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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Schedules Rehearing En Banc in Trump Emoluments Lawsuit

On Tuesday, October 15, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ordered rehearing en banc in District of Columbia v. Donald J. Trump. The lawsuit, filed by the attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia, alleges violations by President Donald J. Trump of the Foreign and Domestic Emoluments Clauses of the U.S. Constitution. Read More.

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Other Legal News

Now available on Oyez: Last week’s oral argument audio aligned with the transcripts
SCOTUSblog, October 21, 2019

Oyez has posted the aligned audio and transcripts from last week’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court. The court heard argument last week in: Financial Oversight Bd. for Puerto Rico v. Aurelius Investment Kansas v. Garcia Rotkiske v. Klemm Mathena v. Malvo The post Now available on Oyez: Last week’s oral argument audio aligned with the transcripts appeared first on SCOTUSblog.


Supreme Court to Rule on Trump’s Power to Fire Head of Consumer Bureau
The New York Times, October 18, 2019

Both sides urged the court to hear the case, which is likely to produce a major decision on executive power.


Argument analysis: “Not a paragon of clarity”
SCOTUSblog, October 18, 2019

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard argument in Rotkiske v. Klemm. What seemed like a run-of-the-mill statutory-interpretation case revealed itself to be deeply convoluted, involving uncertainty both about which issues had been waived in earlier proceedings and what the question presented even means. These fundamental questions clouded the argument enough that I would not be…


‘Faithless Electors’ Could Tip the 2020 Election. Will the Supreme Court Stop Them?
The New York Times, October 14, 2019

A new petition asks the justices to rule quickly, before the next election, on whether members of the Electoral College may vote their consciences.


North Carolina Three-Judge Panel Smartly Uses the Room the U.S. Supreme Court in Rucho v. Common Cause Left for State Courts to Enforce State Constitutions
Justia's Verdict, September 12, 2019

Illinois law dean and professor Vikram David Amar comments on a recent decision by a panel of state-court judges in North Carolina striking down partisan gerrymandering schemes as violating that state’s constitution. Amar had argued after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Rucho v. Common Cause that state courts would have to address partisan gerrymandering on “independent and adequate state-law grounds” (rather than on federal constitutional grounds), which is exactly what the North Carolina court did.


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

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg today completed a three-week course of stereotactic ablative radiation therapy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. The focused radiation treatment began on August 5 and was administered on an outpatient basis to treat a tumor on her pancreas. The abnormality was first detected after a routine blood test in early July, and a biopsy performed on July 31 at Sloan Kettering confirmed a localized malignant tumor. As part of her treatment, a...