Supreme Court Report: Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President & Fellows of Harvard College, 20-1199; Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. University of North Carolina, 21-707

February 14, 2022 Volume 29, Issue 8 This Report summarizes an opinion issued on January 24, 2022 (Part I); and cases granted review on January 21 and 24, 2022 (Part II). Cases Granted Review: Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President & Fellows of Harvard College, 20-1199; Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. University of…

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Supreme Court Report: Hughes v. Northwestern University, 19-1401

February 14, 2022 Volume 29, Issue 8 This Report summarizes an opinion issued on January 24, 2022 (Part I); and cases granted review on January 21 and 24, 2022 (Part II). Opinion: Hughes v. Northwestern University, 19-1401 Hughes v. Northwestern University, 19-1401. In an 8–0 decision, the Court held—in a case under the Employee Retirement…

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Supreme Court Report: Hemphill v. New York, 20-637

February 3, 2022 Volume 29, Issue 7 This Report summarizes an opinion issued on January 20, 2022 (Part I); and cases granted review on January 14, 2022 (Part II). Opinion: Hemphill v. New York, 20-637 Hemphill v. New York, 20-637.  By an 8-1 vote, the Court declared unconstitutional a New York rule of criminal procedure…

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Supreme Court Report: George v. McDonough, 21-234

February 3, 2022 Volume 29, Issue 7 This Report summarizes an opinion issued on January 20, 2022 (Part I); and cases granted review on January 14, 2022 (Part II). Cases Granted Review: George v. McDonough, 21-234 George v. McDonough, 21-234. The Court will determine whether the Department of Veterans Affairs’ “application of a regulation that…

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Supreme Court Report: Tekoh v. Vega, 21-499

February 3, 2022 Volume 29, Issue 7 This Report summarizes an opinion issued on January 20, 2022 (Part I); and cases granted review on January 14, 2022 (Part II). Cases Granted Review: Tekoh v. Vega, 21-499 Tekoh v. Vega, 21-499. At issue is whether the use of an un-Mirandized statement against a defendant in a…

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Supreme Court Report: Shoop v. Twyford, 21-511

February 3, 2022 Volume 29, Issue 7 This Report summarizes an opinion issued on January 20, 2022 (Part I); and cases granted review on January 14, 2022 (Part II). Cases Granted Review: Shoop v. Twyford, 21-511 Shoop v. Twyford, 21-511. This case involves the question whether a federal court may, pursuant to its authority under…

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Supreme Court Report: Nance v. Ward, 21-439

February 3, 2022 Volume 29, Issue 7 This Report summarizes an opinion issued on January 20, 2022 (Part I); and cases granted review on January 14, 2022 (Part II). Cases Granted Review: Nance v. Ward, 21-439 Nance v. Ward, 21-439.  This case raises the question of which procedural vehicle a capital inmate must use—an action…

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Supreme Court Report: Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, 21-418

February 14, 2022 Volume 29, Issue 8 This Report summarizes an opinion issued on January 20, 2022 (Part I); and cases granted review on January 14, 2022 (Part II). Cases Granted Review: Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, 21-418 Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, 21-418. The Court will consider the contours of the First Amendment’s free-speech…

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Supreme Court Report: Kemp v. United States, 21-5726

January 20, 2022 Volume 29, Issue 6 This Report summarizes opinions issued on January 13, 2022 (Part I); and cases granted review on January 10, 2022 (Part II). Cases Granted Review: Kemp v. United States, 21-5726 Kemp v. United States, 21-5726. The Court will consider whether a motion for relief from judgment under Federal Rule…

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Supreme Court Report: Siegel v. Fitzgerald, 21-441

January 20, 2022 Volume 29, Issue 6 This Report summarizes opinions issued on January 13, 2022 (Part I); and cases granted review on January 10, 2022 (Part II). Cases Granted Review: Siegel v. Fitzgerald, 21-441 Siegel v. Fitzgerald, 21-441. This case involves the constitutionality of provisions of the Bankruptcy Judgeship Act of 2017, which established…

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