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Morning Docket: 04.19.22

* Sovereignty denied: The Supreme Court decides to not rule on the Penobscot Nation’s control of their river. [AP] * Hating from outside the club: Judge green lights suit to prevent Marjorie Taylor Greene from holding office again. [Common Dreams] * Harva

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The morning read for Monday, April 18

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: Three cases to watc

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Justices to consider scope of “clear and unmistakable error” review of Veterans Affairs decisions

Since Congress first established it in 1930, the Department of Veterans Affairs has administered a federal program that provides various benefits to U.S. military veterans. The relevant statute, regulating disability benefits, provides that “the United St

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A squabble over a procedural deadline will test the limits of “plain language” textualism

Plain language versus structure. That’s the debate the parties offer the court Tuesday morning in Kemp v. United States. The case involves a small detail of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure – the correct pigeonhole in Rule 60(b) for an argument that a

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