Monday, April 22

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in two cases today.

In the City of Grants Pass v. Johnson, the court will consider whether enforcement of generally applicable laws regulating camping on public property constitutes “cruel and unusual punishment” prohibited by the Eighth Amendment.

In Smith v. Spizzirri, the justices will need to determine whether Section 3 of the Federal Arbitration Act requires district courts to stay a lawsuit pending arbitration, or whether district courts have discretion to dismiss when all claims are subject to arbitration.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the justices of the court as they hear and deliberate the cases that come before them this week.
  • For wisdom for all the judges in the district courts and circuit courts of appeal.
  • For the president and judicial advisors as individuals are reviewed for nomination to the federal bench.

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