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10 Mar, 2015

The Supreme Court and Same-sex Marriage

2019-03-18T18:47:29-05:00March 10th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |

The Supreme Court is prepared to end a controversy that has divided much of the nation for the past two decades:  Do states have: (a) the power to ban same-sex marriages, and (b) the power to refuse to recognize such marriages performed in another state? The Court will hear oral argument in four vided cases [...]

27 May, 2011

Should Private Prison Guards Be Liable Under Bivens?

2019-03-18T18:48:00-05:00May 27th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , |

The Supreme Court granted certiorari last week almost assuredly to reverse a Ninth Circuit ruling creating a Bivens action for prisoners wanting to sue prison personnel at privately-run correctional facilities. The case is Minneci, et al., v. Pollard, No. 10-1104. After having read the lower court decision and cert-stage briefs, I am [...]