Month: February 2015

Not Just A Fashion Statement

“This is going to sound like a joke” Justice Alito said, “but, you know, it’s not.” The not-joke was addressed to the lawyer for Abercrombie & Fitch who was defending the preppie fashion retailer’s decision not to hire an otherwise

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Who Gets A Felon’s Guns ?

It was bitterly cold outside the Supreme Court this morning which may explain why there were fewer spectators than usual for today’s arguments.   These sketches are of the first argument, Henderson v. U.S., concerning a felon’s attempt to transfer ownership

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The Plenary Power Doctrine

Back on the bench after their winter break the first case argued before the Justices was on the subject of consular nonreviewability.   There’s a long history of leaving the power to regulate immigration to the legislative and executive branches.

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