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Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. et al v. Bernhardt et al (filed 5/23/19)
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

The Center for Biological Diversity and San Francisco Baykeeper filed this lawsuit against the Trump administration, alleging that it is failing to protect several "highly imperiled" species of animals across the country, in violation of the the Endangered Species Act.

State of New York et al v. United States Department of Health and Human Services et al (filed 5/21/19)
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

A federal lawsuit filed by several states challenging the "conscience" rule, which allows health care providers, insurers and employers to refuse to pay or provide health care services based on "conscience".

Connecticut et al v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. (filed 5/10/19)
U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut

A lawsuit filed by 44 states against 20 leading drug companies alleging price fixing of certain generic drugs.

Ray et al v. T-Mobile US, Inc. (filed 5/2/19)
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Morrison v. Verizon Communications Inc. et al (filed 5/2/19)
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Morrison v. AT&T Mobility, LLC (filed 4/29/19)
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Baron v. Sprint Corporation (filed 4/29/19)
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Other Legal News

Supreme Court Blocks Two Rulings Striking Down Voting Maps
The New York Times, May 24, 2019

Federal courts in Ohio and Michigan had said maps there violated the Constitution by favoring the party in power.

President Pete? One-on-One With Buttigieg
The New York Times, May 23, 2019

An interview with Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend on his 2020 presidential campaign

What Franchise Tax Board v. Hyatt Adds to the Discussion of Stare Decisis and Reliance
Justia's Verdict, May 23, 2019

Illinois law dean and professor Vikram David Amar comments on the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Franchise Tax Board v. Hyatt and what it says about stare decisis, the notion that prior Court rulings are entitled to respect in the Court today. Amar explores the point the dissent makes about reliance and argues that reliance principles should drive the Court’s approach to stare decisis.

Opinion analysis: Justices narrow bankrupts’ power to rescind contracts in bankruptcy
SCOTUSblog, May 21, 2019

Yesterday’s opinion in Mission Product Holdings Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC resolved a long-standing disagreement in the lower courts about what happens when a debtor exercises its statutory right to reject a contract in bankruptcy. Section 365 of the Bankruptcy Code gives the debtor an explicit right to “reject” contracts, and tells us that rejection amounts…

Accused of ‘Terrorism’ for Putting Legal Materials Online
The New York Times, May 13, 2019

After Carl Malamud posted Georgia’s annotated laws, the state sued for copyright infringement. Both sides have asked the Supreme Court to step in.

Revisions to the Rules of the Court
Supreme Court of the United States, April 18, 2019

The Supreme Court of the United States has adopted a revised version of the Rules of the Court. The new Rules will take effect on July 1, 2019. The revisions to the Rules include substantive changes to Rules 14.1(b), 15.2, 25.3, 29.1, 29.2 and 33.1(g). Changes to Rules 14.1(b) and 15.2 require parties to identify any trial and appellate court cases that are directly related to the case in this Court. This provision is designed to assist the Justices in determining whether their...