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A quest to reclaim a Pissarro masterpiece hinges on the Erie doctrine

at 11:58 a.m.

In 1939, a German Jewish family was forced to surrender an Impressionist painting to the Nazis. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument on the family’s effort to get it back.

impressionist oil painting showing busy street flanked by large french buildings on rainy day

Camille Pissarro’s Rue Saint-Honoré, Afternoon, Rain Effect. (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum)

 

CASE PREVIEW

Boston’s refusal to fly a Christian flag over city hall raises First Amendment questions

 at 6:51 p.m.

The city allowed various outside groups to fly flags on a city flagpole, but it rejected a flag bearing a Christian cross. Now the justices will decide whether the city violated the Constitution.

PETITIONS OF THE WEEK

Reductions on deductions and state courts on out-of-state businesses

 at 12 a.m.

A weekly look at new and notable petitions seeking Supreme Court review. This week: the state-and-local-taxes deduction and jurisdiction over out-of-state companies.

ARGUMENT ANALYSIS

Justices signal narrow support for allowing equitable tolling of tax deadline

 at 10:36 a.m.

The court seemed to lean in favor of a limited ruling in favor of a law firm that missed a petition deadline by one day.

SCOTUS NEWS

Court takes up five new cases, including lawsuit from football coach who wanted to pray on field

 at 8:08 p.m.

The five new cases that the justices added to their merits docket on Friday will likely be argued in April.