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  • Thursday round-up
    by Edith Roberts on May 28, 2020 at 10:30 am

    The latest episode of Bloomberg Law’s Cases and Controversies podcast “highlights an issue that’s been piling up on the high court’s docket: Qualified immunity, the legal doctrine that serves to shield law enforcement from liability even in the face of the most egregious allegations of civil rights violations.” At Slate, Mark Joseph Stern notes the The post Thursday round-up appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

  • Relist Watch: Looking for the living among the dead
    by John Elwood on May 27, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    John Elwood reviews Friday’s relists. A funny thing happened on Friday: The Supreme Court relisted cases for the next week’s conference, only one day following its previous conference. That may not seem like a big deal, but it’s the biggest change in the court’s relisting procedures in years. Usually, the court relists cases after it The post Relist Watch: Looking for the living among the dead appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

  • Wednesday round-up
    by Edith Roberts on May 27, 2020 at 10:51 am

    Amy Howe reports for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court, that yesterday the court denied, at least for now, “a request by the federal government to put a temporary hold on an order by a federal court that could lead to the release or transfer of over 800 The post Wednesday round-up appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

  • Church challenges COVID-19 stay-at-home order (Updated)
    by Amy Howe on May 26, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    Update: Justice Elena Kagan has called for a response in the case; it is due on Thursday, May 28, by 8 p.m. On Wednesday, two Chicago-area churches asked the justices to allow them to hold services on Pentecost as well. The Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church and Logos Baptist Ministries, which are both Romanian-American Christian churches, The post Church challenges COVID-19 stay-at-home order (Updated) appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

  • Court rejects – at least for now – government’s request to block Ohio prisoner release plan
    by Amy Howe on May 26, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    Today the Supreme Court denied a request by the federal government to put a temporary hold on an order by a federal court that could lead to the release or transfer of over 800 inmates from a federal prison where nine inmates have died from COVID-19. The inmates’ victory, however, appeared to be mostly procedural The post Court rejects – at least for now – government’s request to block Ohio prisoner release plan appeared first on SCOTUSblog.