A little-noticed brief in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court this fall may launch a new genre of friend-of-the-court filings: written by a law firm on behalf of no client—not even law professors—and in support of neither side.
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After a decade of doing appellate work for Baker Botts out of Houston, Aaron Streett recently acquired a second office in the firm’s D.C. quarters.
Benjamin Horwich has left the U.S. Solicitor General's Office for a new job at the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson, which praised his "extraordinary track record as a litigation strategist" in announcing the hire on July 21.
As the amount of money in judicial elections skyrockets across the nation, a major barrier to the candidates themselves directly soliciting the funds is under constitutional attack in the U.S. Supreme Court.
North Carolina state legislators want the U.S. Supreme Court to review a February appeals court decision that blocked the state from issuing a "Choose Life" specialty license plate without offering drivers a pro-choice alternative.
Less than a month after the Supreme Court issued its much-debated Alice Corp. ruling on patent eligibility for abstract ideas, the decision is already making a mark on patent litigation and claims.
The ability of public employee unions to charge non-members for their share of the costs of collective bargaining remains intact after a U.S. Supreme Court decision Monday that labor leaders feared would be a "kill shot" for their movement.
The justice's contribution to our constitutional discourse is hardly a futile effort; rather it is gift to our nation.
Some early (if unsolicited) advice to help the high court frame its thinking about what to look for when the briefs start rolling in.