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  • 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.

  • Monday round-up
    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.