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  • Court reinstates Oregon ballot-initiative rules
    by Amy Howe on August 11, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    For the fifth time this year, the Supreme Court set aside a lower-court order that would have altered state election rules in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The justices on Tuesday granted an emergency request by the state of Oregon to put on hold a ruling by a federal district judge that would have required The post Court reinstates Oregon ballot-initiative rules appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

  • Court will not stay NCAA athlete-compensation ruling
    by Amy Howe on August 11, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    The Supreme Court declined on Tuesday to block a lower-court ruling that allows colleges and universities to pay some student-athletes for expenses related to education. The National Collegiate Athletic Association and a group of athletic conferences had asked the justices to stop the ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit from The post Court will not stay NCAA athlete-compensation ruling appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

  • Tuesday round-up
    by James Romoser on August 11, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Two more cases involving state election rules during the coronavirus pandemic are before the Supreme Court on an emergency basis this week: one about absentee-ballot requirements in Rhode Island, and another about ballot-initiative rules in Oregon. In the Rhode Island case, Republican National Committee v. Common Cause Rhode Island, national and state Republicans asked the The post Tuesday round-up appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

  • RNC, Rhode Island Republicans ask justices to intervene in absentee-ballot dispute
    by Amy Howe on August 10, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    The Republican National Committee and Rhode Island Republicans asked the Supreme Court on Monday to block an order by a federal district court that relaxed the state’s witness requirement for absentee ballots. The two groups argued that the relief they have requested – putting the lower court’s ruling on hold – was compelled by the The post RNC, Rhode Island Republicans ask justices to intervene in absentee-ballot dispute appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

  • Symposium: Free exercise, RFRA and the need for a constitutional safety net
    by Kim Colby on August 10, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    This article is part of a SCOTUSblog symposium on the Roberts court and the religion clauses. Kim Colby is director of the Christian Legal Society’s Center for Law and Religious Freedom. She was counsel on amicus briefs on behalf of the Christian Legal Society in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru, Tanzin v. The post Symposium: Free exercise, RFRA and the need for a constitutional safety net appeared first on SCOTUSblog.