on Jan 19, 2021 at 8:00 am
The Supreme Court convenes at 10 a.m. for its final argument day of January. The justices will first hear argument in a pair of consolidated cases — FCC v. Prometheus Radio Project and National Association of Broadcasters v. Prometheus Radio Project — about whether the Federal Communications Commission acted lawfully when it rolled back rules preventing a single company from owning both a newspaper and a TV or radio station in the same local market. Our case preview is here. The second argument of the day will be BP PLC v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, which could determine whether a lawsuit seeking to hold oil companies responsible for climate change will be heard in state court (as the plaintiffs want) or federal court (as the companies want). Our preview is here.
Before the justices take the virtual bench for the day’s oral arguments, the court is expected to release orders at 9:30 a.m. from the justices’ private conference on Friday.
Here’s a round-up of Supreme Court-related news and commentary from around the web:
- Harris to be sworn in by Justice Sonia Sotomayor at inauguration (Averi Harper & Beatrice Peterson, ABC News)
- Booming Climate Litigation Movement Faces Supreme Court Test (Ellen Gilmer, Bloomberg Law)
- Amy Coney Barrett Set To Hear Case Against Shell, Her Dad’s Employer For 29 Years (Alexander Kaufman, HuffPost)
- Infographic on BP v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore (Mariam Morshedi, Subscript Law)
- Preview of BP v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore (Jin-Taek Hong & Daniel McCarthy, Cornell Legal Information Institute)
- Preview of FCC v. Prometheus Radio Project (Alyssa Ertel & Kathryn Rider, Cornell Legal Information Institute)
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