Friday, October 13, 2017
Each week, the Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup presents a few tidbits of news and Twitter posts from the past week concerning appellate advocacy. As always, if you see something during the week that you think we should be sure to include, feel free to send Dan a quick email at DReal@Creighton.edu or a message on Twitter(@Daniel_L_Real).
Supreme Court News and Tidbits:
Here are a couple of interesting things that happened this week.
- In September, the Supreme Court announced that it would hear Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31, a case challenging public-sector unions’ right to collect fees from nonmembers. For a legal and political overview of the cases and circumstances leading to Janus , check out the article written by Garrett Epps for The Atlantic.
- On Tuesday, October 11, 2017, the Supreme Court dismissed a pending challenge to President Trump’s controversial travel ban. The Court found that the issue was moot because an earlier version of the travel ban had expired and had been replaced with a newer version. Click here for the article in the ABA Journal. Click here for the Court’s order.
Federal Courts and Opinions of Note:
In Teixeira v. County of Alameda, the Ninth Circuit held that gun sellers do not have a constitutional right to sell guns, and the government could impose restrictions on gun sellers without violating the Second Amendment.
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