October 26, 2020 Cert Alert

Supreme Court Cases of Interest

Anthony Franze

It will be hard to top the Supreme Court’s last term for drama. One First Street was shuttered by COVID-19. Oral arguments were delayed, rescheduled, or heard by telephone. Justices were hospitalized. Blockbuster decisions were released. And, of course, the Court issued several landmark decisions on criminal law. From holding that the president is not immune from a grand jury subpoena, to finding much of Oklahoma is Native American territory stripping state courts of jurisdiction over many criminal cases, to reversing the “Bridgegate” prosecutions, SCOTUS didn’t let a pandemic get in the way of its criminal law jurisprudence.

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