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Gun Control Scores Rare Win at Supreme Court

Despite its broad view of the Second Amendment, the Supreme Court upheld a restriction on gun possession by certain people under domestic violence restraining orders. Read More.

Starbucks Need Not Rehire Pro-Union Employees, Supreme Court Rules

In a win for Starbucks on Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled that the coffee chain could not be compelled to rehire fired employees who were trying to unionize. Read More.

New Illinois Candidate Restrictions Blocked for 2024

A law fast-tracked by the Illinois legislature will not prevent political parties from appointing candidates to run for the legislature in the 2024 election. Read More.

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Inside Biden’s Camp David Debate Prep
The New York Times, June 24, 2024

President Biden’s aides are working to position him as a campaign-season fighter who can counterpunch on the fly and combat voters’ concerns about his age.

Supreme Court Will Hear Challenge to Tennessee Law Banning Transition Care for Minors
The New York Times, June 24, 2024

The move comes as states around the country have pushed to curtail transgender rights.

Court adds seven cases to next term’s docket
SCOTUSblog, June 24, 2024

The Supreme Court on Monday added seven new cases to its merits docket for the 2024-25 term, including a challenge to Tennessee’s ban on gender-affirming care for minors. (That case is covered in a separate story.) In a list of orders from the justices’ private... The post Court adds seven cases to next term’s docket appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

In Abortion Cases, Legions of ‘Friends’ Seek to Persuade Supreme Court
The New York Times, June 24, 2024

A new study analyzed 50 years of friend-of-the-court briefs and found that abortion opponents were more relentless than their adversaries, with some reflected in the justices’ opinions.

With the End of Its 2023-24 Term in Sight, the Supreme Court Has Not Been Particularly Partisan or Aggressive This Year, Even as it Has Had No Choice but to Take Certain High-Profile Cases (In Part Because of an Out-of-step Lower Court, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals)
Justia's Verdict, June 24, 2024

UC Davis Law professor Vikram David Amar and Illinois Law professor Jason Mazzone examine the current term of the U.S. Supreme Court, addressing common criticisms that the Court has become a partisan, far-right institution aggressively pushing a conservative agenda. Professors Amar and Mazzone argue that, contrary to these criticisms, the Court’s decisions in the 2023-24 term have not been consistently conservative or partisan, and that many of the high-profile cases were essentially thrust upon the Court rather than actively sought out, suggesting a more nuanced and less ideologically driven approach than critics claim.

David S. Mao Named Librarian of the Supreme Court of the United States
Supreme Court of the United States, May 7, 2024