Tuesday, April 18, 2017
"Chief Justice -- gasp! -- may be savior for class-action opt-outs": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post today.
Posted at 03:42 PM by Howard Bashman
"U.S. Supreme Court hesitant to expand debt collection abuse law": Andrew Chung of Reuters has this report.
"U.S. Supreme Court May Curb SEC Power to Recoup Illegal Gains": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report.
"U.S. top court urged to decide church case despite state policy flip": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report.
Posted at 03:09 PM by Howard Bashman
"Is the Trinity Lutheran Church case moot?" Marty Lederman has this post at "Balkinization."
Posted at 01:22 PM by Howard Bashman
"Listen to Justice Gorsuch's first words -- on Friday": Columnist Michael McGough has this essay online at The Los Angeles Times.
Posted at 01:18 PM by Howard Bashman
"Can we handle 'the truth about SCOTUS'?" Will Baude has this post at "The Volokh Conspiracy."
Posted at 10:58 AM by Howard Bashman
"Missouri playground at center of Supreme Court church-state dispute": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.
Posted at 10:54 AM by Howard Bashman
Access today's rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court in argued cases: The Court today issued rulings in two argued cases. Justice Neil M. Gorsuch did not participate in either ruling, as both cases were argued before he reached the Court.
2. And Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court in Coventry Health Care of Mo. v. Nevils, No. 16-149. Justice Clarence Thomas issued a concurring opinion. You can access the oral argument via this link.
Update: In early news coverage, The Associated Press reports that "High court sides with Goodyear in personal injury dispute."
On the agenda: From Wednesday afternoon through midday on Friday, I will be attending the Judicial Conference of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Law professor Orin Kerr will be there, enabling him to communicate in person his recommendations (see here and here) for how that court's current vacancies should be filled.
"Neil Gorsuch Sounded A Lot Like Justice Scalia On His First Day On The Job; The rookie justice tried to make a good impression, but he wasn't afraid to leave a mark": Cristian Farias of The Huffington Post has this report.
Posted at 08:24 AM by Howard Bashman
"Court Decisions Force Arkansas to Halt Execution": Alan Blinder of The New York Times has this report.
The Associated Press has reports headlined "Arkansas vows to keep pushing for executions despite setback" and "Arkansas execution drugs intended for surgery, heart issues."
And Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed News reports that "Arkansas Thwarted In Attempt To Carry Out Scheduled Executions."