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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 23, 2024 | National Law Journal

Court, Not Arbitrator, Must Decide Coinbase Dispute, Justices Hold in Win for Plaintiffs

"Where, as here, parties have agreed to two contracts—one sending arbitrability disputes to arbitration, and the other either explicitly or implicitly sending arbitrability disputes to the courts—a court must decide which contract governs," Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson wrote.

By Jimmy Hoover

3 minute read

May 23, 2024 | National Law Journal

Supreme Court Upholds South Carolina District Deemed 'Racial Gerrymander'

In the majority opinion, Justice Samuel Alito Jr. credited assertions from the state's GOP legislators that mapmakers used election and not racial data to achieve a partisan advantage for Republicans.

By Jimmy Hoover

5 minute read

May 21, 2024 | National Law Journal

Behind Recent 'Progressive' Supreme Court Victories, a Strategic Focus on Text, History

Lawyers hoping to win must appeal to the judicial methodologies in vogue at the high court. These days, that means homing in on statutory text and diving into constitutional history.

By Jimmy Hoover

7 minute read

May 17, 2024 | National Law Journal

CFPB Averts Disaster at Supreme Court, But Challenges Remain

"Now, they don't have to worry about catching a (constitutional) challenge every time they put a rule out there," attorney Dennis Merkley said of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

By Jimmy Hoover

6 minute read

May 16, 2024 | National Law Journal

Supreme Court Says Filing Deadline for Federal Workers Not Hard and Fast

"The procedural requirements that Congress enacts to govern the litigation process are only occasionally as strict as they seem," Justice Elena Kagan wrote for the court.

By Jimmy Hoover

4 minute read

May 16, 2024 | National Law Journal

Justices Say Lawsuits Must Be Kept Alive During Arbitration

"When a federal court finds that a dispute is subject to arbitration, and a party has requested a stay of the court proceeding pending arbitration, the court does not have discretion to dismiss the suit on the basis that all the claims are subject to arbitration," Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote.

By Jimmy Hoover

4 minute read

May 16, 2024 | National Law Journal

Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to CFPB, Says Funding Structure Constitutional

In a 7-2 ruling, the court held that the Dodd-Frank Act did not violate the Constitution by funding the consumer finance watchdog through the Federal Reserve rather than through the annual congressional appropriations process.

By Jimmy Hoover

5 minute read

May 15, 2024 | National Law Journal

Supreme Court Reinstates Blocked Congressional Map for Louisiana

"There is little risk of voter confusion from a new map being imposed this far out from the November election," Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson wrote in dissent. "In fact, we have often denied stays of redistricting orders issued as close or closer to an election."

By Jimmy Hoover

6 minute read

May 14, 2024 | National Law Journal

Louisiana Presses Supreme Court to Clear Up State's Election Imbroglio

The long saga over Louisiana's congressional map goes back to the 2020 census, which revealed an increase in the population of Black voters in the state.

By Jimmy Hoover

5 minute read

May 13, 2024 | National Law Journal

Supreme Court Declines Condemned Man's Appeal Over Dissent by Jackson, Sotomayor

The convicted killer's appeal asked whether a defendant has a right to be present at a prescreening of prospective jurors.

By Jimmy Hoover

4 minute read