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Supreme Court will consider racial gerrymandering case; could standing issue affect health law?

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to consider the constitutionality of 11 state legislative districts in Virginia that were drawn in 2011 to maintain a black voting-age population of…

‘Tough as nails’ Ginsburg was reportedly back in her office, planning to resume workouts

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was reportedly back in her office Tuesday afternoon after breaking three ribs in a fall last Wednesday night.

An anonymous court employee told the Associated…

Justices clash in death-penalty cases; Thomas concurrence highlights brutal murders

Justice Clarence Thomas clashed with Justice Stephen G. Breyer on Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court denied cert in seven death-penalty cases.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissented from the cert denial,…

Group asks fellow Harvard Law students to boycott Kirkland & Ellis

The Pipeline Parity Project has called for a student boycott of Kirkland & Ellis until the law firm removes arbitration agreements from employee contracts.

The organization describes itself as a…

Kavanaugh keeps a low profile since his confirmation, breaks with conservatives in a few votes

Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh appears to be staying out of the limelight since a tumultuous Supreme Court confirmation hearing in which he strongly denied allegations of sexual assault.

Kavanaugh has…

Justice Ginsburg is released from the hospital after breaking three ribs

Updated: Three broken ribs aren’t stopping Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg from getting some work done.

Ginsburg was released from the hospital on Friday morning, USA Today reports. Court spokesperson…

Supreme Court mandate on disability standards for death penalty was ignored, ABA amicus brief argues
The American Bar Association filed an amicus brief Thursday in the case of a defendant who’s at the U.S. Supreme Court for a second time, arguing that a lower court flouted the high court's prior decision.
9th Circuit keeps DACA in place, says decision to end program is likely ‘arbitrary and capricious’
A federal appeals court on Thursday affirmed a nationwide injunction that bars the Trump administration from phasing out a program protecting immigrants brought to the country illegally as minors.
How to sue a foreign government? US sides with Sudan in Supreme Court review of USS Cole judgment

Questions about service of legal papers could topple a $315 million default judgment against Sudan in a suit claiming the country supported al Qaida before its members bombed the USS…

Justice Ginsburg is released from hospital after breaking three ribs in a fall

Updated: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Friday morning after falling in her office on Wednesday and breaking three ribs.

Court spokesperson Kathy Arberg said Ginsburg was…

Bias in jury selection is back before Supreme Court; is ‘OJ strategy’ a Batson violation?

Lawyers for two death-row inmates are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to decide questions of racial bias in jury selection.

Last Friday, the court accepted the case of Curtis…

Supreme Court rules federal age-bias law applies to state and local governments of any size

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 applies to state and local governments, regardless of their size.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote…

Does Peace Cross memorial on government land violate establishment clause?

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether a government-maintained monument known as the Peace Cross violates the establishment clause.

The court agreed to consider two consolidated cases…

Supreme Court allows trial in challenge to census citizenship question; three justices dissent
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block a trial in a challenge to the U.S. Commerce Department’s decision to add a citizenship question on the 2020 census.
Court to consider challenge to cy pres remedies to settle class actions
Cy pres settlements emerged in the 1970s as a solution to class actions with large and diffuse memberships for whom individual cash awards might be paltry. Such settlements typically involve contributions to charities or nonprofit organizations that advance the goals pursued in the class action.

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