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Today at the Court - Wednesday, May 18, 2022


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  • Out of concern for the health and safety of the public and Supreme Court employees, the Supreme Court Building will be closed to the public until further notice. The Building will remain open for official business. Please see all COVID-19 announcements here.
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Recent Decisions


May 16, 2022
         
Patel v. Garland (20-979)
Federal courts lack jurisdiction to review facts found as part of any judgment relating to the granting of discretionary-relief in immigration proceedings enumerated under 8 U. S. C. §1252(a)(2)(B)(i).

         
Federal Election Comm’n v. Ted Cruz (21-12)
Section 304 of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002—which limits the amount of post-election contributions that may be used to repay a candidate who lends money to his own campaign—unconstitutionally burdens core political speech.



May 02, 2022
         
Shurtleff v. Boston (20-1800)
Because Boston’s flag-raising program did not constitute government speech, Boston’s refusal to let petitioners fly their flag violated the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment.



April 28, 2022
         
LeDure v. Union Pacific Railroad Co. (20-807) (Per Curiam)
Judgment affirmed by an equally divided Court.

         
Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller (20-219)
Emotional distress damages are not recoverable in a private action to enforce either the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or the Affordable Care Act.



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Did You Know...

Setting the Highest Bar


Among the initial business undertaken by the Supreme Court during its first Term in 1790, was to establish a set of rules for the Court. One such rule required attorneys desiring to practice before the Court to have “three years past in the supreme courts of the state to which they respectively belong, and that their private and professional characters shall appear to be fair.” Today, the Supreme Court Bar has similar requirements with the addition of the sponsorship by two current members of the Bar and a one-time fee. The Clerk of the Court maintains membership and signs the Certificates for new Bar members.

 

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Handwritten Supreme Court Bar Certificate issued to the Honorable Thomas Burnside as a duly qualified “attorney and Counsellor” of the Supreme Court on February 21, 1816. Signed by Clerk Elias B. Caldwell on April 10, 1816.
Handwritten Supreme Court Bar Certificate issued to the Honorable Thomas Burnside as a duly qualified “attorney and Counsellor” of the Supreme Court on February 21, 1816. Signed by Clerk Elias B. Caldwell on April 10, 1816.
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Supreme Court Bar Certificate issued to H. M. Weston on February 20, 1833, by Clerk William T. Carroll.
Supreme Court Bar Certificate issued to H. M. Weston on February 20, 1833, by Clerk William T. Carroll.
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Justice George Sutherland's Supreme Court Bar Certificate, October 20, 1899. Signed by Clerk James H. McKenney.
Justice George Sutherland’s Supreme Court Bar Certificate, October 20, 1899. Signed by Clerk James H. McKenney.
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Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist's Supreme Court Bar Certificate issued on February 24, 1969, and signed by Clerk John F. Davis.
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist’s Supreme Court Bar Certificate issued on February 24, 1969, and signed by Clerk John F. Davis.
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