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Afternoon Briefs: SCOTUS justices get early COVID-19 vaccines; DOJ sues Walmart

Supreme Court justices receiving early coronavirus vaccines

U.S. Supreme Court justices are eligible for early coronavirus vaccines and could be receiving them this week. Other judges “are settling in for…

Chemerinsky: Looking back at the Supreme Court in 2020
Everyone, I am sure, will be glad to bid farewell to 2020 and looks forward to better things in 2021. As the year draws to a close, the COVID-19 pandemic is surging with a catastrophic loss of lives and serious illnesses, but there is the hope of vaccines soon becoming widely available. What were the most important stories about the U.S. Supreme Court during this plague year?
Top 10 stories of 2020

When we look back at our most-read stories every year, there is usually a pretty eclectic mix. Our readers tend to like unusual headlines, lawyer discipline stories and legal education news. But this year’s most-read stories were fittingly more serious.

Supreme Court dismisses reapportionment case, says it’s too soon to rule
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a case challenging President Donald Trump’s plan to exclude immigrants in the country illegally from numbers used to determine the number of congressional representatives for each state.
Check out our 9 favorite Instagram posts from 2020

It’s been quite a year, to say the least, and it’s hard to believe 2021 is just around the corner.

Over the last year, we’ve featured on our Instagram…

Afternoon Briefs: 10 states file antitrust suit against Google; SCOTUS sides with churches

Antitrust suit targets Google as ad middleman

Texas and nine other states have filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google that contends that the search engine company suppressed competition in…

Supreme Court will consider restrictions on compensation for college athletes
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to consider whether restrictions on compensation for college athletes violate federal antitrust law.
Yale law librarian’s top 10 quotes of the year include 1 by Justice Ginsburg before her death
A quote attributed to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before her death has made a top 10 list of quotes for the year compiled by Yale Law School law librarian Fred Shapiro.
Afternoon Briefs: At least 86 judges reject election claims; granddaughter of Biden joins BigLaw

At least 86 judges reject election claims

At least 86 judges have rejected claims by President Donald Trump or his supporters in election lawsuits, according to a count published Dec.…

Supreme Court will consider Goldman Sachs case that could limit shareholder suits
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday accepted a case that could limit securities class actions against companies that make generic statements about integrity before a drop in stock prices.
9th Circuit wrongly overturned death sentence, Supreme Court rules in summary decision
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday summarily reversed a federal appeals court decision on behalf of a death-row inmate who claimed that his trial lawyer was ineffective.
Was SCOTUS unanimous in tossing Texas’ election suit on standing ground? Alito a cipher
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday evening refused to allow Texas to file a lawsuit directly with the court that challenged the election results in four other states.
Federal inmate is executed after Supreme Court denies stay; dissent points to hidden evidence

Federal prisoner Brandon Bernard was executed in Indiana on Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to stay his execution. Bernard apologized for his role in the deaths of two youth ministers in Texas in 1999. He was 18 at the time of the crime.

Afternoon Briefs: Trump seeks to intervene in SCOTUS election case; new LA district attorney touts reforms

Trump seeks to intervene in Supreme Court election case

President Donald Trump on Wednesday sought to intervene as a plaintiff in Texas’ bid to get the U.S. Supreme Court…

Standing issue keeps SCOTUS from ruling on state requirement for politically balanced courts
A Delaware lawyer didn’t have standing to challenge a state requirement for political balance and major-party judges on the state’s top courts, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.

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