The conservative justices on the Supreme Court appear to be skeptical of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) use of in-house tribunals to adjudicate certain securities disputes. During the recent oral argument of the case, SEC v. Lucia, Justice Anthony Kennedy expressed concern about the tribunal’s power and Justice Samuel Alito asked whether this type of tribunal can truly be considered independent. Chief Justice John Roberts echoed similar concerns, asking whether allowing such tribunals to operate could risk putting the SEC “in a position of putting its thumb on the scale.” The justices also discussed whether the SEC has an incentive to hold hearings in-house rather than in federal courts in order to obtain more favorable outcomes. It remains to be seen what the justices will decide in this case.
In a 4-2 decision by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court on Tuesday, President Donald Trump will officially be blocked from having his name on the state’s presidential primary ballot in 2024. The ruling upheld the decision of Maine’s Secretary of State, Matthew Dunlap, who announced in April that Trump’s name would not appear on the […]
Eminem has not publicly stated anything regarding Vivek Ramaswamy’s use of his songs on the campaign trail. However, it is highly likely that Eminem would not want his songs used in this way. He has spoken out in the past about politicians trying to use his music for their own gain. In 2020, Eminem warned […]
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Thursday released his annual report on the federal judiciary, largely sidestepping controversies over the ethical and financial conduct of judges on the country’s highest court. The report focused instead on improving access to the courts and what Roberts called “the immense service rendered by dedicated public servants on […]