Category: Arguments

Sketches of Supreme Court arguments

Shackling and C-Plea Sentencing

Other cases argued at the Supreme Court this week included one from California, United States v. Sanchez -Gomez, about the routine shackling of defendants in court,  and Hughes v. United States, in which a defendant who entered into a so-called

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Maryland Gerrymander

Sketches from yesterday’s desultory argument in Benisek v. Lamone.

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Abortion, Speech, and . . . Contracts

It’s been awhile since the Supreme Court heard an abortion case, and while last Tuesday’s argument wasn’t exactly about abortion, it was. In NIFLA v. Becerra the Court is considering a California law, the Reproductive Fact Act, that compels “crisis pregnancy

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This Week’S SCOTUS Sketches

A very busy week at the Court beginning with arguments in Janus v. AFSCME, one of the biggies in which the justices, now that are nine, are expected to deal a blow to public sector unions and their right to

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This Week’s SCOTUS Sketches

Three arguments: Currier v. Virginia, City of Hays v. Vogt, and Dahda v. United States. Four opinions: Murphy v. Smith, Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran, Class v. United States, and Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers. No biggies.    

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This Week’s SCOTUS Sketches

The Supreme Court heard arguments in four cases this week ( Monday was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day ), three of which I sketched. Tuesday’s argument in Dalmazzi v. United States was a fairly esoteric, at least to me, discussion

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Ohio Voter Roll Purge

Here are three sketches from yesterday’s argument in Husted v. A.Philip Randolph Institute on whether the method Ohio uses to purge its voter registration list violates the federal motor voter law.

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Fourth Amendment Day

The justices heard arguments today in two cases arising from warrantless searches. The first, Byrd v. United States, looks at whether an unapproved driver of a rental car has a reasonable expectation of privacy. The second case, Collins v. Virginia, brings

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Original Jurisdiction Day

Despite the frigid temperature this morning people lined up for a seat to hear arguments involving water rights. The Supreme Court acts as a kind of trial court for disputes between the States in what are called original jurisdiction cases because

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2017’s Leftover SCOTUS Sketches

Don’t know why I never posted this SCOTUSblog Halloween sketch. It’s a good one I think. Another banner I neglected to post was inspired by the sports betting case, Christie v. NCAA. I also failed to post the sketches from the

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