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How many times has the Major Questions doctrine been invoked by higher US Courts?

In West Virginia v. EPA the court invokes the "major questions doctrine," as part of it's justification for blocking what would otherwise have been landmark climate policy. This article ...
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Why do United States Reports take so long to be published?

As an English-trained lawyer, I am used to seeing a decision of the UK Supreme Court (or formerly, the House of Lords) published within roughly a year in Appeal Cases (AC) (and sooner in the Weekly ...
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Why did Judge Bazile issue a ruling on the Loving case years after the case was closed and appeal deadlines had passed?

Everything in Hollywood's historical movies is true, right? OK, There are known counterexamples..... The recent film Loving is about the case in which Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter, who resided ...
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In Roe v Wade, why was it ruled that the US government has an interest in protecting prenatal life?

I'm reading the Wikipedia article on Roe v Wade. It says that: Texas's lawyers had argued that total bans on abortion were justifiable because "life" began at the moment of conception, and ...
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SCOTUS Cases Concerning Men's Healthcare

As it says in the title, I am wondering if there have been any SCOTUS (or lower courts, if none at that level) cases concerning men's healthcare in the same way that cases like Roe v. Wade and the ...
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Access to US Supreme Court brief

does anyone have access to the American edition of Westlaw? I’m trying to get hold of a copy of the US Supreme Court brief under reference 2000 WL 432367, any pointers or help appreciated!
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Are the 1934 Firearms Control Act and 1968 Gun Control Act constitutional after Bruen?

The government must then justify its regulation by demonstrating that it is consistent with the Nation's historical tradition of firearm regulation. Only then may a court conclude that the individual'...
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Do federal courts favor arbitration compared to state courts?

On I read this: State courts historically have been more hostile to arbitration than federal courts. Do federal courts tend to favor arbitration over state courts? Aren't both federal ...
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Student Loan Cancellation re: WV vs EPA

The recent WV vs. EPA ruling limits federal agencies ability to exceed the power specifically granted to them in cases where it could be considered an “extraordinary case” of “political and economic ...
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Has the SC ever overturned a decision twice?

The nation's high court has overturned 236 rulings in its history, some of which marked sea changes in American society and rule of law. Well, has it ever overturned a decision which itself ...
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