LONDON — The government’s legal team endured a tough afternoon at the hands of the Supreme Court judges during day one of the Article 50 appeal. James Eadie QC, who is representing the Department for Exiting the European Union (DexEU),...Show More Summary
NPR talks to Nick Stephanopoulos about gerrymandering. Nick, a Chicago prof, is one of the key figures behind the Wisconsin partisan gerrymandering case (in addition to becoming a new ELB contributor and casebook co-author). … Continue reading ?
Nina Totenberg reports for NPR on today’s racial gerrymandering cases being argued today at SCOTUS. For my views on these cases generally, see my Racial Gerrymandering’s Questionable Revival, 67 Alabama Law Review 365 (2015). … Continue reading ?
The 27th president arguably left a more lasting mark on the nation as leader of the Supreme Court
Democrats are in revenge mode. They’re still peeved Republicans didn’t confirm Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, whining about how he was “treated.” The finger of blame for that should be directed at President Obama. When Justice...Show More Summary
The Supreme Court could overturn a decision that threatens thousands of businesses that sell used goods, or that make or sell products with many patented parts.
Craig Forrester / (CC BY-SA 2.0) The Supreme Court has given the FBI the power use warrants obtained from a single judge to hack computers in multiple jurisdictions rather than having to get a warrant for each jurisdiction. Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon tried to kill or delay the rule through Congress, but failed. Show More Summary
Legal battle has major constitutional implications for balance of power between country’s legislature and executive
The Labour Party on Monday refused to say whether it believes MPs should be given a vote on taking Britain out of the European Union. As the government begins its Supreme Court appeal against a parliamentary vote on triggering Article...Show More Summary
LONDON — Lawyers representing the UK government told the Supreme Court that Theresa May does not need parliamentary approval before invoking Article 50 because parliament has turned down numerous opportunities to limit royal prerogative...Show More Summary
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.
Whether you can read anything into this I doubt If you’ve got lots of time on your hands you can watch the case live here. The best comment so far is “OJ Simpson it ain’t”. This is all dry legal argument and will go on like this for most of the week. The verdict’s not […]
The battle over 'Brexit' shifted focus to the Supreme Court today, but the real fight is over the terms on which the UK will continue to trade with its European neighbours. I though the issues were summarised well in a reported conversation between Carlo Calenda, Italy's economic development minister and Boris Johnson, the UK's foreign secretary. Show More Summary
Every 10 years, after the census is complete, legislators in statehouses across the country embark on a time-honored tradition: remapping the boundaries of their states’ voting districts, usually to the benefit of the people doing the remapping. Gerrymandering, the practice of painstakingly engineering districts to bestow an advantage on the politicians in control of the […]
LONDON (Reuters) - The president of Britain's Supreme Court said on Monday a court battle on whether the government has to consult parliament before starting the process of leaving the European Union was about legal matters, not the wider politics of Brexit.
President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to defund Planned Parenthood, to appoint conservative Supreme Court justices who could overturn Roe v. Wade and to prohibit late-term abortions. He has also vo...
The High Court will hear two cases related to a crucial issue––how states draw their legislative districts.
The Supreme Court is taking up a pair of cases in which African-American voters maintain that Southern states discriminated against them in drawing electoral districts. The justices are hearing arguments … Click to Continue »
The government of Prime Minister Theresa May will on Monday seek to overturn a ruling that it must obtain parliamentary approval before triggering Brexit, in a highly-charged case in Britain's highest court. For the first time ever,Show More Summary
LEAVE voters give them a net negative Yesterday Ipsos-MORI released its latest trust index and found that 81% saying that judges tell the truth. The fieldwork took place nearly a month ago. In new YouGov polling asking about favourability a very different picture emerges as the chart above shows. This is based on fieldwork carried […]