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President Obama Announces Supreme Court Nominee

Posted by Chi Song on March 16, 2016

Today, President Obama announced that he is nominating Federal Appeals Court Judge Merrick Brian Garland to the Supreme Court. You can read more about the announcement and watch at video of the announcement here.

To learn more about the Supreme Court Appointment Process, check out this 2010 publication from the Congressional Research Service, which details the nomination and appointment procedure and provides background information about the process.
Additional research resources are available through the Georgetown Law Library’s website, which includes a research guide on Supreme Court Nominations, the SCOTUSblog and NPR.

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U.S. Supreme Court rules on Maryland’s Personal Income Tax Scheme

Posted by Chi Song on June 1, 2015

In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that the personal income tax scheme in Maryland violates the dormant Commerce Clause. The Commerce Clause grants the U.S. Congress the power to regulate commerce among states. The dormant Commerce Clause is a derivative of the Commerce Clause and prevents states from “discriminat[ing] between transactions on the basis of some interstate element”. Basically, the Supreme Court found that Maryland’s personal income tax scheme violates the dormant Commerce Clause because Maryland’s personal income tax scheme does not offer, at the county-level, full credit for personal income taxes paid in other states.

For more information about this decision, check out these articles.

You can read the opinion here.


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First Monday in October – Supreme Court Review

Posted by Joan Bellistri on October 1, 2012

For links to articles discussing the new term of the Supreme Court, Marissa Miller of  SCOTUS blog provides a good write-up in her Monday round-up (Marissa Miller, Monday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Oct. 1, 2012, 9:10 AM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2012/10/monday-round-up-140/)

In the law library we have online access to the Bloomberg BNA United States  Law Week.  Preview highlights of the upcoming term and previews of last term are available.  This publication is a current awareness tool for following the Supreme Court and national case-law trends. There is an icon for access to this publication on all library computers.

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