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U.S. Appeals Court Introduces College Athlete Employee Test

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit outlined a new test for whether college athletes may be considered employees of their schools, paving the way for a possible FLSA claim. Read More.


Wisconsin Supreme Court Revives Ballot Drop Boxes

Absentee voters in a potentially critical state may have a broader range of options in the 2024 presidential election after the Court overruled a recent precedent. Read More.


Supreme Court Grants Immunity in Trump’s 2020 Election Interference Case

On July 1, 2024, the United States Supreme Court granted former President Donald J. Trump broad immunity from criminal prosecution related to any Executive Branch official conduct. Read More.

Other Legal News

A.C.L.U.’s Legal Director to Step Down After Eight Turbulent Years
The New York Times, July 15, 2024

As the Supreme Court veered to the right, David D. Cole oversaw hundreds of lawsuits against the Trump administration and helped secure more wins than losses before the justices.


The Assassination Attempt Against Donald Trump
The New York Times, July 14, 2024

Responses to the assassination attempt against the former president. Also: Abortion and the Supreme Court; children’s online behavior; body image; driving apps.


America’s Gerontocracy Problem Goes Beyond the President
The New York Times, July 14, 2024

It is a social form of sclerosis that will persist unless and until more power is transferred from the wrinkled to the rest.


Should Justices Alito and Thomas Be Impeached?
Justia's Verdict, July 12, 2024

Amherst professor Austin Sarat discusses the recent impeachment articles filed by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez against Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas, providing historical context for impeachment of Supreme Court Justices and examining the specific allegations against Alito and Thomas. Professor Sarat argues that while the impeachment is unlikely to succeed, it is justified given the Justices’ ethical transgressions, and it serves as an important condemnation of their conduct and a reminder of the need to uphold democratic principles and the integrity of the Supreme Court.


Roberts court hands major wins to Trump, conservative movement in 2023-24 term
SCOTUSblog, July 3, 2024

Former President Donald Trump loomed large over the Supreme Court’s 2023-24 term. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee for 2024 brought two cases to the justices and fared well in both; Trump could also benefit from the decision in a third case, brought by a defendant... The post Roberts court hands major wins to Trump, conservative movement in 2023-24 term appeared first on SCOTUSblog.


Summer Order Lists
Supreme Court of the United States, July 2, 2024