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  • The return of Relist Watch Select
    by John Elwood on October 17, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    John Elwood reviews Tuesday’s relists … barely. Because the press of business is especially pressing right now, this week we’ll once again be favoring our readership with the affordable luxury of Relist Watch Select.TM That means you’re on your own if you’d like to figure out which of last week’s relists aren’t returning (answer: most of […] The post The return of Relist Watch Select appeared first on SCOTUSblog. […]

  • Petitions of the week
    by Andrew Hamm on October 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    This week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that address, among other things, whether the First Amendment invalidates a longstanding state constitutional provision limiting judges affiliated with any one political party to no more than a “bare majority” on the state’s highest courts and whether the Virgin Islands Supreme Court is bound by […] The post Petitions of the week appeared first on SCOTUSblog. […]

  • Are we all textualists now?: Amy Howe and Kevin Russell discuss oral arguments in LGBT employment discrimination cases
    by SCOTUStalk on October 17, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    This week on SCOTUStalk, Amy Howe sits down with Kevin Russell to discuss the oral arguments in the LGBT employment discrimination cases heard by the court last week. The pair talk about Pam Karlan’s opening argument in Bostock v. Clayton County, the two-minute rule, Justice Kagan’s interpretation of “because of sex” and Justice Gorsuch’s concern about the “massive social upheaval […] The post Are we all textualists now?: Amy Howe and Kevin Russell discuss oral arguments in LGBT employment discrimination cases appeared first on SCOTUSblog. […]

  • Thursday round-up
    by Edith Roberts on October 17, 2019 at 10:59 am

    Yesterday the justices heard argument in Mathena v. Malvo, in which convicted D.C.-area sniper Lee Boyd Malvo is asking the court to overturn his sentence of life without parole for murders committed in Virginia in 2002, when Malvo was 17. Amy Howe has this blog’s argument analysis, which first appeared at Howe on the Court. […] The post Thursday round-up appeared first on SCOTUSblog. […]

  • Argument analysis: “D.C. sniper” case could hinge on Kavanaugh
    by Amy Howe on October 16, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    It has been 17 years since John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, known as the “D.C. snipers,” shot and killed 12 people and injured six more. The Washington, D.C., area was paralyzed with fear until the then-42-year-old Muhammad and Malvo, who was then 17, were arrested at a Maryland rest stop. Muhammad was sentenced […] The post Argument analysis: “D.C. sniper” case could hinge on Kavanaugh appeared first on SCOTUSblog. […]