Lydia Wheeler, Bloomberg Law

Lydia Wheeler

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Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Lydia:

Abortion Recusals Raise Questions About Reasons Judges Opt Out

Two judges recused themselves without explanation from a case challenging Indiana’s new abortion law, raising questions about whether the emotionally charged nature of abortion is to blame and if more transparency is needed when judges step off a case. → Read More

Yeshiva University Pausing Clubs in Fight Over LGBTQ Group (1)

Yeshiva University has decided to temporarily suspend all undergraduate club activities after the US Supreme Court refused to step into a legal fight over recognition of a campus LGBTQ student group this week. → Read More

Unvaccinated to Pay More Out-of-Pocket Under New Covid Policies

As Covid-19 becomes part of regular life, health insurers anticipating losses are becoming less accommodating than they used to be, a change that will hit unvaccinated people the hardest. → Read More

Covid Testing Costs Hit Employers’ Wallets as Biden Pushes Shots (1)

Covid-19 tests for unvaccinated workers will come out of some employers’ pockets even if President Joe Biden’s mandate doesn’t explicitly require it, creating one more incentive for companies to get employees shots. → Read More

Supreme Court refuses to block bump stock ban

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to block the Trump administration's ban on "bump stock" gun attachments from being enforced. In a brief order, the Supreme court said the request for a stay that was first submitte → Read More

Alleged Russian agent Maria Butina to be sentenced next month

A federal judge has scheduled alleged Russian agent Maria Butina to be sentenced next month. → Read More

Justices weigh agency rulemaking power

The Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared reluctant to overturn two precedent-setting decisions that require judges to defer to an agency’s reasonable interpretation of a regulation when it’s challenged in court. → Read More

Justices divided in cases revisiting partisan gerrymandering

Supreme Court justices found themselves in a familiar position Tuesday, deeply divided over whether to rule that politicians sometimes go too far and unconstitutionally draw district boundaries that favor one party over another. → Read More

Supreme Court wades back into partisan gerrymandering

The Supreme Court is taking another crack at partisan gerrymandering on Tuesday. → Read More

Supreme Court refuses to hear mystery grand jury fight

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from a mystery company over a grand jury subpoena tied to special counsel Robert Mueller’s now completed Russia probe. → Read More

Thomas asks question for second time in a decade at Supreme Court

Justice Clarence Thomas, who is known for his silence, shocked spectators in court Wednesday when he asked a question during arguments in a dispute over racial discrimination in jury selection. → Read More

Supreme Court sides with Trump administration in immigrant detention dispute

The Supreme Court on Tuesday backed the Trump administration’s ability to detain immigrants with criminal records at any time and hold them indefinitely while they await deportation, even if they served time for their offense years ago. → Read More

Supreme Court won't hear case of B&B owner who refused room to lesbian couple

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear the case of a Hawaiian woman who was penalized by the state for refusing to let a lesbian couple stay in her bed and breakfast. → Read More

Supreme Court to consider state laws abolishing the insanity defense

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a case challenging a law in Kansas and four other states that abolishes a criminal defendant’s ability to plead insanity. → Read More

Supreme Court agrees to review if DC sniper should get a new sentence

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a case challenging whether one of the notorious Beltway snipers should get a new sentence. → Read More

New York appeals court rules defamation suit against Trump can move forward

An appeals division of the New York State Supreme Court on Thursday rejected President Trump’s bid to have the defamation lawsuit a former contestant on “The Apprentice” brought against him tossed out or put on hold. → Read More

Judge sets Roger Stone trial for early November

The federal judge presiding over Roger Stone’s criminal case has scheduled his trial to begin on Nov. 5. → Read More

Five things to know about Manafort's sentencing

The federal criminal cases against President Trump’s former campaign chairman ended Wednesday with the second of two dramatic sentencing hearings in the past week. → Read More

Second Manafort sentencing adds 43 months to prison term

A federal judge on Wednesday added 43 months to Paul Manafort’s prison term, making the total prison time 7 1/2 years for President Trump's former campaign chairman. → Read More

All eyes on judge as Manafort faces second sentence

Paul Manafort faces his second round of sentencing Wednesday, when all eyes will be on Judge Amy Berman Jackson to see if she throws the book at President Trump’s former campaign chairman after he received what many legal experts said was a light → Read More