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The SCOTUS Vaccine Mandate Cases Are Pretty Unique

By Camila Laval, J.D.

In addition to being the first vaccination cases in 100 years, the current challenges before the Supreme Court address OSHA standards and more.

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SCOTUS May Be Setting Up Another Win for Religious Schools

By Joseph Fawbush, Esq.

Many school rural school districts in Maine do not have a high school. But, while the state was willing to cover the tuition of affected students at private schools, religious schools were left out. Two families from rural Maine have challenged the state's policy on not using taxpayer dollars to send students to faith-based schools.

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Why The Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization Abortion Case Is Different

By Joseph Fawbush, Esq.

Federal courts, including the Supreme Court, handle many important and controversial cases. As just one example, lawsuits challenging abortion rights are brought in federal court each year like clockwork. Considering the number of federal court decisions involving the pro-choice/pro-life debate in recent years, why is Dobbs v. Jackson's Women's Health, currently…

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Biggest Second Amendment Case in Over a Decade

By Laura Temme, Esq.

Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in New York Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, a case that put New York's concealed weapons restrictions in the crosshairs. Arguably the most significant Second Amendment challenge in over a decade, the case could have major consequences for state regulation of concealed carry permits.

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The Tex-Mex Abortion Border

By Vaidehi Mehta, Esq.

At the same time that the United States seems to have dialed reproductive rights back a notch, Mexico may be progressing in the opposite direction. A few weeks ago, the U.S. Supreme Court made a preliminary ruling in Whole Woman's Health v. Jackson, a case relating to the most restrictive abortion law to date enacted in Texas.

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SCOTUS Ends CDC Eviction Moratorium Through 'Shadow Docket'

By Joseph Fawbush, Esq.

As expected, the Supreme Court has lifted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's most recent eviction moratorium, holding that the CDC does not have the authority to prevent evictions under federal law. The decision is another example of the increasing use of the Supreme Court's "shadow docket," the heavily scrutinized practice by the Justices of issuing unsigned decisions on emergency motions without a full briefing or argument.

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