Judges seek government views on antitrust case – SCOTUSblog

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Posted on Mon, Dec 7, 2020 at 6:37 pm by Amy Howe

Supreme court Orders issued The Monday of the Special Conference of Judges on December 4th. The judges It has already been granted Two new requests for review, including legality of Medicaid’s business requirements, from that conference on Friday, so it was not surprising that the judges were not adding any new cases to their benefit schedule for the period.

The judges demanded the opinions of the Attorney General of the United States in Comcast vs. Viamedia, An antitrust dispute in which Viamedia claims Comcast has a monopoly on the market to publish TV ads. There is no set date for the government memo, which usually won’t be filed until sometime next year – after the change in departments. Judge Amy Connie Barrett, the court’s most recent judge, has stepped aside herself from the case – presumably because she participated in the case while she was still a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Review judges denied it Parents for privacy against a bar, A challenge by a group of Oregon parents for Oregon County’s education policy by allowing transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. The parents urged the Supreme Court to grant a review “to clarify how it decided Bostock v. Clayton CountyFederal Discrimination Laws protect LGBTQ employees, “affect students’ rights in public schools, ”but the court rejected this request on Monday without comment.

The judges did not act accordingly Trump v. Knight Institute First AmendmentPresident Donald Trump asked judges to intervene in a battle on the president’s Twitter account. The lawsuit was filed in July 2017 by Knight First Amendment and seven individuals whom Trump banned on Twitter after criticizing the president or his policies. The plaintiffs claimed that their Twitter ban violated the First Amendment, and the district court agreed. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld this ruling, and Trump – represented by the federal government – petitioned judges to review the ruling.

The judges will meet at their next conference – the last conference scheduled for 2020 – on Friday 11 December.

This article was Originally published in Howe on the Court.

Published in Trump v. Knight Institute First Amendment, Comcast Corp vs. Viamedia Inc., Advantages of the issues, Cases in the pipeline

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