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At a vestige of the Manhattan Project, a fight over workers’ compensation and intergovernmental immunity

Under established constitutional law, states may generally not tax or regulate property or operations of the federal government. This principle is known as intergovernmental immunity. Congress may waive this federal immunity, however, and the scope of tha

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Court to scrutinize disparate fees under Constitution’s bankruptcy clause

Monday’s argument in Siegel v. Fitzgerald brings the justices a fun little dispute: whether Congress violated the Constitution’s bankruptcy clause – which authorizes “uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States – when it creat

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COVID-related postponements and prosecutorial delays under the Speedy Trial Act

This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, claims from two criminal defendants under the Speedy Trial, which dictates timeframes for different stages of criminal prosecutions.   Under the Speedy

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