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Wednesday round-up

The justices wrap up the first week of the January session this morning with one oral argument, in Babb v. Wilkie, which asks whether federal employees suing under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act must prove that age discrimination was a but-for cause of an adverse employment action. Charlotte Garden previewed the case for this…
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Monday round-up

This morning the Supreme Court will hear the first oral arguments of 2020 in two cases. First up is Lucky Brand Dungarees v. Marcel Fashions Group, which asks whether, when a plaintiff asserts new claims, a defendant can raise defenses that were not actually litigated and resolved in any prior cases between the parties. Megan…
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Friday round-up

Briefly: At NPR, Nina Totenberg looks at the role of Chief Justice John Roberts in the upcoming presidential impeachment trial, noting that although the Constitution “says that the chief justice ‘shall preside’ over the Senate trial of a president,” “under Senate rules, it is the senators themselves who have the first and last word.” In…
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Thursday round-up

Briefly: At CNN, Joan Biskupic reports after a rare in-chambers interview with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who announced that she is “’cancer free,’” that “[i]n the current session, [Ginsburg] appears back with renewed vigor, especially on procedural questions — an emphasis that is important for the court’s left at the moment.” At The National Law…
wednesday-round-up

Wednesday round-up

Briefly: At PBS, Marcia Coyle reviews the first half of the Supreme Court term and previews the second, noting that “[i]n addition to the Senate trial, over which Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. is expected to preside, the ongoing presidential election campaign and a docket chock full of politically controversial cases have brewed a fraught…
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Tuesday round-up

Briefly: According to Parker Yesko at APM Reports, “Doug Evans, the Mississippi district attorney who has tried Curtis Flowers six times for the same crime, has asked to be removed from the case,” in the wake of a Supreme Court decision last term that “vacated the conviction from Flowers’ sixth trial, in 2010, finding that…
monday-round-up

Monday round-up

On Friday, a group of Democratic-led states and the House of Representatives asked the Supreme Court to grant expedited review of a lower-court decision striking down part of the Affordable Care Act. Amy Howe has this blog’s coverage, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court. Mark Sherman reports for AP that…
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Friday round-up

At the ABA Journal, Mark Walsh looks ahead to the “several potential blockbusters to be argued in the second half of the term.” Also at the ABA Journal, Erwin Chemerinsky agrees that “[t]he court is likely to dominate the headlines in May, and especially June 2020, with rulings on almost every major controversial area of…
thursday-round-up

Thursday round-up

On Tuesday, Chief Justice John Roberts released his annual year-end report on the federal judiciary. Amy Howe has this blog’s coverage. At Fox News, Bill Mears reports that, “’[s]aying ‘public confidence in the judiciary’ was at stake,” Roberts “urged Americans to become more engaged in learning about the role of courts in promoting democracy.” Jess Bravin…
tuesday-round-up

Tuesday round-up

Briefly: At The Hill, John Kruzel reports that “Chief Justice John Roberts has tried to prevent the Supreme Court from being seen as just another political body, but when he presides over President Trump’s likely impeachment trial in the Senate, the partisan glare will be hard for him to avoid.” At the Harvard Law Review Blog,…