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The morning read for Thursday, Jan. 20

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 Thursday morning read: Supreme Court rul

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Court rejects “door opening” as a Sixth Amendment confrontation-clause exception

The Supreme Court on Thursday sided with a criminal defendant who said his Sixth Amendment rights were violated at a trial during which he was convicted of fatally shooting a two-year-old boy. Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote the opinion for an 8-1 court. Ju

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Revenge of the rescheduled cases: Congressional proxy voting, the ministerial exception, and more

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. Last week’s relists yielded what will likely be the last five cases to be to be argued dur

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Now available on Oyez: January oral argument audio aligned with the transcripts

Oyez has posted the aligned audio and transcripts from the January 2022 oral arguments at the Supreme Court. The court heard argument in: Biden v. Missouri National Federation of Independent Business v. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health

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