Category Archives: News Update

Repeal the Second Amendment?

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens made headlines recently with his comments calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment. In his March 27th op-ed in the New York Times, the 97-year-old ex-justice dismissed the amendment a “relic of the 18th century.” He noted that for most of the amendment’s history, it was understood … Continue reading Repeal the Second Amendment?

Supreme Court News Roundup—March 14, 2018

Rumors have been swirling (again) of Justice Kennedy’s possible retirement. He has been on the Court since 1988, which makes him the longest serving Justice on the Court. And, at 81 years-old, he is the second oldest member of the Court; only Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (who turns 85 tomorrow) is older. Earlier this month, … Continue reading Supreme Court News Roundup—March 14, 2018

Supreme Court News Roundup—March 8, 2018

Here’s a roundup of some of the most interesting recent stories about the Supreme Court. In the New York Times, Adam Liptak discusses the constitutional implications of aging death row populations. “The Court, which has barred the execution of juvenile offenders and the intellectually disabled, is now turning its attention to old people,” he writes. … Continue reading Supreme Court News Roundup—March 8, 2018

DACA & SCOTUS

The Justice Department has asked the Supreme Court to take the unusual step of reviewing a federal judge’s order temporarily blocking President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). As Ariane de Vogue of CNN explains, the Supreme Court disfavors bypassing lower courts for direct review in these situations. Typically, the … Continue reading DACA & SCOTUS

Supreme Court News Roundup

In case you missed them the first time around, here is a roundup of some of the most interesting recent stories about the Supreme Court. Supreme Court Halts Alabama Execution On January 25, the Supreme Court granted a stay of execution for Vernon Madison, a death row inmate in Alabama. In 1994, a jury recommended … Continue reading Supreme Court News Roundup

Will The Supreme Court Review SEC’s In-House Judges?

By Harold J. Krent, Dean and Professor of Law, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago. This post is an abridged version of an article first published at Law360. Challenges to appointment of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission administrative law judges (ALJs) have spread across the country. Private parties that have lost on the merits before the … Continue reading Will The Supreme Court Review SEC’s In-House Judges?