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Empirical SCOTUS: Locating weak causal strands in the justices’ opinions

In the introduction to his eye-opening work on the Supreme Court certiorari process, “Deciding to Decide,” H.W. Perry summarizes the court’s lack of institutional transparency: “Although some rules are published, most of the internal procedures are by consensus, are unpublished, and are frequently unknown … We on the outside find out about them only when …

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Online Tools Make Civics Accessible to Teachers, Parents, and Teens

Main content In communities forced to quarantine because of the coronavirus COVID-19, social studies teachers are venturing into the distance learning space and parents are seeking ways to keep homebound teenagers constructively occupied. A series of U.S. Courts online civics resources can help fill this void, by stimulating critical thinking and thoughtful discussions. Adults and …

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Opinion analysis: Court sides with immigrants on availability of judicial review of removal orders

Posted Mon, March 23rd, 2020 8:40 pm by Kit Johnson Today, the Supreme Court issued its decision in the consolidated cases of Guerrero-Lasprilla v. Barr and Ovalles v. Barr. The court ruled in favor of the noncitizens who were challenging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit’s denial of their motions to reopen their …

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No new grants, but a rebuke for the 5th Circuit

Posted Mon, March 23rd, 2020 5:02 pm by Amy Howe Last Friday, the justices had their regularly scheduled private conference. According to the court’s Public Information Office, the meeting was a departure from their normal format: Following Center for Disease Control guidelines to combat the spread of the coronavirus, only Chief Justice John Roberts was …

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Opinion analysis: Court sends race-discrimination case back to lower courts, requires plaintiff to meet higher bar

Posted Mon, March 23rd, 2020 4:43 pm by Amy Howe This morning the Supreme Court issued its opinion in an important race-discrimination case. The justices unanimously ruled that a lawsuit brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1981, a part of the Civil Rights Act that prohibits racial discrimination in contracts, requires the plaintiff to show “but …

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Event announcement: International Municipal Lawyers Association – 2020 Mid-Year Virtual Seminar

Posted Mon, March 23rd, 2020 3:04 pm by Kalvis Golde Due to guidance surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, the IMLA has rescheduled its 2020 Mid-Year Seminar, which will be held entirely online. The five-day seminar will take place during the afternoons of April 20-24, and will include a Supreme Court Update panel with this blog’s Amy …

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Opinion analysis: Congress cannot subject states to suit for pirating and plundering copyrighted material

Posted Mon, March 23rd, 2020 2:43 pm by Howard M. Wasserman A state cannot be sued for copyright infringement because Congress did not validly abrogate sovereign immunity when it enacted the Copyright Remedy Clarification Act of 1990, the Supreme Court held Monday in Allen v. Cooper. Justice Elena Kagan wrote the opinion for six justices; …

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