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Some BigLaw firms cover travel costs for abortions

Several larger law firms plan to cover the cost of travel for employees' abortions following the U.S. Supreme Court's June 24 decision overturning Roe v. Wade.

SCOTUS limits scope of McGirt, allows Oklahoma to prosecute some crimes on reservations

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Wednesday that Oklahoma has the authority to prosecute crimes by non-Indians against Native Americans on reservations. The decision limits the reach of a prior decision that barred the state from prosecuting tribal members on reservations.

Chemerinsky: Supreme Court gun ruling puts countless firearms regulations in jeopardy

It was no surprise that the U.S. Supreme Court declared unconstitutional the New York law limiting concealed weapons in public. Given the ideological composition of the court and the tenor of the oral argument in the case, that result was expected. The surprise was how the court did this, providing greater protection for Second Amendment rights than virtually any other in the Constitution.

Retiring Supreme Court Justice Breyer will receive ABA Medal

“We could not find a more deserving recipient of our association’s highest honor, the ABA Medal,” ABA President Reginald Turner said. “Justice Breyer is a giant in the legal world who has dedicated nearly 50 years of his career to public service.”

Litigation over abortion bans begins at state level; judges block laws in 3 states

Updated: Supporters of abortion rights are taking their battle to state courts after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday.

Biden doesn’t support Supreme Court expansion, press secretary says

President Joe Biden doesn’t support expanding the U.S. Supreme Court, despite his criticism of its decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the White House press secretary told reporters Saturday.

In unusual lineup, SCOTUS rules for pro se prisoner who sought lower sentence under First Step Act

The U.S. Supreme Court split along unusual lines when it ruled Monday for a prisoner who filed a pro se motion for a sentence reduction under the First Step Act.

Supreme Court rules for praying football coach, drops Lemon test

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Monday that a football coach had the right to pray on the field after high school football games under the free speech and free exercise clauses of the First Amendment.

Winning SCOTUS litigators say Kirkland gave them a choice: Abandon gun clients or leave

The appellate litigators who established a Second Amendment right to carry guns outside the home in the U.S. Supreme Court are leaving Kirkland & Ellis because of a decision by the law firm.

ABA supports reproductive choice, opposes prosecution for having an abortion, ABA president says

ABA President Reginald Turner emphasized Friday that the American Bar Association “remains committed to doing all it can to support reproductive choice.”

Supreme Court overrules Roe v. Wade and the right to abortion

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that there is no constitutional right to abortion in an opinion by Justice Samuel Alito—the same justice who wrote the opinion when it was leaked in draft form.

Miranda violation doesn’t give rise to civil claim for damages, SCOTUS rules

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Thursday that a certified nursing assistant who made an incriminating statement during an interrogation can’t sue the sheriff’s deputy who questioned him without a Miranda warning.

Supreme Court nears end of term amid conflict and discord

“What we have now is kind of a perfect storm,” says Stefanie Lindquist, a professor of law and political science at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. “The court is sort of rattled by all the political instability that we’re all experiencing writ large.”

Second Amendment protects right to carry a handgun outside the home, Supreme Court rules

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down New York’s requirement that “proper cause” must be shown to obtain a concealed-carry gun license.

SCOTUS rules against death row inmate seeking neurological test to show ineffective lawyering

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Tuesday that a federal court can’t order a state to transport a death row inmate to a medical facility for testing without a showing that the information sought would be useful in the prisoner’s habeas case.

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