Justices Question Constitutionality of Redistricting Panels

Arizona voters' efforts to make congressional redistricting less partisan appeared to be in jeopardy Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments about the constitutionality of the arrangement.

Practice

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Briefs & Arguments

  • Supreme Court Wrestles with Scope of Confrontation Right

    By Marcia Coyle

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struggled with the right of a criminal defendant to confront witnesses against him in a child abuse case in which teachers testified in lieu of the very young accuser.

  • Brief of the Week: Indigent Plaintiffs Seek Privacy

    By Tony Mauro

    The federal judiciary is rarely accused of being too transparent. But a petition before the U.S. Supreme Court argues that federal courts routinely violate the privacy of indigent plaintiffs by making their personal information public.

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Rulings

  • Justices Sink Fraud Case Against Fisherman

    By Tony Mauro

    The U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling against the federal prosecution of a Florida fisherman under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act was hailed Wednesday as a blow against overcriminalization and zealous federal prosecutions.

  • Court Passes Up Circuit Split Over Tour Guide Licensing

    By Tony Mauro

    U.S. Supreme Court justices say they look for clear splits between federal appeals courts before they grant review of petitions before them. But on Monday, in a case involving New Orleans tour guides, the justices passed up just such a split.

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Courtside

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