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  • Share“John the Tiger Man,” a hypothetical dangerous prisoner invented by Justice Stephen Breyer, featured prominently in Tuesday’s oral argument in Shoop v. Twyford. If a federal district court orders a state to transport John the Tiger Man, then can the state immediately appeal that order? What if John the Tiger Man’s attorneys cover the transportation […]
  • Maybe Elon Didn’t Read The Fine Print In That Merger Agreement: Or something else is going on here. Speaking Of Elon Musk: Federal judge very much disagrees with Musk’s First Amendment take. And Speaking Of The First Amendment: Law students sue school over some alleged 1A violations. And Another Thing About Law School: Harvard puts […]
  • Farewell. The post Justice Breyer’s Final Oral Argument appeared first on Above the Law. Source:
  • The best way to build rapport with a counterpart can be to meet in person. The post In-Person Meetings With Adversaries Can Be Valuable appeared first on Above the Law. Source:
  • ShareThe Relist Watch column examines cert petitions that the Supreme Court has “relisted” for its upcoming conference. A short explanation of relists is available here. We have a fair amount of movement on the relist rolls this week. In Monday’s orders, the Supreme Court disposed of three relists. To begin with the unhappy news (at […]
  • ShareThe Supreme Court heard oral argument on Monday in Nance v. Ward, considering which of two procedural vehicles should be used to challenge Georgia’s planned execution method (lethal injection). When must state prisoners alleging unconstitutional execution methods use habeas corpus petitions, and when may they proceed under the more general civil rights statute, 42 U.S.C. […]
  • Federal judge offers some schooling. The post Elon Musk Understands Free Speech Even Less Than You Thought He Did appeared first on Above the Law. Source:
  • Members of the law school Christian Legal Society say they were punished for expressing their religious beliefs. The post Three Students Sue Law School For Violating First Amendment Rights appeared first on Above the Law. Source:
  • So many stories. The post A Wild Week Of Law News appeared first on Above the Law. Source:
  • ShareEach weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. To suggest a piece for us to consider, email us at Here’s the Wednesday morning read: Supreme Court Upended the Legal System in Oklahoma and Could Do It Again (Sadie Gurman, The Wall Street […]
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