Legal News

Entering the homestretch

Over the next six weeks the Supreme Court is poised to issue 35 opinions, on topics ranging from gun rights to religion and the EPA’s power to regulate greenhouse gases. Amy is joined by Steven Mazie of The Economist and SCOTUSblog’s James Romoser for a..

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The morning read for Monday, May 23

Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. To suggest a piece for us to consider, email us at [email protected]. Here’s the Monday morning read: Ginni Thomas, wife of Su

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Defendants who delay can lose their chance to arbitrate, court rules in 9-0 decision

The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously ruled against a fast-food franchise owner in a procedural dispute over whether a wage-theft lawsuit belongs in federal court or in arbitration. Justice Elena Kagan wrote the opinion in Morgan v. Sundance, Inc. Plain

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Divided court restricts prisoners’ ability to pursue claims that their lawyers were incompetent

Two men on Arizona’s death row are not entitled to present new evidence in federal court to support their arguments that their trial lawyers bungled their cases, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a 6-3 decision. The question in Shinn v. Ramirez and Jones

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