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Live blog of opinions

We’re live-blogging as the Supreme Court releases opinions in one or more argued cases. Join us. SCOTUSblog is sponsored by Casetext: A more intelligent way to search the law.

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April 23, 2019/by Andrew Hamm

Tuesday round-up

Today is a rare three-argument day at the Supreme Court. This morning, the justices will hear 80 minutes of argument in one of the term’s marquee cases, Department of Commerce v. New York, a challenge to the Trump administration’s decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census. Amy Howe had this blog’s […]
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April 23, 2019/by Edith Roberts

Common Financial Hardships Leading To Bankruptcy In MN

There are countless hurdles in life that can push us into financial hardship and no one’s journey to and through bankruptcy is exactly the same. But there do tend to be unavoidable similarities in many cases: drop in income, the dissolution...
April 22, 2019/by Wesley Scott

A trademark case with colorful language: Amy Howe and Mark Walsh talk through Iancu v. Brunetti

In this week’s episode of SCOTUStalk, Amy Howe of Howe on the Court briefly reviews the latest SCOTUS news before providing deeper coverage with Mark Walsh of last week’s oral argument in Iancu v. Brunetti, a First Amendment challenge to the ban on reg...
April 22, 2019/by SCOTUStalk

Empirical SCOTUS: Advocates who drive the justices’ votes

Scholars of the Supreme Court often debate the role of lawyers in Supreme Court decision-making. For an attitudinalist, the justices’ preferences make all (or at least most of) the difference. According to this theory, justices will often vote based on their preferred policy direction, which minimizes the role of advocacy. More recent studies show that […]
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April 22, 2019/by Adam Feldman

Argument transcripts

The transcript of oral argument in Food Marketing Institute v. Argus Leader Media is available on the Supreme Court’s website; the transcript in Fort Bend County, Texas v. Davis is also available.
 

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April 22, 2019/by Andrew Hamm

Court to take up LGBT rights in the workplace (Updated)

[Editor’s Note: This post was updated at 11:50 a.m. to include discussion of CITGO Asphalt Refining Co. v. Frescati Shipping Co., Barton v. Barr and Putnam Investments v. Brotherston.] The Supreme Court announced today that it will weigh in next term on whether federal employment discrimination laws protect LGBT employees. After considering a trio of […]
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April 22, 2019/by Amy Howe

Monday round-up

This morning the court begins the last week of oral arguments for October Term 2018 with arguments in two cases. The first is Food Marketing Institute v. Argus Leader Media, in which the court will interpret the term “confidential” in a Freedom of Information Act exemption. Mark Fenster previewed the case for this blog. Sarah […]
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April 22, 2019/by Edith Roberts

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