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Musical Interlude — See Also
by Joe Patrice on February 24, 2020 at 10:17 pm
Poetry In Motion: If you've got to write a cease and desist response, why not have some fun with it? Get Up Puppet Boy, You've Got A Job To Do: Justice Sotomayor sees some strings on a lot of her coworkers. Everybody Must Get Stoned: DLA Piper opens weed practice. I'm Not Listening When You Say Goodbye: Roger Stone keeps annoying everyone around him. Closing Time, Open All The Doors And Let You Out Into The World: LexisNexis shuts down old mainframe.
Bar Exam List Of Shame
by Kathryn Rubino on February 24, 2020 at 9:45 pm
Phil Falcone Really Knows How To Lever The Hell Out Of A Warhol
by Jon Shazar - Dealbreaker on February 24, 2020 at 9:16 pm
First put it up as collateral for a loan, then allegedly just sell it without paying off that loan.
2 New Services Deliver Timely Legal News From Legal Dockets
by Robert Ambrogi on February 24, 2020 at 8:48 pm
At a time when trusted options for legal news grow increasingly rare, both of these new services should be welcome additions for legal professionals.
Miami Heat In-House Counsel Alleges Retaliation Over Parental Leave
by Kathryn Rubino on February 24, 2020 at 8:15 pm
Only a few months after she took parental leave, the plaintiff says she was out of a job.
Argument analysis: Justices parse retroactivity and immunity for foreign governments
by Amy Howe on February 24, 2020 at 11:02 pm
The Supreme Court heard oral argument this morning in a case brought by the victims of the August 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya. Although the bombings killed over 200 people and injured more than a thousand others, today’s discussion before the eight justices – Justice Brett Kavanaugh was recused – The post Argument analysis: Justices parse retroactivity and immunity for foreign governments appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Justices to take up case involving faith-based adoption agencies and same-sex couples
by Amy Howe on February 24, 2020 at 8:33 pm
The Supreme Court returned from its winter recess today with just one new grant from last week’s private conference, but the newest addition to the court’s merits docket is a significant one. Next term the justices will hear oral argument in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, a challenge by several foster parents and Catholic Social The post Justices to take up case involving faith-based adoption agencies and same-sex couples appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Argument preview: What process is due in streamlined administrative procedures?
by Kari Hong on February 24, 2020 at 4:50 pm
Department of Homeland Security v. Thuraissigiam, which will be argued on March 2, raises important questions about whether asylum-seekers may challenge mistakes made during the expedited removal process. Expedited removal, a streamlined, bare-bones procedure established by Congress in 1996, currently applies, among others, to all presumed noncitizens who are arrested within 100 miles of the The post Argument preview: What process is due in streamlined administrative procedures? appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Argument preview: Do federal courts have jurisdiction to review a challenge to an administrative denial of relief under the Convention Against Torture?
by Jennifer Chacon on February 24, 2020 at 3:38 pm
In 1996, Congress enacted a number of provisions limiting judicial review of immigration court decisions. In the 2001 case Immigration and Naturalization Service v. St. Cyr, the Supreme Court addressed one of these bars, and found that because Congress had not expressly stated that the provision was intended to strip federal courts of jurisdiction to The post Argument preview: Do federal courts have jurisdiction to review a challenge to an administrative denial of relief under the Convention Against Torture? appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
by Edith Roberts on February 24, 2020 at 12:05 pm
This morning the justices return to the bench for the February argument session. First on the agenda is the oral argument in U.S. Forest Service v. Cowpasture River Preservation Association, involving the power of the Forest Service to grant rights of way through lands traversed by the Appalachian Trail. Noah Sachs previewed the case for The post Monday round-up appeared first on SCOTUSblog.