Tag: Supreme Court

  • Supreme Court rules there is no constitutional right to abortion; overturns Roe v. Wade

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    The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) released its opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on June 24, in which it held there is no right to abortion under the U.S. Constitution. The court’s decision explicitly overturned its previous rulings in Roe v. Wade (1973) and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pa. v.…

  • SCOTUS accepts three new cases for its 2022-2023 term

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    The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) accepted three cases on March 28 for argument during its October 2022-2023 term. To date, the court has agreed to hear arguments in nine cases next term. National Pork Producers Council v. Ross concerns the constitutionality of the conditions California’s Proposition 12 imposes on pork producers nationwide…

  • U.S. Supreme Court blocks Wisconsin state legislative maps

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    The U.S. Supreme Court reversed the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision on March 23 adopting Gov. Tony Evers’ (D) state house and senate redistricting maps and remanded the case for further proceedings. The Supreme Court found that the Wisconsin Supreme Court erred in its analysis of precedent on how the U.S. Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause should…

  • SCOTUS issues opinions in two cases

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    The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued rulings in two cases on March 3: United States v. Zubaydah and Cameron v. EMW Women’s Surgical Center, P.S.C. In Zubaydah, the court reversed the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit’s ruling in a 7-2 vote and remanded the case for further proceedings. SCOTUS…

  • Biden nominates Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court

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    President Joe Biden (D) announced on Feb. 25 he would nominate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left by Stephen Breyer. In a statement, the White House said: “Jackson is an exceptionally qualified nominee as well as an historic nominee, and the Senate should move forward with…

  • U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether veterans may challenge VA decisions based on illegal regulations

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    The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear George v. McDonough in an order released on Jan. 14, 2022. The case concerns whether veterans may challenge U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) decisions based on regulations that are found to be in violation of the plain text of governing statutes. If the U.S. Supreme Court rules…

  • U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether federal courts have jurisdiction over challenges to the structure of the Federal Trade Commission

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    The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Axon Enterprise, Inc. v. Federal Trade Commission in an order released on Jan. 24, 2022. The case concerns whether federal courts have the authority to review constitutional challenges to the structure of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) if plaintiffs have not first raised such challenges during agency adjudication…

  • U.S. Supreme Court to determine the regulatory jurisdiction of the EPA under the Clean Water Act

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    The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency in an order released on Jan. 24, 2022. The case concerns the proper test for determining whether wetlands are “Waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act (CWA). If a majority of justices interpret the CWA in the same way, then…

  • SCOTUS accepts first cases for its 2022-2023 term

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    The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) accepted three cases for argument during its October 2022-2023 term on Jan. 24. These are the first cases SCOTUS has granted for its next term scheduled to begin on Oct. 3. Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President & Fellows of Harvard (Consolidated with Students for Fair…

  • U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer announces retirement

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    Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) Justice Stephen Breyer announced Wednesday he will retire at the end of the 2022 term this October. Breyer, a Bill Clinton (D) appointee, has served on the court since 1994. He is one of three justices on the nine-member court to be appointed by a Democratic president. Breyer’s…