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Government returns in climate change lawsuit (UPDATED)

UPDATE: On Friday, October 19, Chief Justice John Roberts put discovery and the trial on hold until the plaintiffs respond to the government’s request and the justices can rule on that request. The plaintiffs’ response is due on Wednesday, October 24, at 3 p.m. In July, the Supreme Court declined to intervene in a lawsuit filed by […]
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October 18, 2018/by Amy Howe

Ask the author: The imperial presidency and the Supreme Court

The following is a series of questions posed by Ronald Collins to Kimberley Fletcher on the occasion of the publication of her book “The Collision of Political and Legal Time: Foreign Affairs and the Supreme Court’s Transformation of Executive Authority” (Temple University Press, 2018, 296 pp., cloth: $99.50, paper: $39.95). Kimberley Fletcher is an assistant […]
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October 18, 2018/by Ronald Collins

(Video) CAN I CONVERT MY CHAPTER 7 BANKRUPTCY TO A CHAPTER 13 PRIOR TO DISCHARGE?

Sometimes, when a debtor files Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, there is a desire to convert to a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. Maybe, it is because debtor’s income has risen or the US Trustee’s Office has a brought a motion to dismiss debtor’s Chapter 7 Ban...
October 18, 2018/by Wesley Scott

Relist Watch

John Elwood (barely) reviews Monday’s likely relists. I’m preparing for an argument, so this week’s update will be brief. There’s been a lot of movement on last week’s relists. On Friday, the Supreme Court granted review in the twice-relisted Manhattan Community Access Corporation v. Halleck, 17-1702, which asks whether the private operator of a public access […]
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October 18, 2018/by John Elwood

Thursday round-up

Court-watchers continue to consider the effect of Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation on future Supreme Court decisions and on the court as an institution. At CNN, Joan Biskupic writes that although “[i]n the wake of the divisive Brett Kavanaugh hearings, Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday tried to assure the public that the US Supreme Court […]
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October 18, 2018/by Edith Roberts

(Video) CAN I BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BECAUSE I FILED CHAPTER 7 BANKRUPTCY?

Section 525 of the Bankruptcy Code provides protections against discriminatory treatment. Section 525(b) of the Bankruptcy Code provides that a private employer may not terminate the employment of, or discriminate with respect to the employ...
October 17, 2018/by Wesley Scott

Petitions of the week

This week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that address, among other things, the classification under the Armed Career Criminal Act of a criminal offense that requires a defendant to have acted recklessly; the constitutionality of a categorical exclusion of houses of worship from qualifying for a government historic preservation grant; and the extent […]
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October 17, 2018/by Aurora Barnes

Wednesday round-up

In a speech yesterday referring to “the contentious events in Washington of recent weeks,” Chief Justice John Roberts emphasized the independence of the Supreme Court. Andrew Hamm covers Roberts’ remarks for this blog. Additional coverage comes from Josh Gerstein at Politico, Robert Barnes for The Washington Post, Brent Kendall for The Wall Street Journal, and […]
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October 17, 2018/by Edith Roberts

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