Legal News

Court rules unanimously that tax deadline is subject to equitable tolling

On Thursday, the Supreme Court decided Boechler v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue in a unanimous opinion authored by Justice Amy Coney Barrett. As expected, the court held that equitable tolling can apply to a statutory time limit in tax cases know

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Court allows Texas to execute man who spent 31 years on death row

The Supreme Court on Thursday turned down a request from a 78-year-old Texas inmate to block his execution. Justice Stephen Breyer, who has previously questioned the constitutionality of the death penalty and criticized lengthy delays in how it is carried

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Court rejects bid to block Tennessee execution, but inmate gets reprieve when state discovers last-minute “oversight”

The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to block the execution of Tennessee inmate Oscar Smith, who had been scheduled to die at 8 p.m. EDT. However, shortly after the justices turned down Smith’s appeal, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee called off the execution, c

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The morning read for Friday, April 22

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 Friday morning read: Supreme Court Rules

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