On June 15, 2022 the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling on Viking River Cruises v. Moriana regarding Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) claims. PAGA allows individual workers to sue former employers in the state’s name for Labor Code violations, involving violations that happened to someone else in the company.
Divided along conservative-liberal lines, with fractures of focus on the conservative side, the United States Supreme Court handed down two orders late Friday night, February 6, that shoot down Gov. Newsom’s ban on indoor religious services. The order came in response to a request for an injunction against the ban.
Amy Howe at SCOTUSblog has the details: The Supreme Court late Wednesday night granted requests from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and two Orthodox Jewish synagogues to block enforcement of a New York executive order restricting attendance at houses of worship. Both the diocese and the synagogues claimed that
In a 5-3 ruling on Monday, October 26, the United States Supreme Court denied a request to extend Wisconsin’s mail-in ballot deadline. Voting against the request for extention were Chief Justice John Roberts, and Associate Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito. Justice Elena Kagan dissented, joined
This morning, the US Supreme Court issued the final four rulings for its current term: Sharp v. Murphy (17-1107) (Per Curiam) (pdf) The judgment of the Tenth Circuit is affirmed for the reasons stated in McGirt v. Oklahoma, 591 U. S. ___. McGirt v. Oklahoma (18-9526) (pdf) Land in Northeastern
On Wednesday, July 8, the United States Supreme Court handed down decisions on two religious independence cases, Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru (19-267) and Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania (19-431). From the recent decisions section of the official website of the
By a 5-4 vote, the US Supreme Court denied a petition for injunctive relief against restrictions to church services brought by South Bay Pentecostal Church under Governor Gavin Newsom’s lockdown order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The response was to an application for injunctive relief referred by Associate Justice
In a decision split along ideological lines that saw Justice Stephen Breyer try to cut the baby in half, the United States Supreme Court stayed a lower court’s injunction against the Trump Administration’s attempt to fund building the southern border wall by transferring funds from the Pentagon to the Department