Petitions of the week – SCOTUSblog
Posted Thu, October 31st, 2019 11:00 am by Andrew Hamm
This week we spotlight petitions pending earlier than the Supreme Courtroom that tackle, amongst different issues, whether or not obligatory display-and-describe ultrasound legal guidelines, such because the Kentucky Ultrasound Knowledgeable Consent Act, abridge physicians’ freedom of speech in violation of the First Modification; whether or not a floral designer’s First Modification rights to free train and free speech defend her from having to create customized floral artwork celebrating same-sex weddings; and whether or not a Massachusetts ban on the possession of firearms and ammunition magazines for lawful functions infringes a person’s Second Modification proper to maintain and bear arms.
The petitions of the week are under the soar:
Arlene’s Flowers Inc. v. Washington19-333Points: (1) Whether or not a state violates a floral designer’s First Modification rights to free train and free speech by forcing her to participate in and create customized floral artwork celebrating same-sex weddings or by performing primarily based on hostility towards her spiritual beliefs; and (2) whether or not the free train clause’s prohibition on spiritual hostility applies to the manager department.
Thompson v. Saul19-376Problem: Whether or not, when a celebration mistakenly however well timed recordsdata a case in a discussion board that lacks jurisdiction, that may ever help equitably tolling the statute of limitations.
Monroe County Fee v. A.A. Nettles, Sr. Properties Restricted19-386Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this weblog in varied capacities, is among the many counsel to the petitioner on this case. This itemizing happens with out regard to the chance that certiorari will likely be granted.Problem: Whether or not federal regulation giving the Floor Transportation Board unique jurisdiction over abandonment of rail traces and expressly stating that conversion of a railroad right-of-way to an interim path use shall not be handled “for functions of any regulation” as abandonment preempts state regulation that might deem a railroad right-of-way deserted due to disuse or conversion to interim path use.
Worman v. Healey19-404Problem: Whether or not Massachusetts’ ban on the possession of firearms and ammunition magazines for lawful functions unconstitutionally infringes the person proper to maintain and bear arms underneath the Second Modification.
EMW Ladies’s Surgical Heart v. Meier19-417Problem: Whether or not obligatory display-and-describe ultrasound legal guidelines, such because the Kentucky Ultrasound Knowledgeable Consent Act, abridge physicians’ freedom of speech in violation of the First Modification.
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