The Relist Watch column examines cert petitions that the Supreme Court has “relisted” for its upcoming conference. A short explanation of relists is available here. This week’s conference represents the Supreme Court’s last currently scheduled conference.
This article was updated on June 23 at 4:06 p.m. The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a New York handgun-licensing law that required New Yorkers who want to carry a handgun in public to show a special need to defend themselves. The 6-3 ruling, w
This article was updated on June 23 at 4:33 p.m. The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that two Republican legislators in North Carolina can join a lawsuit to defend the constitutionality of the state’s voter-identification law. Two lower courts had rejecte
On Thursday, a divided Supreme Court held that prisoners making Eighth Amendment challenges to a state’s execution method can proceed under 42 U.S.C. § 1983; they are not forced into federal habeas litigation that is procedurally doomed. Nance v. Ward was