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Justice Kennedy Considers Retirement in 2018

Rumor has it that Justice Anthony Kennedy is telling potential new law clerks that he is considering retiring from the Supreme Court next summer, setting up an epic showdown for the 2018 midterm elections.

Justice Department Asks Supreme Court to Force Microsoft to Release Emails

The United States this week petitioned the Supreme Court to take a case to order Microsoft to turn over email records of one of its email customers, in a case pitting new technology that is global in reach against domestic law enforcement priorities.

Supreme Court Orders Hearing on Fatal Border Shooting of Mexican Teenager

The Supreme Court set aside an appeals court decision involving the fatal border shooting of a Mexican national by a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

Justices Thomas and Gorsuch: Supreme Court Should Take More Second Amendment Cases

The Supreme Court has only decided two cases on the right to keep and bear arms: D.C. v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago.

SCOTUS D-Day: Travel Ban, Guns, LGBT, and Possible Supreme Court Retirement

President Trump’s travel ban, the Second Amendment, religious liberty versus LGBT issues, and even the possibility of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement will be addressed, as all eyes are on the Supreme Court on Monday.

The Supreme Court Agrees to Tackle the Biggest Election Law Case in Years. Will It ‘Weaponize’ Our Federal Courts?

The Supreme Court should heed Justice Alito’s advice.

Supreme Court Rules for Federal Agents in 9/11 Lawsuits

The Court noted that allowing individual lawsuits in a case like this would lead to intrusions into confidential national-security discussions within the executive branch.

Big Cases Still Waiting for Supreme Court Decisions in 2017

Seventeen cases from this year’s Supreme Court term are still pending, with decisions expected in the next eight days.

North Carolina Strikes Out a Fifth Time at the Supreme Court Over Redistricting

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the latest redistricting plan from North Carolina on Monday, holding that the state Legislature had impermissibly used race in the redistricting process for two congressional districts.

Symposium: The Goldilocks Principle of Redistricting

For anyone who seeks clarity in what states must do in redistricting to comply with the Voting Rights Act and the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment, the Supreme Court’s decision in Cooper v. Harris will certainly not provide it.