In the latest issue of PLF’s quarterly magazine, Sword&Scales, we discuss all things Supreme Court: its power to say what the law is, the debate over the Court’s legitimacy, an upcoming battle over judicial deference, and the real-life effects of the Court’s decisions on individuals—individuals like our client Ursula Newell-Davis.
Ursula is a New Orleans social worker who is being prevented from helping families with special needs because of a state law. Now PLF is asking the Supreme Court to hear Ursula’s case and to overturn its 1873 Supreme Court decision in the Slaughter-house Cases. Join us on September 21 for our virtual Sword&Scales Live! event where PLF attorneys will discuss Ursula’s case and other cases at the Supreme Court that offer opportunities to overturn dangerous precedents that have allowed the rule of law to run rampant and agencies to trample on constitutional rights, along with the larger ongoing debate about the Court’s power.