|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|16-1479||Minn. Ct. App.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2017|
Issues: (1) Whether Minnesota's criminal prohibition of “speech” that “enables” a suicide survives strict scrutiny under the First Amendment; and (2) whether Minnesota's criminal prohibition of “speech” that “enables” a suicide violates the First Amendment.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jun 07 2017||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 13, 2017)|
|Jul 13 2017||Brief of respondent Minnesota in opposition filed.|
|Aug 02 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/25/2017.|
|Oct 02 2017||Petition DENIED.|
Quick Tok explainer on yesterday’s voting rights case at the Supreme Court—Merrill v. Milligan.
The Mar-a-Lago case arrives at the Supreme Court. Here's an explainer on today's filing from @katieleebarlow, who notes that this isn't the first time Trump has asked the justices to intervene in fights over sensitive documents. (Both other times, the court ruled against him.)
In today's Voting Rights Act case, the conservative majority seemed likely to side with Alabama, though perhaps on narrower grounds than the state asked for. Here's @AHoweBlogger's analysis, plus courtroom sketches from Bill Hennessy (AKA @Artisbest).
Conservative justices seem poised to uphold Alabama’s redistricting plan in Voting Rights Act challenge - SCOTUSblog
In February, a divided Supreme Court temporarily blocked a ruling by a three-judge district court in Alabama, which ...
BREAKING: Donald Trump's lawyers have filed an emergency request asking the Supreme Court to intervene in the case over classified documents at Mar-a-Lago. Trump wants SCOTUS to vacate a Sept. 21 ruling by the 11th Circuit. Here is the filing: https://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/22A283.pdf
Today at SCOTUS: voting rights and veterans' benefits.
First up is Merrill v. Milligan, a case about Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and how to decide if a state's redistricting plan dilutes Black voting power. @AHoweBlogger explains:
When are majority-Black voting districts required? In Alabama case, the justices will review that question. - SCOTUSblog
Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act bars election practices that result in a denial or abridgement of the right ...