Jess Bravin, Wall Street Journal

Jess Bravin

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Past articles by Jess:

Biden Administration Asks Supreme Court to Rule on Immigration Enforcement

Texas and Louisiana won a circuit-court ruling blocking U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement guidelines narrowing detention efforts to target noncitizens deemed most threatening. → Read More

Ketanji Brown Jackson Is Sworn In as Supreme Court Justice

Ketanji Brown Jackson became the 116th associate justice and the first Black woman on the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday, after Chief Justice John Roberts and retiring Justice Stephen Breyer administered oaths of office. → Read More

Supreme Court Rules Biden Can End Trump-Era ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy

The high court ruled the Biden administration could cancel the program, which required authorities either to jail asylum applicants from Central America or deny them U.S. entry until their cases are resolved. → Read More

Supreme Court Restores Oklahoma’s Jurisdiction Over Non-Tribal Crimes on Tribal Lands

The high court ruled Oklahoma can prosecute non-Native-Americans in Indian country, clawing back part of its 2020 decision limiting the state’s jurisdiction in land governed by federal treaties. That ruling transferred criminal cases from state courts to federal and tribal venues. → Read More

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade, Eliminates Constitutional Right to Abortion

The high court upheld a law from Mississippi that bans abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy and said the Roe decision was egregiously wrong in recognizing a constitutional right to an abortion. → Read More

Winning Lawyers in Supreme Court Gun Case Leave Firm

Partners Paul Clement and Erin Murphy depart Kirkland & Ellis after it says it won’t take any more Second Amendment cases. → Read More

Supreme Court Strikes Down New York Concealed-Gun Law in Sweeping Decision

The high court’s ruling goes beyond rules for concealed-weapons permits and rejects the legal method overwhelmingly used by lower courts to evaluate gun restrictions. → Read More

Facebook Parent Meta Pulls Out of Sponsorship Deal for U.S. 250th Anniversary Project

The company said in March it would review its ties to the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission and its affiliated America250 Foundation. → Read More

New York vs. New Jersey Port Fight Heads to U.S. Supreme Court

Justices will decide whether New Jersey can unilaterally withdraw from agency set up to fight crime on the waterfront. → Read More

Supreme Court Rules Maine Must Include Religious Schools in Tuition Program

The decision is the latest by a conservative majority on the court that is skeptical of precedents that drew a strict line between church and state. → Read More

Supreme Court Dismisses Case on Reinstating Trump-Era Penalty on Lawful Immigrants

Justices issue no opinion on whether states can intervene in suit to stop Biden administration from relaxing “public charge” rule denying green cards to immigrants who use welfare programs. → Read More

House Set to Pass Bill Extending Security Protection to Supreme Court Justices’ Families

The House was set to vote on legislation that would expand security protection to the immediate family members of Supreme Court justices, after Republican leaders warned Democrats that an attempt to broaden the bill to include families of court staff wouldn’t make it through the Senate. → Read More

Alleged Plan to Kill Justice Brett Kavanaugh Puts Focus on Bills to Improve Security

Republicans and Democrats both say they want more protections for judges, but they differ on the scope of new proposals. → Read More

Supreme Court Sides With Border Patrol in Canadian Border Search Case

The justices’ ruling cited the lack of congressional action allowing lawsuits against federal officers. → Read More

Supreme Court Rejects Forced Arbitration for Southwest Airlines Baggage Workers

The unanimous opinion goes against a trend of recent rulings making it easier for businesses to avoid class-action lawsuits brought by workers. → Read More

Supreme Court Gives Tech Industry Reprieve From Texas Social-Media Law

The justices blocked Texas from immediately enforcing the new law that aims to prohibit large social-media platforms from suppressing users’ posts based on the content of their speech. → Read More

Supreme Court Sides With Sen. Ted Cruz, Striking Down Campaign-Finance Regulation

The Supreme Court struck down a federal campaign-finance regulation limiting politicians from repaying loans to themselves above $250,000 from donations received after Election Day. → Read More

Clarence Thomas Criticizes Supreme Court Leak of Draft Opinion on Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court justice said last week’s leak of a draft opinion suggesting the court was preparing to overrule Roe v. Wade reflected a widespread decline of American institutions. → Read More

Supreme Court Is Investigating Leak of Draft Opinion Overruling Roe v. Wade

Chief Justice John Roberts condemned the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion overruling Roe v. Wade and said he had directed the court’s marshal to investigate the matter. → Read More

Leaked Draft of Supreme Court Opinion Indicates Roe v. Wade May Be Overturned

A leaked Supreme Court draft opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito and published by Politico indicated the court may be preparing to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 precedent that established a constitutional right to an abortion. → Read More