401 ABA Journal Legal Theory articles.
Bees can sometimes be considered fish, court says
Bees can be protected under the California Endangered Species Act because they are invertebrates within the law’s definition of fish, the California…
Jun 10, 2022 11:56 AM CDT
In July 2020 when U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch read the majority opinion in McGirt v. Oklahoma, Assistant U.S. Attorney Shannon Cozzoni sprang into action. In that moment, she knew what would happen next: Scores of major crime cases would be landing in her federal court district in Tulsa, requiring rapid adjustments and recalibration.
Apr 1, 2022 3:45 AM CDT
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas quizzed U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson about critical race theory Tuesday, leading to his questions about whether it is taught at a private school where she is a member of the board of trustees.
Mar 22, 2022 3:46 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned down emergency Republican requests to block two court-drawn legislative maps, even as four justices said they were open to considering a doctrine that would increase legislative power over redistricting.
Mar 8, 2022 10:13 AM CST
A list of the 50 most cited U.S. legal scholars of all time contains many well-known names but only two women.
Nov 11, 2021 1:29 PM CST
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett said Sunday the justices are guided by judicial philosophies, rather than political views, but the public might not see it that way.
Sep 13, 2021 10:30 AM CDT
A federal appeals judge who is attracting national attention for his “aggressive rhetoric” in legal opinions has written a concurrence criticizing disparate-impact theory, likening it to critical race theory.
Aug 5, 2021 2:03 PM CDT
Some conservatives are backing a more activist brand of judging that reads moral values into the Constitution as a counter to liberals’ push to read the Constitution as a living document that changes with the times.
Jul 27, 2021 9:41 AM CDT
A U.S. Supreme Court decision handed down earlier this month has flown a bit below radar compared with the term’s bigger cases, but it is one that might be of interest to anyone who has ever bent the truth on a dating website or on social media, shopped or checked sports scores on a work computer, or happens to be a fan of the 1983 movie WarGames.
Jun 24, 2021 10:54 AM CDT
In another case with an unusual lineup, the U.S. Supreme Court partly ruled for Goldman Sachs on Monday in a securities class action alleging the investment bank made generic statements that maintained its inflated stock prices.
Jun 21, 2021 1:35 PM CDT
Justice Amy Coney Barrett, the U.S. Supreme Court’s newest justice, has aligned 100% of the time in argued cases with conservative Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil M. Gorsuch, according to an analysis by CNN reporter Joan Biskupic.
May 6, 2021 12:00 PM CDT
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer said Tuesday proponents of expanding or changing the structure of the U.S. Supreme Court should “think long and hard before embodying those changes in law.”
Apr 7, 2021 10:04 AM CDT
Conservative judges are guided by the original meaning of the Constitution, while liberal judges view the Constitution as a living document. But what about centrist judges?
Apr 5, 2021 10:05 AM CDT
All lawyers are storytellers. And Supreme Court justices are not exceptions. Outcomes in constitutional law are typically predicated upon the stories the justices tell—interpretations of foundational “origin stories”—that shape understandings of the law and who we are as a people, writes Philip N. Meyer.
Feb 1, 2021 1:00 AM CST
Some members of the Federalist Society are arguing that colleagues who helped President Donald Trump make false claims of widespread election fraud should be distanced from the conservative group.
Jan 19, 2021 11:21 AM CST
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