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Supreme Court allows more extended-family exemptions to travel ban
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to disturb part of a federal judge's decision that exempted grandparents and grandchildren from President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban.
‘Rogue One’ actress Jones to play Ruth Bader Ginsburg in upcoming movie

Felicity Jones will play Ruth Bader Ginsburg in an upcoming movie about her life written by a relative of the U.S. Supreme Court Justice’s late husband.

The film is called…

Patent lawsuits drop 21 percent in the Eastern District of Texas as SCOTUS ruling brings new era
Patent lawsuits in the federal court for the Eastern District of Texas are on the decline as a result of a May ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court.
‘No need for octogenarians’ on the bench, including those on the Supreme Court, Posner says
Judge Richard Posner is 78 years old, according to Wikipedia, a source he has cited in his own opinions for the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

In a couple of years, Posner’s judicial career would be over if the position he takes in a Slate article were to come to fruition.
Supreme Court allows Wisconsin to enforce fetal protection law pending appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday allowed the state of Wisconsin to enforce a fetal protection law that resulted in a pregnant woman being sent to jail.

The Supreme Court…

Chemerinsky: Two end-of-term decisions close the courthouse doors to those who have been injured
Amid the flurry of end-of-term decisions, two are very troubling. Although the cases arose in different contexts, they both have the same effect: closing the courthouse doors to those who have suffered serious injuries.
Is Gorsuch the new Scalia? He lectures colleagues and aligns himself with Thomas
Justice Neil M. Gorsuch has quickly staked out conservative positions and aligned himself with Justice Clarence Thomas since joining the U.S. Supreme Court.
Chief Justice Roberts tells students he hopes they will experience challenges rather than success

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. departed from standard graduation advice when he told middle school graduates last month that he wished them bad luck.

Roberts delivered the ninth-grade commencement…

Supreme Court makes venue shopping harder for patent trolls

Could this be the end of out-of-town patent lawyers flocking to Marshall, Texas? They’ve become known for showing up in luxury cars, ordering catered gourmet meals for their trial war rooms and running up expensive hotel tabs. That’s the future some observers predict for the top destination for patent infringement lawsuits after a U.S. Supreme Court decision limited the venues where such suits may be filed.

July 31, 1942: Putting the Enemy on Trial

In a ruling that six decades later would color high court actions on the issues of Guantanamo and the treatment of illegal combatants, the court declared that even citizens who take up arms against the nation can be considered “enemy belligerents”—a category distinct from treason—and tried by the military. Moreover, the treatment of enemy belligerents is prescribed by the Articles of War, not the Constitution.

Republicans call on Ginsburg to recuse herself in travel ban case
Corrected: Fifty-eight Republican lawmakers are calling on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to recuse herself in the travel ban case that will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court.
US reportedly defines ‘close family’ ties that will exempt immigrants from travel ban
The U.S. State Department has reportedly adopted guidelines to define which immigrants are exempt from the revised ban on travel to the United States by people from six Muslim-majority countries.
Journalist with nearly 60 years of SCOTUS reporting experience announces retirement

Lyle Denniston, who’s spent nearly 60 years as a U.S. Supreme Court journalist, announced his retirement Tuesday on Twitter.

“After 58 years of SCt journalism, 69 in the trade, retiring…

Supreme Court to decide whether Congress can bar states from authorizing sports gambling

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to decide the constitutionality of a federal statute banning states from authorizing sports betting.

The issue in the two consolidated cases before the…

SCOTUS rules Arkansas must include names of gay spouses on birth certificates; Gorsuch dissents

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the U.S. Constitution requires the state of Arkansas to list gay spouses on birth certificates.

The per curiam decision (PDF) granted…

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