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October 4, 2019

SCOTUS gets back to work with short order list granting review in new cases, including a federal criminal statutory/constitutional matter

The US Supreme Court this morning released this short order list, in which the Justices grant certiorari review in five cases (through two sets are consolidated). Criminal justice fans may be most interest in the granted case of US v. Sineneng-Smith, which SCOTUSblog summarizes this way:

Issue: Whether the federal criminal prohibition against encouraging or inducing illegal immigration for commercial advantage or private financial gain, in violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv) and (B)(i), is facially unconstitutional.

But the grants sure to get the most attention today and for months to come emerge from Louisiana cases that now bring the issue of abortion back to the Court:

Issue: Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit’s decision upholding Louisiana’s law requiring physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital conflicts with the Supreme Court’s binding precedent in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.

October 4, 2019 at 10:20 AM | Permalink


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