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  • Case preview: Clash over media ownership rules arrives at the court
    by Amy Howe on January 19, 2021 at 12:28 am

    On Tuesday the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the latest chapter of a long-running battle between the Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit over the FCC’s efforts to deregulate media ownership. Although the case is a technical one, the court’s eventual ruling could affect who owns The post Case preview: Clash over media ownership rules arrives at the court appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

  • Who will be the next solicitor general?
    by SCOTUStalk on January 18, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    President-elect Joe Biden has not yet announced a nominee for solicitor general, the top lawyer who represents the government before the Supreme Court. SCOTUStalk host Amy Howe and SCOTUSblog’s media editor, Katie Barlow, discuss potential picks. The next solicitor general could be a Washington insider, or it could be someone unexpected — like Elena Kagan, The post Who will be the next solicitor general? appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

  • Case preview: Justices to consider procedural issue in major climate-change lawsuit
    by Amy Howe on January 18, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    The Supreme Court will hear oral argument on Tuesday in a lawsuit brought by the city of Baltimore against companies that produce fossil fuels, seeking to hold them responsible for their role in global warming. The justices won’t weigh in on the merits of the city’s claims or the companies’ defenses; instead, the court will The post Case preview: Justices to consider procedural issue in major climate-change lawsuit appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

  • This week at the court
    by Kalvis Golde on January 17, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    On Monday, the court will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. On Tuesday, the court will release orders from the Jan. 15 conference at 9:30 a.m. At 10 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in FCC v. Prometheus Radio Project and BP P.L.C. v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore. On Friday, The post This week at the court appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

  • Over sharp dissents, court intervenes to allow federal government to execute 13th person in six months
    by James Romoser on January 16, 2021 at 7:44 am

    The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the federal government to execute Dustin Higgs, reversing lower-court orders that had put the execution on hold and drawing strongly worded dissents from two justices. Higgs’ execution was the third federal execution this week, and it concludes a push by the Trump administration to carry out death sentences before The post Over sharp dissents, court intervenes to allow federal government to execute 13th person in six months appeared first on SCOTUSblog.