Case: Miller v. Alabama In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court held that the sentencing of two fourteen-year-old boys to life without parole violated the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.
The Court this week will hear the the final arguments of the 2011 Term. The last argument, on Wednesday, will be in Arizona v. United States, the widely watched challenge to Arizona’s controversial immigration law. The Court is expected to issue opinions on all pending cases by late June. New cases are already being docketed … Continue reading Final Week of Arguments→
The third question the Court will hear in its review of the Affordable Care Act concerns whether the individual mandate provision is legally severable from the rest of the law. Prof. Steve Heyman provides a primer on the question.
Case: The Affordable Care Act Cases We’ve put together a special feature focused on the Supreme Court’s review of the Affordable Care Act. The page contains background information on the cases and the justices, as well as videos, in plain English, that explain the issues the Court will review. Update: We’ve posted the audio and … Continue reading The Court and Healthcare Reform→
The Supreme Court’s review of the Affordable Care Act cases arose out of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. There, a divided three judge panel struck down the most contentious portions of the law.
As a preview of the upcoming arguments before the Supreme Court, Oyez has collected and transcribed the arguments in the Eleventh Circuit, which you can listen to below.
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Prof. Sheldon Nahmod of the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and author of the Nahmod Law blog discusses most watched question to be addressed by the Court in its review of President Obama’s healthcare reform legislation.