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What's Holding Up High Court's Separation-Of-Powers Case?

By Jimmy Hoover (May 1, 2019, 8:02 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has decided all but one case last heard during its October sitting, an appeal from a convicted sex offender that conservatives are hoping will help rein in the executive branch. What's taking so long?

The justices have yet to rule on an appeal from a convicted sex offender. (Jimmy Hoover | Law360) The case, Gundy v. U.S., went before an eight-person court on Oct. 2, the second day of the current Supreme Court term. At issue is whether to bring back a long-dormant legal doctrine known as nondelegation, which allows courts to strike down statutes passed by Congress...

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