Professor Examines Nixon, Hoover Role in Fortas' Fall

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.

Practice

  • NAACP LDF Hires Sidley Lawyer for Supreme Court Advocacy

    By Tony Mauro

    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.

  • Baker Botts Expanding its Supreme Court Presence

    By Tony Mauro

    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.

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Briefs & Arguments

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Rulings

  • Feds Ordered to Pay Costs in Landmark EPA Case

    By Tony Mauro

    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.

  • 'Alice Corp.' Is Already Making its Mark on Patent Law

    By Tony Mauro

    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.

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Courtside

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