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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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April 26, 2024 | National Law Journal

Key Takeaways From Supreme Court's Historic Hearing on Presidential Immunity

Legal experts are still digesting what they heard Thursday for potential indications of how the justices might rule in "Trump v. United States."

By Jimmy Hoover

11 minute read

April 26, 2024 | Supreme Court Brief

'Writing a Rule for the Ages'

"Whatever we decide is going to apply to all future presidents," declared Justice Samuel Alito Jr.

By Jimmy Hoover

4 minute read

April 25, 2024 | National Law Journal

In Trump Case, Supreme Court Appears Open to Narrow Presidential Immunity

"This case has huge implications for the presidency, for the future of the presidency, for the future of the country, in my view," Justice Brett Kavanaugh said.

By Jimmy Hoover

10 minute read

April 25, 2024 | Supreme Court Brief

Not So Fast, We're Not Done Yet

"This has been a gift not only to the lawyers but also the justices and we are grateful," Chief Justice John Roberts said of Georgetown Law's Supreme Court Institute.

By Jimmy Hoover

6 minute read

April 24, 2024 | National Law Journal

Supreme Court Appears Closely Divided Over Idaho's Near-Total Abortion Ban

The U.S. government has sued Idaho arguing the state's Defense of Life Act, under which doctors could face prison and lose their licenses for terminating pregnancies, conflicts with the federal 1986 Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act.

By Jimmy Hoover

7 minute read

April 24, 2024 | Supreme Court Brief

Beating Dead Horses and Sigmund Freud Tattoos

The Freud tattoo was a colorful detail in an otherwise complicated oral argument Tuesday about immigration law and whether U.S. citizens can challenge visa denials for their noncitizen spouses.

By Jimmy Hoover

5 minute read

April 23, 2024 | National Law Journal

Justices Seemingly Balk at Deferring to NLRB in Starbucks Appeal of Injunction

The Supreme Court appeared to lean toward vacating the Sixth Circuit's more relaxed standard for issuing such an injunction while re-affirming what Starbucks says is the traditional four-part test for such relief.

By Jimmy Hoover

5 minute read

April 23, 2024 | Supreme Court Brief

Lisa Blatt Makes History With 50 Arguments

The University of Texas School of Law grad brings a swashbuckling, no-holds-barred approach to high court oral advocacy that is unique in the staid world of appellate law.

By Jimmy Hoover

6 minute read

April 22, 2024 | National Law Journal

Supreme Court Takes Up 'Ghost Gun' Appeal From Biden Administration

The justices' decision to review the case comes as they also weigh the administration's appeals in defense of laws and regulations against "bump stocks" and suspected domestic abusers owning guns.

By Jimmy Hoover

4 minute read

April 22, 2024 | National Law Journal

Justices to Examine Meaning of 'Prevailing Party' in Attorney Fees Disputes

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether a party "must obtain a ruling that conclusively decides the merits in its favor," rather than just a preliminary injunction, to obtain attorney fees in a civil rights suit.

By Jimmy Hoover

4 minute read