Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
We mentioned Monday that the Supreme Court has finally set the dates for Affordable Care Act oral arguments. It's terribly exciting, and we can only hope that the ensuing coverage and branding opportunities will rival the royal wedding. (There has to be a vendor somewhere in D.C. willing to produce Supreme Court/individual mandate tea towels or novelty gavels, right?)
Shockingly, the individual mandate is not the only hot-button issue the Nine will hear in the Spring. Here's the schedule for the other cases before the Court in February and March.
Tuesday, February 21:
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Monday, March 19:
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Wednesday, March 21:
Truly, it's going to be a blockbuster season for the Court. In particular, we're looking forward to arguments in Astrue v. Capato, addressing whether posthumously-conceived children are entitled to Social Security survivor benefits, and U.S. v. Alvarez, determining the constitutionality of the Stolen Valor Act.
We're also interested in the Justices' reactions to Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, which will resolve a conflict among the circuits regarding the applicability of the Alien Tort Statute to American corporations for human rights violations that occur overseas.
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