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Afternoon Briefs: Sotomayor sees ‘pall of uncertainty’ in capital case; judge backs park proselytizing

Death-row inmate’s conviction has ‘pall of uncertainty,’ Sotomayor says

Justice Sonia Sotomayor expressed concern on Monday about a “pall of uncertainty” over the conviction of Texas death-row inmate Rodney Reed.

Supreme Court to consider case of Catholic foster-care agency that won’t place children with LGBT couples
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether Philadelphia can exclude Catholic Social Services from the city’s foster-care program because the agency doesn’t place children with same-sex couples.
Sotomayor questions quick decisions when the US wants to lift injunctions
Justice Sonia Sotomayor questioned the Supreme Court’s hurry to lift injunctions when she dissented from a decision Friday evening allowing implementation of a new federal rule in Illinois that will bar more poor immigrants from the United States.
5th Circuit blocks Mississippi’s ban on abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected
For the second time in a little more than two months’ time, a federal appeals court has blocked a Mississippi law restricting abortion.
Recent changes in SCOTUS raise the stakes in upcoming abortion case

Every abortion case that reaches the U.S. Supreme Court has high stakes. The case that the justices will hear on March 4 is all the more momentous because of recent changes on the court.

Air travelers should have a private right of action if discriminated against, ABA House says
The ABA House of Delegates approved a resolution targeting air carriers’ discrimination against people with disabilities after lengthy debate Monday at the midyear meeting in Austin, Texas.
Afternoon Briefs: Some of Justice Scalia’s papers are now public; House lifts ERA deadline

Some of Justice Scalia’s papers are now publicly available

The legal and academic papers of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia are now available for public viewing, at…

Afternoon Briefs: Donor says law school not honoring wishes; Justice Thomas says judges aren’t ‘mass media icons’

Attorney disputes his University of Michigan Law School gift

Lance J. Johnson, a Minnesota lawyer who had donated $150,000 to the University of Michigan Law School and had planned to…

Afternoon Briefs: Equifax hack traced to Chinese military; law prof is under coronavirus quarantine

Chinese military personnel are charged in Equifax hack

Four members of the Chinese military have been indicted in the 2017 hacking of Equifax that gathered names, birth dates and Social…

Afternoon Briefs: 2-time SCOTUS litigant gets settlement; at-large judge elections upheld in voting rights case

Florida man wins $875K settlement after two trips to the Supreme Court

A Florida man who won twice in the U.S. Supreme Court will get an $875,000 settlement for his…

Language lecture is among Supreme Court chief justice’s greatest impeachment trial moments
U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. is out of the Senate limelight after the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump ended with an acquittal Wednesday.
Afternoon Briefs: SCOTUS lacks State of the Union majority; judge reverses No More Deaths convictions

Which Supreme Court justices attended the State of the Union?

Only four justices attended the State of the Union on Tuesday. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. was there, even…

Kagan acknowledges incognito Twitter use; Ginsburg sees obstacles for women
In separate appearances last week, Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan commented on how some things haven’t changed despite technological progress.
Which SCOTUS justices are registered Democrats or Republicans? Fix the Court investigates
Several Supreme Court justices are registered members of political parties, raising questions about appearances at a time when the justices’ associations are under scrutiny, according to the nonpartisan judicial watchdog group Fix the Court.
Chemerinsky: Stakes are high as SCOTUS considers 2 major abortion cases

The abortion cases being heard March 4 are are the first to come before the court since Justices Neil M. Gorsuch and Brett M. Kavanaugh have joined the bench. The decisions in these cases may signal the future of abortion rights in the United States.

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