Tag Archives: Supreme Court Decision

Breaking: The Supreme Court Turns Trump’s Tax Returns Over to New York Prosecutors

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New York State Attorney General Cyrus Vance has a grand jury subpoena for Trump’s personal tax returns. Trump had previously challenged this subpoena on the grounds that he had presidential immunity. That argument failed in court. Now Trump is fighting this subpoena as a private citizen, specifically claiming that it is overreaching and was made in bad faith. Those arguments just failed at the supreme court. Here’s what that means.

The Supreme Court Rejects New York State Covid-19 Religious Regulations

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The Supreme Court just issued a temporary injunction against a New York State Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order. The reason for this executive order was to restrict individuals from congregating in public places. The issue is, this executive order includes specific regulations tailor made for religious institutions. Are these regulations too extreme? According to a 5-4 majority they are. Here is exactly what happened.

The Supreme Court’s November Cases and Argument Analysis, Explained

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The Supreme Court’s November term is filled with intriguing and controversial cases from potentially invalidating the Affordable Care Act, figuring out whether Christian Foster Care Agencies need to meet with gay couples, or whether minors need to be permanently incorrigible in order to get a lifetime sentence. Here is a summary of all of the cases SCOTUS is hearing in November.

The Supreme Court Rules Half of Oklahoma is a Native American Reservation

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The Supreme Court just ruled in the case of McGirt v. Oklahoma that the Eastern Half of Oklahoma is now considered a Native American reservation for the purposes of criminal justice. Here’s why the Supreme Court ruled that way and what it means.

Supreme Court’s Abortion Decision 2020, Explained

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The supreme court just decided in the case of June Medical Services LLC v. Russo. This case had to do with a new Louisiana abortion law that is almost identical to a Texas abortion law ruled unconstitutional in 2016. Here’s what’s happening.

The Supreme Court Takes on Second Amendment Rights

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. City of New York. This case revolves around transportation rights for handgun owners who, under current law, are not able to take their handguns out of the city under a premises license. While New York tried to get this case thrown out by reversing the law, the case was just heard.


Oral Arguments: https://www.oyez.org/cases/2019/18-280

District of Columbia v. Heller Decision: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/07pdf/07-290.pdf

Argument analysis: Justices focus on mootness in challenge to now-repealed New York City gun rule

Argument preview: Justices take up battle over New York City gun ban – and the scope of the Second Amendment?https://www.scotusblog.com/2019/11/argument-preview-justices-take-up-battle-over-new-york-city-gun-ban-and-the-scope-of-the-second-amendment/

Symposium: So what exactly are the parties still fighting about in NYSRPA v. City of New York?https://www.scotusblog.com/2019/11/symposium-so-what-exactly-are-the-parties-still-fighting-about-in-nysrpa-v-city-of-new-york/

The Supreme Court Funds the Border Wall… Kindof

On Friday the Supreme Court released a decision that allowed the Trump Administration to use funds to build the wall while the courts figure out the legality of the emergency declaration and resulting money transfers. This case, Trump v. The Sierra Club, weighted the environmental concerns of the Sierra Club against the monetary concerns of the federal government. Here’s what happened.