Tag: Supreme Court

Republican senators submit amicus brief to Supreme Court arguing against student loan relief

Republican senators submit amicus brief to Supreme Court arguing against student loan relief | The Hill Skip to content Greg Nash Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) speaks to reporters as he leaves the Capitol following votes on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 as work continues on the continuing resolution to fund the federal government. More than 40 […]

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Biden Should Embrace Executive Privilege—To Weaken It

Fortunately, Biden’s most significant decision about executive privilege so far has been to weaken it. In 2021, the House January 6 committee sought to obtain Trump White House records from the National Archives as part of its inquiry into the attack on the Capitol that year. As expected, Trump invoked executive privilege to try to […]

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Give the Cherokee Nation a Seat in Congress

Yet another major case looms on the horizon this term. In Brackeen v. Haaland, the justices are hearing the most sweeping legal challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act, also known as ICWA, since its passage in 1978. ICWA generally requires that Native American children be placed with members of their own tribe or with […]

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When You’re Sentenced for a Crime That Even a Jury Agrees You Didn’t Commit

Even the Seventh Circuit itself, however, seemed uncomfortable with the outcome. Judge Frank Easterbrook, a prominent conservative jurist, all but signaled the justices to take up the matter in his majority opinion. “Despite this clear precedent, McClinton’s contention is not frivolous,” he wrote for the three-judge panel. “It preserves for Supreme Court review an argument […]

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