Tag:supreme court

Former State AG Gale Norton Joins 17 Former AGs in Support of “Keep Nine” Amendment

Gale Norton, Colorado’s first female attorney general, joined 17 other former state AGs in a letter supporting the “Keep Nine” Amendment which would cap the number of Supreme Court justices at nine.

Bump Stocks Case Seeks SCOTUS Clarity, Brings Sights in on Chevron Deference

Raising questions about a long-standing legal principle, a cert sent to SCOTUS hopes to clarify if bump stocks are legal — and if agency experience can be forcefully deferred by courts.

Supreme Court Scales Back Equity Doctrine in Patent Cases

A recent Supreme Court decision reaffirmed a long-standing intellectual property doctrine that bars inventors who turn over their patents to others from later claiming the patent is invalid.

Supreme Court Warns Public Schools Against Efforts to Regulate Student Speech Away From Campus

The Supreme Court ruled in late June that public schools have little authority to regulate teenagers’ off campus social media posts.

Supreme Court Passes On States’ Spat Over Columbia River Coal Export Terminal

On June 28, the Supreme Court denied a request by Montana and Wyoming to sue Washington over state authority to block a coal export terminal.

Thomas Issues Statement on Colorado Marijuana Appeal as SCOTUS Denies Cert

A Colorado marijuana tax case was rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court, but the court released a statement pointing out patchwork legislation.

Supreme Court, 9-0, Rejects Philly Anti-Discrimination Effort as Infringement on Religious Freedom

The Supreme Court invalidated a Philadelphia antidiscrimination ordinance for foster children and aspiring foster parents.

Supreme Court Climate Case Ruling Could Affect State, County and City Lawsuits

The Supreme Court decided a major climate change case, clarifying questions federal appeals courts must answer in similar lawsuits