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Supreme Court Declines to Block Texas Heartbeat Act in Blow to Abortion Access

The Supreme Court, in a narrow, late-night vote on Wednesday, rejected a request to block Texas’ restrictive new abortion law.

Texas Law Allowing Abortion Opponents to Sue Healthcare Providers Takes Effect as Supreme Court Stays Silent

A Texas law that deputizes private citizens to enforce a state ban on post-fetal heartbeat abortions has gone into effect.

Detective’s Son Sentenced to Death in 1995 for Rape and Murder; Verdict Later Overturned for Improper Jury Conduct

Convicted murderer, Robert Harlan, was originally sentenced to death but the state Supreme Court overturned the sentence after reports of juror misconduct.

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.

CU Law’s Spencer Gives Insights on History of Voting Rights in U.S., Part Two

Law Week talked to Doug Spencer about the Voting Rights Act in a two-part discussion on a recent Supreme Court ruling.

Doug Spencer, Newly Appointed CU Law Professor, Discusses SCOTUS Voting Rights Decision

Law Week talked recently with Doug Spencer, a new addition to the University of Colorado Law School’s faculty, about the high court’s July 1 decision in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee.

Supreme Court Invokes First Amendment on California Charity Tax Filing Law

Tax-exempt nonprofit organizations gained protection against compelled disclosure of donor information when the Supreme Court ruled July 1 that a California law violated the First Amendment.