Nearly half a century after Abe Fortas left the U.S. Supreme Court, his resignation continues to intrigue scholars dissatisfied with the long-accepted narrative about his departure. They still probe what can be endless rabbit warrens or wind up at dead ends.
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John Paul Schnapper-Casteras remembers hearing talk at the dinner table about the U.S. Supreme Court when he was growing up in Seattle. Now 31, Schnapper-Casteras has taken on a position in Washington where the court will be a major part of his workday conversation.
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.
All told, the court received more than 800 amicus briefs in the 67 argued cases with signed opinions. That's 24,000 pages or 7.2 million words — "War and Peace" a dozen times over.
A First Amendment challenge to the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act is now before the U.S. Supreme Court, claiming that the law chills legitimate animal rights demonstrations.
Debate continues over which side really won the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on greenhouse gases issued on June 23. But court clerk Scott Harris has made his own judgment, of sorts; it was a half-win for each side.
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 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.