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Whistleblowers aren’t protected by Dodd-Frank absent SEC complaint, Supreme Court rules

The Dodd-Frank financial oversight law doesn’t protect securities whistleblowers from retaliation unless they report the alleged violation to the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday.

Supreme Court holds guilty plea doesn’t bar Second Amendment challenge; Gorsuch joins Breyer opinion
A criminal defendant who pleads guilty doesn’t inherently waive the right to challenge the constitutionality of the statute under which he was convicted, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
Woman denies harassment by Justice Thomas amid new #MeToo reporting; he decries victim culture
The spotlight is once again on allegations of sexual harassment by Justice Clarence Thomas before he joined the U.S. Supreme Court.
Second Amendment is a ‘disfavored right’ in the Supreme Court, Thomas says in cert-denial dissent
Justice Clarence Thomas asserted the Second Amendment is “a disfavored right” in the U.S. Supreme Court when he dissented Tuesday from the denial of certiorari in a gun case.
Volunteers are 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.

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