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  • Sackett v. EPA: Supreme Court Takes Up Property Rights Case

    Today the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Sackett v. EPA, one of the most important property rights cases to reach the Court in recent history.  The case involves a complicated statutory scheme created by the Clean Water Act (CWA), which (as relevant here) is enforced by the EPA. … More

    The Hunt for a Missing Government Witness In a Criminal Prosecution

    Critics of the Supreme Court of the United States sometimes say that the Court is hopelessly divided on the issues and does not mean what it says in its opinions.  But a decision handed down today helps put the lie to both criticisms.  Not only was the Court unanimous, but … More

    Supreme Court Takes Up Obamacare

    The Supreme Court today granted review in related cases that raise the question whether Congress had the power to adopt the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – known colloquially as ObamaCare – health regulatory scheme and, if not, what components of that law must fall and can survive. The … More

    Dixon Gives Up the Ghost – And It’s Admissible

    In a case decided yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously reversed a judgment of the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit that had freed an inmate in Ohio, on the ground that the introduction at trial of his confession violated Miranda v. Arizona.  The Supreme … More