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Biden transition live updates: Wisconsin Supreme Court declines to hear Trump campaign challenge to election results

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Female Judge Should Hear IUD Cases, JPML Told

Law360 (December 3, 2020, 8:44 PM EST) — An attorney representing a woman claiming that she was harmed by the ParaGard IUD made by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. on Thursday told the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation that cases over the birth control device should be sent to a federal judge in Atlanta in part because the judge is a woman and the litigation concerns women’s products.

Robert Hammers of Schneider Hammers, who represents Patricia Rodriguez and others, championed U.S. District Judge Leigh Martin May during a Zoom hearing Thursday during which the panel considered whether to consolidate the cases and potential venues, should the cases be combined….

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Case preview: Justices will hear argument on whether unanimous jury ruling applies retroactively

In April, the Supreme Court ruled in Ramos v. Louisiana that the Sixth Amendment establishes a right to a unanimous jury that applies in both federal and state courts. On Wednesday in Edwards v. Vannoy, the justices will hear argument on whether inmates whose convictions became final before that decision can now take advantage of it. Although only two states, Louisiana and Oregon, have allowed non-unanimous jury verdicts in recent years, those states say that a ruling for the inmates could “seriously strain” their systems by reopening many years’ worth of convictions.

The Sixth Amendment to the Constitution guarantees the right to an “impartial jury.” When it and the other amendments in the Bill of Rights were originally enacted, they were interpreted as applying only to the federal government – not to the states. Since then, however, the Supreme Court has ruled that some, and eventually most, of the

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Trump Admits It’s Hard to Get the Supreme Court to Hear a Case

Please note Trump’s admission: It’s ‘hard to get to the Supreme Court’.

“The problem is it’s hard to get into the Supreme Court,” he told Fox News presenter Maria Bartiromo. “I’ve got the best Supreme Court advocates … lawyers that want to argue the case if it gets there. But they said it’s very hard to get a case up there.” 

“Can you imagine? Donald Trump, president of the United States, files a case and I probably can’t get a case … and we have tremendous proof … we have hundreds of hundreds of affidavits, sworn affidavits. And it’s very hard to get a case to the Supreme Court,” he said.

Dear President Trump

  1. Allegations of fraud and sworn affidavits do not constitute proof.
  2. Your lawyers dropped all claims of fraud. 
  3. If your lawyers refuse to claim fraud and refuse to provided evidence, what precisely do you want the Supreme
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Supreme Court To Hear Census Case As Other Count Issues Loom

WASHINGTON, DC — President Donald Trump’s attempt to exclude people living in the country illegally from the population count used to divvy up congressional seats is headed for a post-Thanksgiving Supreme Court showdown.

The administration’s top lawyers are hoping the justices on a court that includes three Trump appointees will embrace the idea, rejected repeatedly by lower courts. It’s the latest, and likely the last, Trump administration hard-line approach to immigration issues to reach the high court. Arguments will take place on Monday by telephone because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Even as the justices weigh a bid to remove, for the first time, millions of noncitizens from the population count that determines how many seats each state gets in the House of Representatives as well as the allocation of some federal funding, experts say other issues loom large for the 2020 census as it heads into unchartered territory over deadlines,

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UK Supreme Court To Hear Case Over ‘IS Bride’ Return

Britain’s Supreme Court will on Monday hear the case of a woman stripped of her UK citizenship after joining the Islamic State in Syria, who wants to return to appeal the ruling.

The government in July won its bid to have the country’s highest court consider whether Shamima Begum, 20, should be allowed to return to the UK to pursue an appeal over her revoked citizenship.

Earlier in July, three senior Court of Appeal judges ruled Begum should be allowed to come to Britain for the legal challenge.

But one judge said the Supreme court should consider the government’s appeal because it raised “points of law of general public importance”.

Begum was 15 when she and two other schoolgirls from Bethnal Green in east London left home to join the jihadist group on February 17, 2015.

She claims she married a Dutch convert soon after arriving in IS-held territory. She

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Supreme Court agrees to hear California grower’s challenge to state farm labor law

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Supreme Court justices will consider whether union organizers’ right to go on agricultural land violates landowners’ private property rights. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a property rights challenge to a 45-year-old California labor law that allows union organizers to go on farmland to speak with workers at the start of their day or during a lunch break.

Several growers backed by the California Farm Bureau contend the law should be struck down as unconstitutional because it amounts to the government taking private property.

Lawyers for the Pacific Legal Foundation, who filed the appeal, called it a “union trespass law.”

“The Constitution forbids government from requiring you to allow unwanted strangers onto your property. And union activists are no exception,” said Joshua Thompson, a senior attorney at Pacific Legal. “California’s regulation that allows them to do so violates property owners’ fundamental right to

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Republican state AGs ask U.S. Supreme Court to hear mail-in ballot dispute

By Andrew Chung

(Reuters) – A group of Republican attorneys general on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a case challenging a lower court ruling that extended Pennsylvania’s deadline to receive mail-in ballots.

In separate filings, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, joined by nine others including from Texas and Louisiana, and Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said the justices should overturn the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision that allowed mail-in ballots postmarked by Election Day and delivered through Friday to be counted.

President Donald Trump and his Republican allies are waging a legal battle challenging the results of the election won by Democratic President-elect Joe Biden. Legal experts said the cases the Trump campaign is bringing are narrow in scope and unlikely to change the outcome.

“The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision overstepped its constitutional authority and encroached on the authority granted to the Pennsylvania legislature,” Schmitt said in

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Supreme Court declines to hear case challenging unlimited super PAC fundraising

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a lawsuit from congressional Democrats challenging the legality of super PACs, which can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money in support of political candidates.



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Supreme Court declines to hear case challenging unlimited super PAC fundraising

The court did not explain its decision or indicate how many of the justices would have taken up the case. It takes four votes on the bench for the Supreme Court to grant a petition for review.

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The lawsuit was filed in 2016 by a bipartisan trio in Congress – Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.), who died last year. They were joined by Zephyr Teachout, a law professor and political activist; John Howe, a former Republican Minnesota state legislator; and Michael Wager, a two-time Democratic congressional candidate from Ohio.

Their case challenged an

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