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Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as first Black woman on Supreme Court

On June 30, 2022, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., administered the Constitutional Oath and Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer (Retired) administered the Judicial Oath to the Honorable Ketanji Brown Jackson in a ceremony in the West Conference Room before a small gathering of Judge Jackson’s family.  A formal investiture ceremony will take place at […]

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US Supreme Court Opinion Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

The Supreme Court has overturned Roe V. Wade, eliminating the constitutional right to abortion. ALITO, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which THOMAS, GORSUCH, KAVANAUGH, and BARRETT, JJ., joined. THOMAS, J., and KAVANAUGH, J., filed concurring opinions. ROBERTS, C. J., filed an opinion concurring in the judgment. BREYER, SOTOMAYOR, and KAGAN, JJ., filed […]

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Justice Sotomayor’s dissent to the 5-4 majority’s order allowing a Texas law banning almost all abortion care to remain in force

JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR, with whom JUSTICE BREYER and JUSTICE KAGAN join, dissenting. The Court’s order is stunning. Presented with an application to enjoin a flagrantly unconstitutional law engineered to prohibit women from exercising their constitutional rights and evade judicial scrutiny, a majority of Justices have opted to bury their heads in the sand. Last night, the […]

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Justice Sotomayor’s dissent to SCOTUS asylum decision in Bar v. East Bay Sanctuary Covenant

September 11, 2019 – JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR, with whom JUSTICE GINSBURG joins, dissenting from grant of stay. The application for stay presented to JUSTICE KAGAN and by her referred to the Court is granted. The district court’s July 24, 2019 order granting a preliminary injunction and September 9, 2019 order restoring the nationwide scope of the […]