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The Week Ahead at the Supreme Court—October 3, 2016

Let the October 2016 Term commence! The Supreme Court term kicks off this week with five oral arguments. On Tuesday, the Court hears Bravo-Fernandez v. United States.  Security firm owner Juan Bravo-Fernandez was accused of bribing former Puerto Rican Senator, Hector Martinez-Maldonado. Both were convicted of violating a federal bribery statute, but the appellate court … Continue reading The Week Ahead at the Supreme Court—October 3, 2016

The Week Ahead at the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has four oral arguments scheduled this week. On Tuesday, the Court hears Heffernan v. City of Paterson, a First Amendment case regarding a police officer who was demoted based on his perceived political affiliation. Officer Heffernan was demoted because his superiors believed he was supporting the incumbent police chief’s opponent in an … Continue reading The Week Ahead at the Supreme Court