Amy Howe

Amy is an independent reporter for SCOTUSblog. She also writes for her eponymous blog, Howe on the Court. Before turning to full-time blogging, she served as counsel in over two dozen merits cases at…

Justices will hear free-speech claim from website designer who opposes same-sex marriage

Nearly four years after the Supreme Court declined to decide whether compelling a Colorado baker to bake a cake for same-sex couples would violate his right to freedom of… Read More

February 24, 2022
Boston’s refusal to fly a Christian flag over city hall raises First Amendment questions

When it hears oral argument on Tuesday in Shurtleff v. City of Boston, the Supreme Court will return to the role of religion in public spaces. The question comes… Read More

January 18, 2022
Fractured court blocks vaccine-or-test requirement for large workplaces but green-lights vaccine mandate for health care workers

With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations reaching a new record high as a result of the Omicron variant, the Supreme Court on Thursday put the Biden administration’s vaccine-or-test mandate for large… Read More

January 14, 2022
Court seems poised to block vaccine-or-test policy for workplaces but may allow vaccine mandate for health care workers

The Supreme Court heard oral argument on Friday in two sets of challenges to the Biden administration’s authority to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. For over two hours of debate, the… Read More

January 10, 2022
Justices will hear arguments on Jan. 7 in challenges to Biden vaccine policies

With COVID-19 cases surging across the country, the Supreme Court fast-tracked two disputes over the Biden administration’s efforts to expand vaccinations. In an unusual move, the justices announced on Wednesday… Read More

December 29, 2021