, the regular quantity of pandemic circumstances continues

Christian school in Kentucky asks justices to intervene in dispute over in-person classes at religious schools

As the Supreme Court expires for the holiday break, one thing that hasn’t slowed is the flow of litigation resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. In November and December, the court dealt with seven urgency motions related to COVID-19, six challenging religious institutions against government orders to restrict crowds, and one dealing with prisoners’ exposure to … Read more

One other glimpse into the shadow docket

Another glimpse into the shadow docket

SCOTUStalk guest Posted Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:28 pm Posted Mon Nov 23rd 2020 5:28 pm by SCOTUStalk What is the Supreme Court’s “shadow protocol”? John Elwood, Head of Arnold & Porter’s Appeals Panel and Supreme Court Practice, sits down with SCOTUStalk host Amy Howe to explain the often opaque work that goes on outside … Read more