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4356 ABA Journal U.S. Supreme Court articles.

The right age to die? For some, science outpaces the Supreme Court on juveniles, death penalty
When 15-year-old Luis Cruz joined the Latin Kings in 1991, he was a child by almost any measure: he couldn’t legally drive, drop out of school, or buy a beer. But was he still a child a few years later when—just months after he turned 18—he murdered two people on the orders of gang leaders?
RBG action figure to ship this fall thanks to Kickstarter campaign

Updated: A company that hoped to raise $15,000 to make a Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg action figure instead raked in $613,700.

The RBG action figure is expected to ship in…

Executed Tennessee man coughed and gasped before dying; Sotomayor had warned of ‘torturous pain’

A Tennessee man was executed on Thursday after U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor warned that he was likely to suffer “torturous pain” while his suffering is shrouded “behind a…

Supreme Court’s visible edits show misspellings and missteps; is there a ‘minuscule’ error?
The U.S. Supreme Court has corrected misspellings, wrong word choices, missing words and grammatical missteps in several Supreme Court opinions this term, according to a website that reveals the corrections.
22 former Thomas clerks have landed Trump administration jobs or judicial nominations

Justice Clarence Thomas’ former law clerks have a big influence because of hiring and judicial nominations by the Trump administration.

Twenty-two former of Thomas’ former clerks were nominated for judgeships…

This year’s Supreme Court blockbusters were politically charged: ‘We’re in a more partisan time’
During an era of increasing partisanship, the U.S. Supreme Court took on a series of blockbuster cases its last term that were largely divided along ideological lines—likely a sign of things to come, a panel of legal scholars and lawyers said.
Lost ground: The number of women arguing before the court has fallen off steeply

“I would have thought this would have been fixed by now,” says Lisa S. Blatt, a partner with Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer who has argued 35 cases—more than any other woman—before the Supreme Court.

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Supreme Court refuses stay in youths’ climate change suit, while offering advice to trial court

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to stay a lawsuit filed on behalf of 21 youths who claim a right to a climate capable of sustaining human life.


Kavanaugh seems to shun gun registration laws, but may not oppose license training requirements

If appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh could be less hospitable to gun regulation—and more likely to vote in favor of cert grants on gun cases—than the…

Ginsburg hopes to stay at least 5 more years on the Supreme Court
Fans of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg were buoyed by a comment she made Sunday after a performance in New York of The Originalist, a play about the views of the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
Ann Hopkins, plaintiff in landmark gender stereotyping case, dies at 74

A woman who took her gender stereotyping case to the U.S. Supreme Court after twice being denied a partnership at Price Waterhouse has died at 74.

Ann Hopkins died June…

What Brett Kavanaugh’s SeaWorld dissent says about a likely Supreme Court record in labor cases
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s dissent in a case stemming from the 2010 death of a SeaWorld trainer is being cited as an indication of his pro-business record in labor cases.
ABA president says Trump order could politicize the process of hiring administrative law judges
Updated: ABA President Hilarie Bass says President Donald Trump’s executive order eliminating the competitive hiring process for administrative law judges is “ill-considered and legally vulnerable.”
ABA files amicus brief with Supreme Court seeking to preserve cy pres awards for legal aid groups

The American Bar Association on Monday filed an amicus brief that told the U.S. Supreme Court that class-action cy pres awards are often appropriate when paid to legal service groups…

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