Etiqueta: SCOTUS

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Argument preview: Do federal courts have jurisdiction to review a challenge to an administrative denial of relief under the Convention Against Torture?

In 1996, Congress enacted a number of provisions limiting judicial review of immigration court decisions. In the 2001 case Immigration and Naturalization Service v. St. Cyr, the Supreme Court addressed one of these bars, and found that because Congress had not expressly stated that the provision was intended to strip federal courts of jurisdiction to ...

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Justices to take up case involving faith-based adoption agencies and same-sex couples

The Supreme Court returned from its winter recess today with just one new grant from last week’s private conference, but the newest addition to the court’s merits docket is a significant one. Next term the justices will hear oral argument in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, a challenge by several foster parents and Catholic Social ...

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The federal death penalty at the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is the court of last resort for death row inmates around the country. The vast majority of death row inmates are convicted and sentenced under state death penalty laws, and so most of the capital appeals that the court reviews concern state statutes. The federal death penalty is given in a small ...

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Jueza Ginsburg señala “disfunción” en el juicio político contra Trump

La jueza del Tribunal Supremo de los Estados Unidos, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, criticó la falta de cooperación entre demócratas y republicanos en Washington D.C. por el juicio para destitución del presidente, apuntando a que “no siempre ha sido así”. “Ahora hemos visto el alto grado de polarización en los últimos años”, dijo en su discurso ...

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Hon. Sonia Sotomayor presentará libro en la Inter Metro

La Hon. Sonia Sotomayor, jueza asociada del Tribunal Supremo de los Estados Unidos, estará en Puerto Rico discutiendo su nuevo libro ¡Solo pregunta! Sé diferente, sé valiente, sé tú. En el libro, la jueza Sotomayor celebra las diversas habilidades y talentos que los niños y niñas (y personas de todas las edades) tienen. Utilizando su propia ...

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Argument analysis: May a federal employer say “OK, boomer” to a job applicant?

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard argument in Babb v. Wilkie, about whether the provision of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act that applies to the federal government requires plaintiffs to show that they would have received better treatment “but for” the government’s consideration of their age. The key statutory language requires that federal agencies’ ...

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Supremo federal rechaza ver caso de bonistas de Assured y Ambac

La demanda interpuesta por las aseguradoras Assured y Ambac, entre otras, no será considerada por el más alto foro judicial de Estados Unidos (Washington DC) El Tribunal Supremo de los Estados Unidos se negó este lunes a revisar la demanda presentada por las firmas de bonistas Assured Guaranty Corporation y Ambac Assurance Corporation contra el ...

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Empirical SCOTUS: How Chief Justice Roberts articulates his ethos through his Year End Reports

Chief Justice John Roberts released an impassioned Year End Report on December 31, 2019, which generated much commentary. The New York Times, for instance, wrote about Roberts’ calls for an independent federal judiciary. The Wall Street Journal examined his warnings against rumor and false information. These values inherent in the report foreshadow important aspects related to the (presumably) ...

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The chief justice’s 2019 year-end report: The federal judiciary and civic education

[…] Chief Justice John Roberts issued his annual year-end report on the federal judiciary. The 2018 report had focused on the judiciary’s response to allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace, but the 2019 report was more upbeat, lauding the judiciary’s role in civic education. The report began with the story of the Federalist Papers, ...