|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|07-320||D. D.C.||Apr 22, 2008||Jun 26, 2008||5-4||Alito||OT 2007|
Holding: (1) The Supreme Court has jurisdiction to hear Jeff Davis’ appeal; (2) Sections 319(a) and (b) of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 violate the First Amendment; and (3) because Section 319(a) is unconstitutional, Section 319(b)'s disclosure requirements, which were designed to implement the asymmetrical contribution limits, are as well.
Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Samuel Alito on June 26, 2008. Justices Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg, and Breyer joined the majority opinion as to Part II. Justice Stevens filed an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part, in which Justices Souter, Ginsburg, and Breyer joined as to Part II. Justice Ginsburg filed an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part, in which Justice Breyer joined.
Merits briefs [via ABA]
Today at SCOTUS: Can the federal government prioritize certain groups of unauthorized immigrants for deportation over others? And do states have standing to sue the government if they disagree with those priorities? @AHoweBlogger previews U.S. v. Texas:
In U.S. v. Texas, broad questions over immigration enforcement and states’ ability to challenge federal policies - SCOTUSblog
The Supreme Court will hear oral argument on Tuesday in a dispute over the Biden administration’s authority to...
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Cecilia (Cissy) Suyat Marshall, the widow of Thurgood Marshall, died this morning at 94. Here is the court's announcement.
BREAKING: The Supreme Court REJECTS Trump's bid to prevent the House Ways & Means Committee from obtaining his tax returns. No noted dissents.
The brief order may end years of litigation over the committee's efforts to review the tax records of Trump and his businesses.
JUST IN: Whisky, dog toys... and trademark law.
SCOTUS has agreed to hear a dispute between Jack Daniel's and a company that makes squeaking "Bad Spaniels" dog toys. The case will have implications for the tension between parody & intellectual property. https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/112122zr_e1p3.pdf
In a quiet Monday morning order list, SCOTUS adds no new cases to its docket. The court will not hear Brooks v. Abbott, a challenge to an alleged racial gerrymander of a state senate district in Texas. Here's the full order list: https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/112122zor_7lhn.pdf