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Justices take major Florida and Texas social media cases

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In their first conference after the summer recess, the justices agreed to hear two cases about the constitutionality of controversial laws in Texas and Florida that would restrict how social media companies control user content. Lawmakers in both states contend that the companies are illegally censoring users with conservative views.

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The Supreme Court added 12 cases to its term calendar in an order list on Friday. (Katie Barlow)



Twelve cases added to Supreme Court calendar

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The justices took up 12 new cases in an order list issued on Friday from what is known as their long conference – the first private conference after their summer recess. Friday’s grants included two major social media cases as well as disputes over the FBI’s No Fly List, property rights, and bankruptcy fees.


Consumer watchdog funding fight goes before justices

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The Supreme Court will hear oral argument on Oct. 3 in case brought by payday-lending groups challenging the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s funding mechanism. The dispute is the first in a series of cases this term questioning the power of administrative agencies.


Mandatory minimums, payday lending, and voting rights in first session of Supreme Court term

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On Oct. 2 the Supreme Court will begin the 2023-24 term with six oral arguments over two weeks. The cases include disputes over the funding of the CFPB, federal sentencing laws, and an alleged racial gerrymander in South Carolina’s voting map.