Tag Archives: SCOTUS

Opinion Analysis: In 5-4 Ruling, SCOTUS Strikes Down Part of Immigration and Nationality Act

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled that part of a federal law used to deport immigrants who have been convicted of aggravated felonies is unconstitutionally vague, and thus violates the Fifth Amendment’s Due Process Clause. The case, Sessions v. Dimaya, … Continue reading

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Empirical SCOTUS: How Gorsuch’s first year compares

In 1986, when Justice Antonin Scalia joined the Supreme Court, the bench looked quite different than it does today. In fact, none of the justices on that court still sits on the Supreme Court bench. In 1986 the court was composed … Continue reading

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Empirical SCOTUS: Interpretive dance

In the Supreme Court’s first decision of the term, Hamer v. Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg cited language from the court’s 2010 decision in Magwood v. Patterson stipulating that “[w]e cannot replace the actual text with … Continue reading

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Empirical SCOTUS: Slow and steady

The Supreme Court is slowly plodding through the 2017 term. The court began the term at a historically sluggish pace, and although the justices have picked up the pace in certain areas, other signs point to the possibility that the … Continue reading

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SCOTUS, by 5-4 vote, stays Missouri execution

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