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Supreme Court Refuses To Dismiss Planned Parenthood’s Lawsuit Over Secret Tapes

Supreme Court Refuses To Dismiss Planned Parenthood’s Lawsuit Over Secret Tapes

Grace Carr | Reporter   The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to hear a request to dismiss a case accusing a pro-life group of illegally filming and releasing video footage of abortion workers allegedly negotiating the illegal sale of aborted baby parts. The high court rejected The Center for Medical Progress’s plea to dismiss a 2016 Planned […]

Supremes Hear Opening Skirmish In War Against The Administrative State

Supremes Hear Opening Skirmish In War Against The Administrative State

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . The Supreme Court heard a direct challenge to a major component of federal agency law Wednesday called Auer deference.  Auer deference says judges ought to defer to an agency’s interpretation of its own regulation.  Auer is one of several doctrines conservatives are attacking as part of a […]

Supreme Court Backs Trump Power To Detain Migrants Who Commit Crimes

Supreme Court Backs Trump Power To Detain Migrants Who Commit Crimes

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . A deeply divided Supreme Court ruled that immigration authorities can detain noncitizens for possible deportation long after they serve prison sentences for criminal convictions. The ACLU had argued that federal law imposes a strict time limit on when government officials can detain aliens for deportation after they […]

Supreme Court to decide whether Clean Water Act regulates groundwater

Supreme Court to decide whether Clean Water Act regulates groundwater

By DAMIEN SCHIFF Today, the Supreme Court agreed to hear County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund, in which PLF filed a friend-of-the-court brief. This case is about whether the Clean Water Act regulates pollution that reaches surface water by means of groundwater. If it does, as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said, then every homeowner with […]

US Supreme Court Will Decide the Fate of Millions of Americans’ Septic Tanks

US Supreme Court Will Decide the Fate of Millions of Americans’ Septic Tanks

By MICHAEL BASTASCH | Energy Editor . The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether or not the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals erred in a Clean Water Act (CWA) case that petitioners say would dramatically expand the law’s reach. The case, County of Maui, Hawaii, v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund, centers around whether or not the […]

Supreme Court to Decide on Citizenship Question in 2020 Census

Supreme Court to Decide on Citizenship Question in 2020 Census

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . The Supreme Court will decide whether the Trump administration may include a citizenship question on the 2020 census questionnaire.  U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman struck the citizenship question in a lengthy January ruling, finding the government had repeatedly violated a federal law called the Administrative Procedure Act. […]

Finally, the Supreme Court is taking up gun rights again

Finally, the Supreme Court is taking up gun rights again

    By JAMES PHILLIPS AND JOHN YOO Editor’s Note: We don’t ordinarily applaud LA Times editorials,. but here’s one we can get behind … On Tuesday, the Supreme Court granted review of a case involving the constitutional right to keep and bear arms. The case challenges a New York City  law that prohibits transporting handguns, even licensed […]

Trump Administration Will Ask the Supreme Court to Protect the Census Citizenship Question

Trump Administration Will Ask the Supreme Court to Protect the Census Citizenship Question

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . The Trump administration will ask the Supreme Court to decide whether the government can append a citizenship question to the 2020 census questionnaire, the Department of Justice said Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman forbade the government from incorporating the citizenship question Jan. 15 in a sweeping decision that […]

Supreme Court to Review Illegal Immigrant’s Gun Possession Conviction

Supreme Court to Review Illegal Immigrant’s Gun Possession Conviction

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . The Supreme Court will decide whether an illegal alien from the United Arab Emirates was wrongfully convicted of unlawful possession of a firearm. The case was occasioned in December 2015, when Hamid Mohamed Ahmed Ali Rehaif was arrested in Florida after renting a gun at a shooting […]

Supreme Court Turns Down Challenge to the Border Wall

Supreme Court Turns Down Challenge to the Border Wall

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . The U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up a challenge to President Donald Trump’s border wall Monday, which asserted that the administration violated the Constitution when it exempted border barrier projects from environmental regulations. The plaintiffs warn of adverse effects to local ecosystems should the administration raise […]

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