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  • This week at the court
    by Andrew Hamm on May 26, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    The Supreme Court will release orders from the May 23 conference on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.; John Elwood’s Relist Watch compiles the petitions that were relisted for this conference. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday at 10 a.m. On Thursday, the justices meet for their May 30 conference. The post This week at the court appeared first on SCOTUSblog. […]

  • Court puts partisan-gerrymandering rulings on hold
    by Amy Howe on May 24, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    In the next month or so, the Supreme Court is expected to issue its decisions in a pair of cases challenging federal congressional districts in North Carolina and Maryland as the product of unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering. When the justices heard oral argument in the two cases in late March, a key issue was whether courts […] The post Court puts partisan-gerrymandering rulings on hold appeared first on SCOTUSblog. […]

  • Academic highlight: Hyatt is latest example of textualist-originalist justices’ willingness to overturn precedent
    by Anita Krishnakumar on May 24, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    Anita S. Krishnakumar is the Mary C. Daly Professor of Law and the Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship at St. John’s University School of Law. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Franchise Tax Board of California v. Hyatt has received significant attention for its overruling of Nevada v. Hall, a 40-year-old precedent that held that […] The post Academic highlight: <em>Hyatt</em> is latest example of textualist-originalist justices’ willingness to overturn precedent appeared first on SCOTUSblog. […]

  • Friday round-up
    by Edith Roberts on May 24, 2019 at 10:10 am

    Subscript Law has a graphic explainer for Monday’s decision in Herrera v. Wyoming, in which the court held that a hunting right granted to the Crow Tribe under an 1868 treaty is still valid. At Dorf on Law, Michael Dorf writes that “on remand Wyoming can prevail by [showing] that enforcement of its law without […] The post Friday round-up appeared first on SCOTUSblog. […]

  • Georgetown Supreme Court Institute seeking new director
    by Andrew Hamm on May 23, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    The Georgetown University Supreme Court Institute (SCI) is seeking applicants for the position of director. SCI’s principal function is to provide moot courts to attorneys who will argue in the Supreme Court. The director’s principal role is to organize, participate in and monitor those moots courts. Substantial experience as an appellate advocate is required. The […] The post Georgetown Supreme Court Institute seeking new director appeared first on SCOTUSblog. […]