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Tuesday round-up

September 18th, 2018 07:12 AM

Tuesday round-upFor The Washington Post, Felicia Sonmez and others report that “Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexually assaulting her decades ago will testify publicly before the Senate on Monday, setting up a potentially dramatic and politically perilous hearing that could determine the fate of his nomination.” For […]

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Event announcements: Panels addressing the Supreme Court and religionOn Tuesday, September 18, at 12:00 p.m., Alliance Defending Freedom will present two panels reviewing last term’s decisions concerning free speech and religious liberty and previewing future cases about the establishment clause. Greg Stohr will moderate the first panel, which will consist of John Bursch, Amanda Shanor and Scott Keller. Amy Howe will moderate the […]

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Government asks justices to act in document dispute in transgender-ban caseThe federal government today asked the Supreme Court to intervene in a dispute over documents in a lawsuit challenging the ban, announced in 2017, on open service in the U.S. military by transgender Americans. The case came to the Supreme Court from the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, where a federal […]

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Enhanced “Constitution Annotated” available from Cornell Legal Information InstituteOn the occasion of Constitution Day, Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute today released an enhanced digital version of the “Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation,” often known more simply as the “Constitution Annotated” or “CONAN.” Regularly prepared and updated by the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress for […]

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In Recess #10: “Special Horses”

September 17th, 2018 09:59 AM

In Recess #10: “Special Horses”It’s our first five-mic episode! We’re joined by Kent Greenfield and Adam Winkler, who both have new books about corporate personhood, as well as our bankruptcy expert, Danielle D’Onfro. Greenfield’s book is “Corporations Are People Too: (And They Should Act Like It).” It comes out next month– pre-order today! Winkler’s book is “We the Corporations: […]

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Monday round-up

September 17th, 2018 07:18 AM

Monday round-upFor The Washington Post, Emma Brown reports that Christine Blasey Ford, the author of the confidential letter containing an allegation of sexual assault against her by Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh when they were both in high school, has come forward with her first public comments about the allegation. Also for The Post, Sean […]

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Chief justice puts donor-disclosure ruling on holdLast month a federal district court invalidated a Federal Election Commission regulation governing when political nonprofit groups, sometimes referred to as “dark money” groups, must disclose their donors. On Friday, one of the groups at the center of the ruling urged the Supreme Court to put the decision on hold, calling the district court’s ruling […]

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Six Connecticut judges remember arguments before the U.S. Supreme CourtSix current Connecticut judges argued before the U.S. Supreme Court between 1981 and 1991. Their recollections of those arguments – prepared by Judge Jon Blue of the Connecticut Superior Court for the annual Connecticut Judges Institute – present a portrait of the justices at work in an earlier era. Judge Julia DiCocco Dewey argued before […]

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Event announcement

September 14th, 2018 09:40 AM

Event announcementOn Tuesday, September 18, at 12:00 p.m., the Heritage Foundation will host a preview of the October 2018 term. Speakers include Paul Clement and Joseph Palmore; Elizabeth Slattery will serve as moderator. More information about this event, which will be held at the Heritage Foundation’s Allison Auditorium, is available on the foundation website.

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Friday round-up

September 14th, 2018 07:39 AM

Friday round-upFor The New York Times, Catie Edmondson and Nicholas Fandos report that “[t]he senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee referred information involving Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, to federal investigators on Thursday, but the senator declined to make public what the matter involved.” Additional coverage comes from Seung […]

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