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  • Ginsburg has radiation treatment for tumor on her pancreas August 23, 2019
    The Supreme Court announced today that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently finished radiation therapy to treat a tumor on her pancreas. It was the second time that the 86-year-old Ginsburg, who had surgery to remove cancerous growths from her lung in December, has been treated for cancer in less than nine months. In a statement […]
  • Event announcements: Justices’ summer side hustles August 23, 2019
    On August 26, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be presented with an Honorary Doctoral Degree in Law by the State University of New York Buffalo School of Law. Ginsburg will also spend part of the day in Buffalo teaching law students. More information here. On August 31 at 11:30 a.m., Ginsburg will be a featured […]
  • Academic highlight: Lawyers with more experience obtain better outcomes August 23, 2019
    Michael J. Nelson is Jeffrey L. Hyde and Sharon D. Hyde and Political Science Board of Visitors Early Career Professor in Political Science at Penn State University. Lee Epstein is Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished University Professor at Washington University in St. Louis. In response to a question about the importance of experienced attorneys in the […]
  • Friday round-up August 23, 2019
    Briefly: Amy Howe reports for this blog that last night, the Supreme Court declined to block the execution of Florida death-row inmate Gary Bowles, who had claimed, among other things, that he could not be executed because he was intellectually disabled; “[t]here was no indication that any justice had dissented from the orders, although Justice […]
  • Justices decline to block Florida execution (UPDATED) August 23, 2019
    The Supreme Court today rejected pleas by Florida death-row inmate Gary Bowles to block his execution. The execution was originally scheduled for 6 p.m. EDT tonight, but – in the wake of two late filings – the justices did not act on Bowles’ requests until after 10 p.m. EDT. There was no indication that any […]