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Jimmy Hoover

Jimmy Hoover

Jimmy Hoover covers the Supreme Court for The National Law Journal. He can be reached at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter: @JimmyHooverDC. 

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May 16, 2023 | National Law Journal

Breyer Looks Back on Sexism Faced by Female Harvard Classmates

"They were having a tougher time than we thought," retired Justice Stephen Breyer said of his female peers at Harvard Law School in the early 1960s.

By Jimmy Hoover

4 minute read

May 15, 2023 | National Law Journal

Justices Will Weigh If South Carolina Congressional District Is 'Racial Gerrymander'

State lawmakers say they used political—not racial—data to make the district safer for Republican candidates.

By Jimmy Hoover

4 minute read

May 15, 2023 | National Law Journal

Supreme Court Will Consider Lawmakers' Access to Trump's Post Office Lease

The case asks whether a nearly 100-year-old law allows individual members of Congress to sue executive agencies that refuse document requests.

By Jimmy Hoover

3 minute read

May 12, 2023 | National Law Journal

Jumbled Justices: 'Pork' Ruling Produced Strange Lineup, Five Opinions

Supreme Court's decision brings little clarity to dormant commerce clause jurisprudence.

By Jimmy Hoover

5 minute read

May 11, 2023 | National Law Journal

Mootness Issue Divides Allies in Supreme Court Election Case

Most of the respondents opposed to the "independent state legislature theory" want the Supreme Court to deem Moore v. Harper moot. But one thinks the justices should settle the issue to avert a 2024 election crisis.

By Jimmy Hoover

5 minute read

May 11, 2023 | National Law Journal

Bucking Industry, Justices Back California Animal Cruelty Law

Breaking down along unusual lines, a splintered Supreme Court on Thursday threw out a challenge to a California initiative taking aim at confined living conditions for pigs.

By Jimmy Hoover

3 minute read

May 10, 2023 | National Law Journal

How Advocates Are Adapting to Changing Supreme Court Arguments

Nobody ever said arguing before the justices was easy. But it seems to be getting harder as the formerly freewheeling, hourlong sessions have been replaced by more orderly questioning—and often exceed 60 minutes.

By Jimmy Hoover

7 minute read

May 10, 2023 | National Law Journal

'Disingenuous,' 'Underwhelming': How Justices Battled Over Campaign Finance Law

Justice John Paul Stevens' papers reveal divisions on high court leading to decision in McConnell v. FEC.

By Jimmy Hoover

6 minute read

May 05, 2023 | National Law Journal

Supreme Court Blocks Execution After Unusual Request From State Attorney General

The justices issued a stay pending their consideration of a condemned Oklahoma inmate's petition for review.

By Jimmy Hoover

4 minute read

May 05, 2023 | National Law Journal

To Drop or Not to Drop? Supreme Court Asks Whether Major Election Case Has Been Rendered Moot

The justices seek additional briefing in advance of issuing a decision—or not—in the closely watched "Moore v. Harper" appeal.

By Jimmy Hoover

3 minute read