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Voices From the March for Life
The New York Times, January 22, 2022
Protesters at this year’s anti-abortion rally expressed excitement about a coming Supreme Court ruling that could overturn Roe v. Wade.
Supreme Court to Consider Limits of Ruling on Oklahoma Tribes
The New York Times, January 21, 2022
But the justices rejected a request from state officials to revisit a 2020 ruling that much of eastern Oklahoma falls within an Indian reservation.
Justices will review scope of McGirt decision, but won’t consider whether to overturn it
SCOTUSblog, January 21, 2022
Less than two years ago, the Supreme Court ruled in McGirt v. Oklahoma by a vote of 5-4 that a large portion of eastern Oklahoma, which was reserved for the Creek Nation in the 19th century, remains a reservation for purposes of a federal law... The post Justices will review scope of <em>McGirt</em> decision, but won’t consider whether to overturn it appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
The Persistent Gender Gap at the Supreme Court Lectern
The New York Times, January 17, 2022
More than 40 years after Ruth Bader Ginsburg last appeared as a lawyer at the Supreme Court, relatively few women argue cases there.
Can the Public Trust that an Unmasked Justice Gorsuch was Unbiased About Mandates?
Justia's Verdict, January 14, 2022
Cornell law professor Michael C. Dorf asks whether we can trust that Justice Neil Gorsuch—who was the sole Justice not to wear a mask during oral arguments last week—was unbiased in considering two challenges to the Biden administration’s vaccine mandates. Professor Dorf argues that Justice Gorsuch’s refusal to wear a mask indicates that he either does not believe the public health guidance or thinks he should be free to decide for himself whether to follow it—both of which possibilities undercut public confidence in the basis for his votes in the vaccine cases.
Press Release Regarding Upcoming Oral Argument Sessions
Supreme Court of the United States, December 6, 2021