Fractured Court Blocks Vaccine-or-Test Requirement for Large Workplaces but Green-Lights Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers
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WASHINGTON, DC — January 13, 2022 — With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations reaching a new record high as a result of the Omicron variant, the Supreme Court today put the Biden Administration’s vaccine-or-test mandate for large employers on hold, while litigation over its legality continues in the lower courts. Over a dissent from the court’s three liberal justices, the court …

TribuneFractured Court Blocks Vaccine-or-Test Requirement for Large Workplaces but Green-Lights Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers
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Court Seems Poised to Block Vaccine-or-Test Policy for Workplaces But May Allow Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — January 9, 2022 — The Supreme Court heard oral argument on Friday in two sets of challenges to the Biden administration’s authority to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. For over two hours of debate, the justices were skeptical of the administration’s attempt to impose a vaccine-or-test mandate for workers at large employers. In the second case, which lasted for …

TribuneCourt Seems Poised to Block Vaccine-or-Test Policy for Workplaces But May Allow Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers
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Justices Will Hear Arguments on January 7th in Challenges to Biden Vaccine Policies
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WASHINGTON, DC — December 23, 2021 — With COVID-19 cases surging across the country, the Supreme Court fast-tracked two disputes over the Biden administration’s efforts to expand vaccinations. In an unusual move, the justices announced on Wednesday night that they will hear oral arguments on Jan. 7 on two federal policies: a vaccine-or-test mandate for workers at large employers, and …

eHeziJustices Will Hear Arguments on January 7th in Challenges to Biden Vaccine Policies
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Justices Turn Down Cadet’s Attempt to Sue Government Over Sexual Assault
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WASHINGTON, DC — May 6, 2021 — The Supreme Court won’t weigh in on whether a West Point cadet who was sexually assaulted by a fellow classmate can sue the federal government. The justices announced on Monday morning that they will not hear oral argument in Doe v. United States, one of the cases that they considered at their private …

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Justices Will Decide Whether to Reinstate Death Penalty for Boston Marathon Bomber

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WASHINGTON, DC — March 24, 2021 — Nearly eight years after two homemade bombs detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring hundreds of others, the Supreme Court announced on Monday that it would review the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was sentenced to death for his role in the 2013 bombings. The U.S. …

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Argument Analysis: Justices Divided in Procedural Battle Between Baltimore , Oil Companies in Climate Fight

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Argument analysis: Justices divided in procedural battle between Baltimore, oil companies in climate fight Kannon Shanmugam argues for BP and other fossil fuel companies (Art Lien) In a speech at Harvard Law School in 2015, Justice Elena Kagan told the audience that “we’re all textualists now” – that is, that any effort to interpret a statute begins (and often ends) …

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The Supreme Court and the President’s Pardon Power
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Correction appended. WASHINGTON, D.C. — January 16, 2021 — It was on January 1, 2021 that the was first written. The Constitution gives the president the power “to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of impeachment.” In the days before Christmas, President Donald Trump used this power to pardon or commute the sentences …

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