The Supreme Court returns October 1 for its 2018-2019 Term, and the justices will tackle of number of important issues. The Court will consider questions related to Congress’s ability to delegate legislative authority to executive branch officials or administrative agencies in Gundy v. United States, and the requirement that property owners seeking just compensation from the government for a “taking” must first exhaust all options in state court before applying to federal court in Knick v. Township of Scott, Pennsylvania. In Frank v. Gaos, the justices will look at the practice of courts issuing awards in class action lawsuits that line the pockets of third-party advocacy groups, rather than the individuals who were actually injured, and the scope of the federal government’s right to detain illegal immigrants who have committed crimes in Nielsen v. Preap. In Timbs v. Indiana, the Court will consider whether the Eighth Amendment’s “excessive fines” clause applies against the states. In addition to these and many others, what other cases on the horizon might the justices add to the docket? And how will the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy and the potential confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh shape the Court in the next term? Join us as two distinguished Supreme Court litigators discuss what is likely to unfold in the next Supreme Court term.
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New blog post! Brent Sullivan of Time On The Hill gives his thoughts on how best to navigate the post-midterm congressional job market, including building a search strategy, common application and interview mistakes, and the mindset that leads to success. Read it here.