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Maine Violates Federal Law Regarding Children With Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Justice found that Maine failed to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act by over-institutionalizing children with mental health and developmental disabilities, rather than providing adequate community-based services. Read More.

Supreme Court Ruling Permits Public Funding for Religious Schools

On Tuesday, June 21, 2022, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling that requires Maine to provide tuition assistance payments to nonsectarian schools. Justice Sonia Sotomayor, dissenting, wrote that "the Court leads us to a place where separation of church and state becomes a constitutional violation." Read More.

Supreme Court Rules in International Custody Dispute

The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that a court need not consider all possible ameliorative measures before denying a child's return to their home country under the Hague Convention once it has found that the return would pose a grave risk of harm. Read More.

Other Legal News

Spurred by the Supreme Court, a Nation Divides Along a Red-Blue Axis
The New York Times, July 2, 2022

On abortion, climate change, guns and much more, two Americas — one liberal, one conservative — are moving in opposite directions.

The Anti-Abortion Movement Wants to Punish Women for Having Sex
The New York Times, July 2, 2022

In the America where I came of age, I was told my life was worth more than my ability to have babies. And my sexuality was nothing to be ashamed of.

The dangers of judicial cherry-picking
SCOTUSblog, July 1, 2022

This article is part of a symposium on the court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Cari Jackson is director of spiritual care and activism for the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. She is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and earned a... The post The dangers of judicial cherry-picking appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

Clear Skies or Stormy Weather? The FAA’s Transportation Worker Exception After Southwest Airlines v. Saxon— Part Two of a Two-Part Series
Justia's Verdict, July 1, 2022

In this second of a two-part series of columns on the Supreme Court’s decision in Southwest Airlines v. Saxon, Barry Winograd describes some of the problems posed by the Court’s decision and reasoning. As Mr. Winograd explains, the opinion fails to clarify the governing standard, omits altogether any consideration of the applicable Railway Labor Act, creates confusion as to the classification of supervisors, and does not adequately consider the effects on the “gig” economy.

End of Term Statement from the Chief Justice
Supreme Court of the United States, June 30, 2022

The Supreme Court, Public Opinion and the Fate of Roe
The New York Times, June 20, 2022

According to the conventional wisdom, the court rarely strays too far from the popular will. That view will face a reckoning in the coming weeks.