Legal News

Cases on Clean Water Act and Voting Rights Act will headline October oral arguments

With two dozen cases from its 2021-22 term still undecided, the Supreme Court on Tuesday released the first argument calendar for its 2022-23 term. During the argument session that begins on Oct. 3, the justices will hear oral argument in important cases

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Procedural rule for correcting “mistakes” applies to all mistakes, legal or factual

Monday’s opinion in Kemp v. United States provided what the argument suggested: a straightforward decision that reads Rule 60(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to mean just what it says. Rule 60(b) is the rule that allows you to get relief from a

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Focusing on the meaning of “offense,” a divided court throws salt on double jeopardy claim

An intriguingly divided court ruled Monday in Denezpi v. United States, upholding the federal court conviction of a defendant previously prosecuted and sentenced by a Court of Indian Offenses for charges stemming from the same incident. Justice Amy Coney

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The demise of rights-protective statutory interpretation for detained immigrants and the rise of “piecemeal” textualism

On Monday, the Supreme Court sided with the government in a pair of cases brought by noncitizens who are under deportation orders and were in lengthy detention, rejecting lower courts’ rights-protective interpretation of the relevant detention statute and

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