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Other Legal News

Argument preview: Justices return to international child-custody convention
SCOTUSblog, December 6, 2019

Under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, a child who is wrongfully removed from her country of “habitual residence” must be returned to that country. By requiring the child’s return, so that the courts in the country of “habitual residence” can make any decisions about custody, the convention aims to…


Argument analysis: Justices seem likely to side with Texas prisoner in important habeas case
SCOTUSblog, December 6, 2019

It probably was not a good sign for Texas in Banister v. Davis, a technical post-conviction habeas case with potentially major ramifications, that some of the most skeptical questions at Wednesday’s argument came from Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. Indeed, by the end of the 59-minute argument session, there appeared to be at least…


Trump Again Asks Supreme Court to Bar Release of His Financial Records
The New York Times, December 5, 2019

The justices will soon say whether they will hear the case, about a House subpoena, along with one concerning a subpoena from Manhattan prosecutors.


Same-Sex Couples, Identical Twins, and the Text of Title VII: Point-Counterpoint
Justia's Verdict, December 4, 2019

Cornell law 3L Jareb Gleckel and professor Sherry F. Colb discuss, in point-counterpoint style, one aspect of the legal issue presented in Altitude Express v. Zarda—in which the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating against their employees based on sexual orientation. Gleckel argues that sexual orientation discrimination does not qualify as sex discrimination under the text of Title VII and describes a hypothetical example in support of his argument. In response, Colb first addresses Gleckel’s formalistic argument and then contends, even assuming Gleckel’s premise to be true, that because the policy at issue in Zarda discriminates between men and women both formally and in a manner that inflicts a gender-relevant injury, it violates the text of Title VII.


Can Trump Challenge His Impeachment in the Supreme Court?
The New York Times, November 25, 2019

The president has vowed to ask the justices to intercede, but the Constitution and precedents are against him.


Press Release Regarding Justice Ginsburg
Supreme Court of the United States, November 23, 2019