Chief Justice John Roberts defended the Supreme Court`s power to interpret the Constitution, saying its role should not be questioned simply because people disagree with its decisions. Summary: The court overturned the Mississippi Supreme Court and detained him. The court held that all relevant facts and circumstances taken together show that the trial court made a manifest error in Flowers` sixth trial in finding that the state`s forced strike against potential black juror Wright was not motivated in large part by discriminatory intent. The Supreme Court said it would continue to livestream arguments in the cases, even as it welcomes the public into its courtroom for a new term that begins Monday. Summary: The court overturned and dismissed the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. The court held that “a federal court reviewing an unexplained state court decision on the merits should `reconsider` that decision until the last related state court decision that provides relevant reasoning and assume that the unexplained decision adopted the same line of reasoning. ATMORE, Alabama (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Alabama`s attempt to execute an inmate who says the state lost his papers by choosing an alternative to lethal injection. The State may rebut the presumption by showing that the unexplained decision was most likely based on grounds other than the reasoned decision listed below. According to a recent survey of researchers at Harvard, Stanford and the University of Texas, the public is very divided on several important cases. In many of them, however, respondents had very different views because of their political affiliation. Here is an overview of the main cases of this term.

Photos of the judges courtesy of the U.S. Supreme Court Collection Summary: The court overturned the decision of the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and sent it back. The court ruled that a defendant who pleads guilty in a negotiated plea may benefit from subsequent changes to sentencing policies if the district court relies on the test to impose the sentence or accept the agreement. A defendant may seek relief under 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(2) if it has entered into an agreement pursuant to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 11(c)(1)(C) (Type C Agreement) that allows the defendant and the government to “agree that a particular sentence or range of sentences is the appropriate solution to the case” and “binds the court [to the agreed judgment], as soon as it accepts the agreement”. In West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency, the court`s decision limited the EPA`s ability to regulate the energy sector, limiting it to measures such as controlling emissions at individual power plants. The impact of the decision could go far beyond environmental policy.

On Tuesday, the court heard challenges to the government`s lengthy detention of non-citizens, who say they are entitled to hearings. Summary: The court overturned the decision of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. The Court held that if a state court has ruled on the merits of a prisoner`s claim, a federal court cannot grant habeas without applying both the test prescribed by the Court in Brecht v. Abrahamson and Congress required by the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Enforcement of the Death Penalty Act of 1996 (AEDPA); The Sixth Judicial District erred in granting Mr. Davenport habeas relief solely on the basis of his assessment that he could meet the Brecht standard. The unprecedented leak of a draft majority opinion to repeal Roe in May rattled a court already dealing with highly controversial cases and under intense public pressure. Protesters protest outside the judges` houses, while the courthouse is closed to the public and surrounded by a high-security fence. A California man has been accused of killing Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, and the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol is trying to question Judge Clarence Thomas` wife. It`s a secret from Washington that no one seems to be unravelling. The Supreme Court has apparently still not found the person who leaked a draft of the court`s most important abortion decision earlier this year.

The decision can be found here: The Supreme Court begins its new term Monday and hears arguments for the first time after a summer break and with new Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. The court has already announced that it will decide cases on a number of important issues, including affirmative action, voting rights and LGBTQ rights. Summary: The court upheld the Sixth Circuit`s decision. The court ruled that pretrial detention, which is then counted as a period of reconviction, means a period of supervised release under 18 U.S.C. § 3624(e), even though the court must calculate the balance sheet after learning whether time will be limited. Justices voted 6-3 in favor of a restrictive abortion law in Mississippi. In the most important part of the judgment, John G. Roberts Jr. abolished the fundamental right to abortion, which was introduced in Roe nearly 50 years ago.

The result was telegraphed in the leaked draft, but the final decision immediately reshaped the political landscape, paving the way for states to ban or severely restrict access to abortion. Summary: The court cleared the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and remanded it in custody. The court found that the applicant`s argument before the District Court in favour of a specific sentence confirmed his contention on appeal that the sentence imposed was excessively long and that no formal or additional request was necessary to maintain a challenge to the length of the sentence in the case. Summary: The court upheld the Mississippi Court of Appeals. The Court held that, despite the findings in Miller v. Alabama and Montgomery v. Louisiana, the applicant, who was under 18 years of age at the time he was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of probation, was not entitled to have the court find that he was incorrigible for life because the imposition of a life sentence is left to the discretion of the court. We blogged live when the court released the opinion in Babcock v. Kijakazi. Sessions v.

Dimaya, (Opinion of Mr. Kagan, April 17, 2018. Mr. Kagan delivered the Tribunal`s opinion on Parts I, III, IV-B and V, supported by Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor and Gorsuch JJ.A, and an opinion on Parts II and IV-A, approved by Ginsburg, Breyer and Sotomayor JJ. Justice Gorsuch filed an opinion partially in agreement with the verdict. Chief Justice Roberts filed a dissenting opinion, which was concurred in by Justices Kennedy, Thomas and Alito. Justice Thomas filed a dissenting opinion in which Justices Kennedy and Alito agreed with parts I-C-2, II-A-1 and II-B.) On Thursday, starting at 10 a.m., the court will issue one or more statements in the disputes of the current legislature. Summary: The court dismissed and dismissed the Sixth District Court of Appeals. The court ruled that a transportation order that allows an inmate to seek new evidence is not “necessary or appropriate” to support a federal court`s decision on a habeas corpus charge under the Anti-terrorism Act and the death penalty if the detainee has not demonstrated that the evidence requested would be admissible under a particular request for legal protection.

The ABA filed an amicus curiae brief during the Certiorari phase, arguing that the court should summarily overturn the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals because of shortcomings in the intellectual disability standard used by the Texas court and for rule of law reasons. In United States v. Zubaydah, the court ruled that the government was not required to reveal the location of a black CIA site where a detainee was tortured at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. COLUMBUS, Ohio – Nearly three months after Roe v. Wade, the abortion access landscape continues to change dramatically, sometimes very rapidly, in some states. AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Friday in favor of a Texas law targeting major social media companies like Facebook and Twitter, a victory for Republicans who accuse platforms of censoring conservative speech.