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Monday, June 13, 2022

“When Faith and Football Teamed Up Against American Democracy: The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide the case of a football coach at a public high school who was told he wasn’t allowed to pray on the field in front of players; The expected result is a win for the coach — and the further erosion of the separation between church and state.” Greg Bishop of Sports Illustrated has this lengthy report.

Posted at 9:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Jilted Georgetown Law Applicant’s Cyberstalking Conviction Valid”: Bernie Pazanowski of Bloomberg Law has this report.

And at “The Volokh Conspiracy,” Eugene Volokh has a post titled “Court Limits Ban on Speech That Causes ‘Substantial Emotional Distress’ with ‘Intent to Harass or Intimdate.’

Circuit Judge Stephanos Bibas issued today’s opinion on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Posted at 9:36 PM by Howard Bashman

“Could the Federal Reserve Save Climate Action From the Supreme Court? Courts have long held that monetary policy is all but immune from judicial review. Here’s how the Fed could step in to help address the climate crisis.” Aaron Regunberg has this post at Balls and Strikes.

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“The linguistics search engine that overturned the federal mask mandate; Conservative judges are falling for the glamour of big data”: Nicole Wetsman of The Verge has this report.

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“Retiring Utah top court justice to open law, consulting firms”: Sara Merken of Reuters has a report that begins, “Utah Supreme Court Associate Chief Justice Thomas Lee said Monday he will create a law firm and a separate linguistic consulting firm as he retires from the bench June 30.”

Posted at 5:00 PM by Howard Bashman

Access today’s rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court in argued cases: The Court issued rulings in five argued cases.

1. Justice Amy Coney Barrett delivered the opinion of the Court in Denezpi v. United States, No. 20-7622. And Justice Neil M. Gorsuch issued a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan joined in part. You can access the oral argument via this link.

2. Justice Barrett also delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court in ZF Automotive U.S., Inc. v. Luxshare, Ltd., No. 21-401. You can access the oral argument via this link.

3. Justice Sotomayor delivered the opinion of the Court in Johnson v. Arteaga-Martinez, No. 19-896. Justice Clarence Thomas issued a concurring opinion, in which Justice Gorsuch joined in part. And Justice Stephen G. Breyer issued an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part. You can access the oral argument via this link.

4. Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. delivered the opinion of the Court in Garland v. Gonzalez, No. 20-322. And Justice Sotomayor issued an opinion concurring in the judgment in part and dissenting in part, in which Justice Kagan joined in full and Justice Breyer joined in large part. You can access the oral argument via this link.

5. And Justice Thomas delivered the opinion of the Court in Kemp v. United States, No. 21-5726. Justice Sotomayor issued a concurring opinion. And Justice Gorsuch issued a dissenting opinion. You can access the oral argument via this link.

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Access today’s Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: At this link. The Court did not grant review in any new cases.

And in Andrus v. Texas, No. 21-6001, Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a dissent, in which Justices Stephen G. Breyer and Elena Kagan joined, from the denial of certiorari.

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“State supreme courts: Bottom of the ballot but top concern if Roe falls; The possible end to federal abortion protections is spotlighting down-ballot races in the upcoming midterm elections.” Megan Messerly of Politico has this report.

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“Fears grow over same-sex marriage safeguards as Supreme Court nears abortion ruling; Possible overturning of Roe vs Wade has raised concerns other rights may be in jeopardy”: James Politi of Financial Times has this report (subscription may be required for access).

Posted at 9:25 AM by Howard Bashman

In the June 20, 2022 issue of The New Yorker: Stephania Taladrid has an article headlined “A Texas Teen-Ager’s Abortion Odyssey: The Heartbeat Act is forcing families to journey to oversubscribed clinics in other states — offering a preview of life in post-Roe America.”

And Sheelah Kolhatkar has an article headlined “The Fight to Hold Pornhub Accountable: For years, nonconsensual videos flourished on the Internet; How have adult sites been reined in?

Posted at 8:20 AM by Howard Bashman