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  • Justices to take up battle over Trump financial documents
    by Amy Howe on December 13, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    This afternoon the Supreme Court announced that it would wade into the fray over access to President Donald Trump’s financial records. The justices agreed to review three separate lower-court decisions that ruled against the president: Two of those decisions upheld subpoenas that would force the president’s accounting firm and lenders to turn over financial records that they […] The post Justices to take up battle over Trump financial documents appeared first on SCOTUSblog. […]

  • Now available on Oyez: This week’s oral argument audio aligned with the transcripts
    by Oyez Project on December 13, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Oyez has posted the aligned audio and transcripts from this week’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court. The court heard argument this week in: Guerrero-Lasprilla v. Barr Thryv, Inc. v. Click-to-Call Technologies Maine Community Health Options v. United States Holguin-Hernandez v. United States McKinney v. Arizona Monasky v. Taglieri The post Now available on Oyez: This week’s oral argument audio aligned with the transcripts appeared first on SCOTUSblog. […]

  • Petitions of the week
    by Andrew Hamm on December 13, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    This week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that address, among other things, whether the Department of Veterans Affairs enjoys a presumption in every veterans-benefit case that its medical examiner is competent, and whether, when a jury states that it is “unable to agree” on a defendant’s guilt for a greater offense and […] The post Petitions of the week appeared first on SCOTUSblog. […]

  • Friday round-up
    by Edith Roberts on December 13, 2019 at 11:54 am

    Briefly: At Reuters, Lawrence Hurley reports that the Supreme Court “could decide this week on whether to hear appeals from [President Donald] Trump in three cases he has lost in lower courts” involving his “efforts to shield his tax returns and other financial records from scrutiny.” Kristin Lam reports at USA Today (via How Appealing) […] The post Friday round-up appeared first on SCOTUSblog. […]

  • Argument analysis: Justices debate impact of “do-over” in capital case
    by Amy Howe on December 12, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    Yesterday the Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of James McKinney, who was sentenced to death for two murders in 1991. After the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit threw out McKinney’s death sentence four years ago, the Arizona Supreme Court reinstated it. The state court first rejected McKinney’s argument that […] The post Argument analysis: Justices debate impact of “do-over” in capital case appeared first on SCOTUSblog. […]