U.S. Supreme Court

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Volunteers wanted to transcribe justices’ notes from SCOTUS conferences
The University of Minnesota and Michigan State University are crowdsourcing volunteers to help their academic research teams transcribe over 50,000 pages of handwritten notes from U.S. Supreme Court justices.
Retired judge who told teen he would die in prison urges SCOTUS to review and reverse her sentence
A retired Missouri judge says she “deeply regrets” sentencing a youth to 241 years in prison for his role in two armed robberies committed at age 16, and she hopes her decision will be overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Stop treating Ruth Bader Ginsburg like a judicial rock star, op-ed says
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been described as a judicial rock star. Her face appears on T-shirts bearing the “Notorious RBG” nickname. Her exercise routine is the subject of a book. Her appearances draw large crowds.
Are Gorsuch’s provocative opinions slowing the court down?
The U.S. Supreme Court has released only four signed opinions so far this term, a slow pace that could be partly due to Justice Neil M. Gorsuch’s provocative opinions.
Separation of powers lays foundation for judicial independence
Judicial independence is a bedrock principle of the rule of law.

For America, that principle is grounded in Article III of the Constitution, which provides for an independent judiciary, and in Marbury v. Madison (1803), which established that the judiciary has the “province and duty … to say what the law is.”
Trump nominates 9 to federal court vacancies

Updated: Nine more nominees for federal judgeships were announced Tuesday by the White House.

The newest wave of nominees are:

• Mark Bennett, former attorney general of Hawaii, to…

Chemerinsky: Free speech at the Supreme Court
In a term filled with potential blockbuster decisions, it is striking that there are five cases involving issues of freedom of speech. They touch on many different aspects of First Amendment jurisprudence and collectively have the potential for significantly changing the law in this area.
Supreme Court grants partial stay in North Carolina redistricting case
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday partly stayed a lower court decision in a redistricting case from North Carolina that involved allegations of racial gerrymandering.
Alito denies GOP request to stay Pennsylvania order in partisan gerrymandering case
Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. has denied a request by Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania to stay an order by the state's top court that requires the redrawing of a congressional district map in a partisan gerrymandering case.
Microsoft case underscores legal complications of cloud computing
How far can law enforcement authorities go when seeking electronically stored information outside the United States?
Feb. 11, 1812: Gerrymander’s first sighting
Massachusetts Gov. Elbridge Gerry lent his name to the gerrymander, a legislative effort to apportion political jurisdictions.
Ginsburg says time of ‘fierce partisanship’ will eventually pass

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg decried bitter partisanship in Washington, D.C., during two appearances on Tuesday in Rhode Island.

Ginsburg expressed fears that the judiciary will be seen as political due…

Trump praises Gorsuch and highlights judicial picks in his State of the Union speech
President Donald Trump acknowledged Justice Neil M. Gorsuch as he touted his judicial picks in his State of the Union speech on Tuesday.
5 justices expected to miss Trump’s State of the Union address

Only four justices are expected to be present Tuesday evening when President Donald Trump gives his State of the Union address.

Justices who will attend are Chief Justice John G.…

Supreme Court stays execution of Alabama man in judicial override case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday granted a stay of execution to an Alabama inmate who contended a judge’s override of jurors’ life-in-prison recommendation is unconstitutional.

The stay of…

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