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It might be better to do away with SCOTUS after objectionable rulings, over one-third of Americans say

More than one-third of Americans say they would agree with the idea of abolishing the U.S. Supreme Court or stripping it of jurisdiction in some areas if its decisions are objectionable to most Americans or Congress.

Qualified immunity doesn’t protect officer who killed man threatening only himself, Sotomayor says

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissented Monday, when the high court declined to consider whether qualified immunity should protect a police officer who fatally shot a man holding a gun to his own temple.

Supreme Court will consider Sen. Cruz’s challenge to campaign loan restrictions

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider a First Amendment challenge to a campaign finance law that restricts repayment of candidates’ personal loans to their campaigns.

Sotomayor refuses to block vaccine mandate for New York City school employees

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Friday refused to block a vaccine requirement for employees of New York City schools.

Supreme Court will hear case of Christian group that wanted to fly its flag at Boston City Hall

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to decide the case of a Christian group claiming that the city of Boston violated the First Amendment when it refused a request to fly a Christian flag temporarily at the Boston City Hall.

Kavanaugh tests positive for COVID-19 but has no symptoms

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, although he has no symptoms.

Alito defends ‘shadow docket,’ says SCOTUS is wrongly portrayed as ‘dangerous cabal’

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. used a law school speech Thursday to defend the U.S. Supreme Court’s "shadow docket" of emergency orders and summary decisions.

Senate Democrats criticize SCOTUS ‘shadow docket’ in hearing; Republicans see attempt at justice intimidation

Is the U.S. Supreme Court’s “shadow docket” of emergency orders and summary decisions being misused in a way that undermines the court’s legitimacy? Or are Democrats who are criticizing the docket trying to intimidate the justices?

Sotomayor writes new book for young readers called ‘Just Help!’

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is releasing another book for young readers.

The Supreme Court is in the building—contentious rulings behind, more major cases ahead

U.S. Supreme Court justices are hanging up their phones after a year and a half of teleconference arguments because of the pandemic and returning to the bench for the new term that begins Monday.

Chemerinsky: Expect a truly extraordinary year at the Supreme Court

Every Supreme Court term has important decisions that change the law and affect people’s lives, but some years are blockbusters in the number of high-profile, significant rulings. The October 2021 term, which begins on Monday, Oct. 4, promises to be such a year. It is the first full term with the court’s current composition.

Sotomayor discusses friendship with Thomas, shares advice during ABA’s inaugural Equity Summit

When U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor thinks back to her first year of law school, she wishes someone would have told her not to be afraid to ask more questions.

2nd Circuit allows vaccine mandate to take effect for New York City teachers and school staff

Lawyers representing New York City school employees who oppose a vaccine mandate say they will ask the U.S. Supreme Court for emergency relief after a federal appeals court allowed the requirement to take effect.

How has practicing in the Supreme Court changed throughout the years?

This month’s Asked and Answered podcast is looking at how advocacy has changed in the country’s highest court. It’s part of a special series on how lawyers’ work has changed over the years.

Weekly Briefs: Texas abortion clinics return to SCOTUS; law prof known for critical race theory work wins award

Texas abortion clinics seek SCOTUS review

Abortion providers in Texas asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to consider whether their lawsuit challenging the state’s restrictive law can go forward.…

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