Violent felonies committed recklessly do not count in deciding whether 15-year terms are required under the Armed Career Criminal Act, the justices ruled.
In a recent speech on “the peril of politics,” Justice Stephen G. Breyer said judges must renounce loyalty to “the political party that helped to secure their appointment.”
The justices struggled to determine how the First Amendment applies to public schools’ power to punish students for social media posts and other off-campus speech.
The commission will also examine other potential changes such as term limits for justices. Progressives are pushing President Biden to add seats to balance the court’s conservative majority.
Both sides agreed that generic statements about firms’ integrity and honesty can sometimes be the basis for securities fraud class-action suits.
The justices considered a California regulation that allowed labor representatives to meet with farm workers at their worksites for up to three hours a day for as many as 120 days a year.
If he doesn’t, Democrats run the very real risk that they would be unable to replace him.
The president’s promise to nominate a Black woman to the court has set off efforts to champion candidates and convince the White House to forego the usual elite credentials.
Under Trump, Republicans reshaped the federal judiciary. Now Democrats have the chance to do the same.
The court refused to lift a year-old stay notwithstanding an appeals court ruling that the construction was unlawful.
The push to impose the federal death penalty no matter the cost poses a grave threat to the rule of law.
Recent decisions are about safeguarding pluralism, not taking sides in the culture wars.
For the moment, the right to choose is safe. But the outlook is ominous.
Evidence from recent Supreme Court arguments suggests that the chief justice, like most people, may have ideological and gender blind spots.
Separate opinions in a case show nine justices pursuing agendas far removed from the dispute at hand.