Supreme Court

Supreme Court to review immigration action

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the government’s appeal of a decision out of the 5th Circuit that halted the Obama administration’s immigration action plan, the New York Times reports. The plan, proposed in November 2014, would have provided deferred action for certain immigrants in the U.S. who don’t have any other path to lawful status. A district …

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Government appeals 5th Circuit on immigration action plan

Just over a year after President Obama announced his immigration action plan, the decision as to whether it can be implemented has made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. We discussed the details of the plan last November, which involved, among other provisions, extending deferred action to parents of U.S. Citizens and lawful permanent …

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Case important to class action lawsuits in Supreme Court’s hands

The Supreme Court heard a case last week that could have a significant impact on class action lawsuits. In Campbell-Ewald Company v. Gomez the court heard arguments about whether a full settlement offer to the named plaintiffs in the action causes it to become moot. According to the New York Times, the plaintiff in the case received a …

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Law clerk hesitance may impact whether SCOTUS hears summer appeals

According to the New York Times, roughly a month from now the Supreme Court justices will meet once again to review petitions that accrued over the summer months for a session termed “the long conference.” During this conference the court will review about 2,000 petitions, and will likely reject nearly all of them. According to the …

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Reading the tea leaves: The interesting practice of predicting Supreme Court opinions

Fivethirtyeight.com has recently taken a look at the various methods of predicting Supreme Court opinions. Because there are no polls to consult and Supreme Court opinions are complex, making a prediction about how the Court will rule is much more complicated than simply calling an election. There are currently several different models for making these …

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