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Supreme Court to Decide Sales Tax Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether states may require out-of-state retailers to collect sales tax. 

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9th Circuit Temporarily Blocks Third Travel Ban

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals opinion temporarily striking down President Donald Trump’s third travel ban was met with little fanfare, likely for two reasons. The decision came down on Dec. 22 right before Christmas. And in early December the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the third travel ban to go into effect until the Supreme Court rules on it, even if the 9th Circuit—or the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals—were to strike it down in the meantime.  

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Should States Be Able to Allow Sports Gambling?

What's at stake? Of the $58 billion wagered last year on NFL and college football games, $56 billion was bet illegally through bookies or online operations, Nevada Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton (D) told a session on "The Future of Sports Betting."

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Forum: SCOTUS Term Will Have Major Effects on States

From wedding cakes to legislative districts, sports betting and what you're allowed to wear at polling places, the current U.S. Supreme Court term will have major effects on states.

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Travel Ban Is in Effect. Now What?

The U.S. Supreme Court has allowed the third version of the Trump administration's travel ban to go into effect at least temporarily while two federal circuit courts of appeals review decisions from lower courts temporarily blocking enforcement of it.

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SCOTUS to Decide Public Employee Self-Incrimination Case

 In Hays, Kansas v. Vogt, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether the Fifth Amendment is violated when a public employee’s compelled, self-incriminating statements are used against him or her at a probable cause hearing rather than at a trial.

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May States Mandate Pregnancy Clinic Disclosures?

NIFLA v. Becerra isn’t exactly an abortion case—it’s a speech case.

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Supreme Court Takes Retaliatory Arrest Case

What if a police officer arrests someone in retaliation for engaging in speech protected by the First Amendment but the officer also had probable cause to arrest that person for a different, legitimate reason? In Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach the Supreme Court will decide whether that person may sue the police officer for violating his or her First Amendment rights.

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Will Third Travel Ban Get SCOTUS Review?

If Attorney General Jeff Sessions has his way, the Trump administration's third travel ban will get a review by the U.S. Supreme Court. That's what he told the Senate Judiciary Committee shortly after two federal district courts temporarily prevented the third travel ban from going into effect.

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Clean Power Plan to be Repealed

For a while it seemed certain the U.S. Supreme Court would rule on the legality of the Clean Power Plan (CPP). With new regulations proposed to rescind the CPP, Supreme Court review seems less and less likely. 

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