On Tuesday, December 10, and on Wednesday, December 11, we expect one or more opinions in argued cases at 10:00 a.m. We will begin live blogging both days beginning at 9:45. The link for tomorrow's live blog is here.
The Court did not grant any new cases, nor did it call for the views of the Solicitor General. The Court also expanded the oral argument in NLRB v. Noel Canning to ninety minutes and granted Senator Mitch McConnell's motion to participate in that oral argument.
The Real Truth About Abortion, Inc. v. Federal Election Commission
Issue: (1) Whether the Federal Election Commission’s (“FEC”) alternate “expressly advocating” definition at 11 C.F.R. § 100.22(b) is unconstitutionally overbroad, void for vagueness, and contrary to law, facially and as applied to the petitioner's intended activities, because it violates the First and Fifth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, exceeds statutory authority under the Federal Election Campaign Act (“FECA”), 2 U.S.C. §§ 431 et seq., and should be declared void under the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”), 5 U.S.C. §§ 702-06; and (2) whether FEC’s enforcement policy regulating determination of “political committee” (“PAC”) status is unconstitutionally overbroad, void for vagueness, and contrary to law, facially and as applied to the petitioner's intended activities, because it violates the First and Fifth Amendments, exceeds statutory authority under FECA, and should be declared void under APA.
On Monday the Court issued orders from its December 6 Conference. (As Lyle reported the Court granted one new case from that Conference on Friday afternoon.) On Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., we expect one or more opinions in argued cases. We will begin live blogging at 9:45. This is the second week of the December sitting; the hearing list for this sitting is here.
In this eight-part interview, Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson, III, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit discusses his background, including: a race for Congress; clerking for Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr., and the value of humility; the confirmation process and the life and work of a federal appeals court judge; understanding the Court, interviewing [...]
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Sigma Delta Chi
Awarded the Sigma Delta Chi deadline reporting award for online coverage of the Affordable Care Act decision.
Silver Gavel Award
Awarded the Silver Gavel Award by the American Bar Association for fostering the American public’s understanding of the law and the legal system.
American Gavel Award
Awarded the American Gavel Award for Distinguished Reporting About the Judiciary to recognize the highest standards of reporting about courts and the justice system.
National Press Club Award
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