Marcia Coyle

Controversy Dogs a Late Chief Justice's Monument

Marcia Coyle

More than 150 years after his death, Chief Justice Roger Taney, author of the "Dred Scott" decision that upheld slavery, still stirs controversy for public officials—particularly in his native home of Maryland. What should be done, if anything, about a life-size statue on public grounds of the man w

Justices Will Decide Legality of Class Action Bans in Employment Contracts

Marcia Coyle

An unusual confluence of petitions from employers, employees and the government successfully urged the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether workplace arbitration agreements banning class actions violate federal labor laws. The justices agreed on Friday to take up the dispute.

Leaving Big Law, a Holland & Knight Appellate Lawyer Flies Solo

Marcia Coyle

After spending the last nearly 30 years in Big Law and six years before that in the U.S. solicitor general's office, appellate lawyer Jerrold Ganzfried is going solo with little concern about the weather ahead.

Assistant Solicitor General Rejoins Latham & Watkins

Marcia Coyle

Latham & Watkins' Supreme Court and appellate practice will welcome back Roman Martinez, who spent the last three years as an assistant to the solicitor general at the U.S. Justice Department.

Jenner's Paul Smith on Leaving Big Law, and What's Next

Marcia Coyle

Jenner & Block's Paul Smith said he had been thinking for some time about teaching in a more serious way and writing about his more than 30 years as an appellate lawyer. That opportunity has arrived—and after the election, he said, "it felt like the right thing to do." Smith talks with the NLJ's Mar

Sotomayor's Pro Bono Call, Posner's Digs and Banter on the Bench: Supreme Court 2016

Marcia Coyle and Tony Mauro

Justice Antonin Scalia's death in February was one of the biggest stories this year about the U.S. Supreme Court. Sonia Sotomayor urged mandatory pro bono for all lawyers. Richard Posner railed on "stupid" decisions by Chief Justice Roberts. And the court's microphones picked up banter on the bench.

Sotomayor's Pro Bono Call, Posner's Digs and Banter on the Bench: Supreme Court 2016

Marcia Coyle and Tony Mauro

Justice Antonin Scalia's death in February was one of the biggest stories this year about the U.S. Supreme Court. Sonia Sotomayor urged mandatory pro bono for all lawyers. Richard Posner railed on "stupid" decisions by Chief Justice Roberts. And the court's microphones picked up banter on the bench.

Sotomayor's Pro Bono Call, Posner's Digs and Banter on the Bench: Supreme Court 2016

Marcia Coyle and Tony Mauro

Justice Antonin Scalia's death in February was one of the biggest stories this year about the U.S. Supreme Court. Sonia Sotomayor urged mandatory pro bono for all lawyers. Richard Posner railed on "stupid" decisions by Chief Justice Roberts. And the court's microphones picked up banter on the bench.

These Are Some of the Best Laugh Lines at the Supreme Court This Year

Marcia Coyle

Laughter in U.S. Supreme Court arguments is usually not of the belly-shaking kind, but more of the quick quip or self-deprecating moment.

These Are Some of the Best Laugh Lines at the Supreme Court This Year

Marcia Coyle

Laughter in U.S. Supreme Court arguments is usually not of the belly-shaking kind, but more of the quick quip or self-deprecating moment.

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