Long Shot Case Over Opioid Crisis | Why Democratic Candidates Need To Talk About Supreme Court | SCOTUSDaily To Resume In Sept.
July 31, 2019
A NOVEL APPROACH|
“Saying the opioid crisis requires bold measures, the state of Arizona filed an audacious lawsuit in the Supreme Court on Wednesday asking the justices to order members of the Sackler family, which owns Purdue Pharma, to return what the state said were billions of dollars looted from the company.” Adam Liptak with The New York Times reports that suits making similar claims to the one out of Arizona have been brought in the state courts, but this one was taken directly to SCOTUS, which “almost never hears cases until after lower courts have considered them.” Arizona’s attorney general, MARK BRNOVICH says, “I do think it’s a long shot. It’s a little different. It’s a little unorthodox. Sometimes you’ve just got to throw deep.”
SOMEBODY STOP ME|
In The Atlantic, Dror Ladin — staff attorney at the ACLU — says even though SCOTUS temporarily allowed the Trump administration to start building the border wall, that doesn’t mean victory for PRESIDENT TRUMP is certain. “The government told the Supreme Court that if the Sierra Club and the SBCC ultimately win, courts can order that the unlawful wall be taken down. We plan to hold the government to its word, and will seek the removal of every mile of unlawful wall built while this temporary stay is in place.”
WAY OUT WEST|
“Boise, Idaho – a bit shy of a quarter-million people – would rank as only the third most populous city in Los Angeles County. But it’s big enough to take up a federal court case that could radically change how Los Angeles and virtually every other city and county in nine Western states – including Hawaii and Alaska – deal with the homeless people in their midst.” That’s Patt Morrison with the Los Angeles Times explaining that the Supreme Court could soon decide how the American West deals with homelessness.
IT'S NOT GOODBYE, IT'S SEE YOU LATER|
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