The 2013-2014 Supreme Court term is over. Here are a few stories I wrote that touch upon some of the key rulings and themes: U.S. birth control ruling fuels battle over corporate rights [story] U.S. justices uphold firms’ religious objections to contraception [story] U.S. Supreme Court’s milestone ruling protects cellphone privacy [story] U.S. high court … Continue reading Supreme Court term round-up
In February I joined Reuters as Supreme Court reporter. Here are a few highlights from the last 11 months: Gay marriage gets big boost in two Supreme Court rulings: Final report on the day of the Supreme Court’s two big rulings related to gay marriage in June 2013. Chamber of Commerce turns to small courts … Continue reading 2013 in review
I recently started a new job as Supreme Court correspondent for Reuters. As a result, I probably won’t be posting much here. If you’re interested, check out my Twitter feed for updates on action at the court.
The Newtown-Conn.-based National Shooting Sports Foundation is challenging the federal government’s authority to seek data on semi-automatic rifle sales. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is scheduled to hear oral arguments in the case January 9. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives — ATF — had asked dealers … Continue reading Newtown gun group challenging ATF authority to seek data on gun sales
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. put the spotlight on the federal government’s rulemaking process this week during the argument in a Clean Water Act case. It prompted a debate of epic proportions — if you work inside the Beltway. The focus was on the unexpected speed in which the Obama administration drafted and finalized … Continue reading Regulation Battle
The new Supreme Court terms kicks off next Monday, so here’s a little summary of the upcoming cases I have written about recently: A round-up of the environment-related cases that are scheduled for argument (Greenwire). A report from Arkansas on Arkansas Game & Fish Commission v. U.S., the takings/property rights case to be argued Oct. … Continue reading Supreme Court: A new term
Justice Antonin Scalia has had so much publicity for his new book (co-written with Bryan Garner) that I was curious how well it’s been selling. It turns out that Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts is somewhat less popular that Jeffrey Toobin’s Supreme Court potboiler The Oath, which purports to lift the lid on … Continue reading Toobin winning in high court book battle against Scalia