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Court makes it easier for appellate courts to affirm federal felon-in-possession convictions

By  on June 15 at 2:08 p.m.

In Greer v. United States, the court unanimously curtailed the retroactive application of its 2019 ruling in Rehaif v. United States.

 

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Justices reject sentencing reductions for some crack-cocaine offenders

By  on June 14 at 11:59 a.m.

The court in Terry v. United States ruled 9-0 that, based on the text, a Trump-era law making retroactive Obama-era sentencing reductions does not apply to low-level offenders.

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Justices request government’s views on Harvard affirmative-action dispute

By  on June 14 at 12:40 p.m.

The move will postpone the court’s decision whether to take up a challenge that Harvard discriminates against Asian American applicants.

PETITIONS OF THE WEEK

Union fees, bar dues and political speech

By  on June 11 at 4:27 p.m.

A weekly look at notable petitions seeking Supreme Court review. This week: First Amendment suits over union and bar fees.

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Less travel, plenty of royalties for justices in 2020

By on June 11 at 5:33 p.m.

The justices’ financial disclosures, released on Friday, reflect substantial book royalties for some and a reduction in travel reimbursements for all in a pandemic year.

SCOTUStalk

Stacey Abrams joins the podcast to discuss her new novel, While Justice Sleeps, her writing process, and what it’s like to be one of the few women writing fiction set at the Supreme Court.