Vote-Restriction Laws Line Up for Supreme Court Review

When a divided U.S. Supreme Court on Monday allowed Ohio to curtail early voting, the case represented the first of several that the justices likely will face this year in what advocates call the greatest national struggle over voting rights in decades.

Practice

  • Fewer Firms Get More Work at the Supreme Court

    By Tony Mauro

    If last term is any guide, the dominance of veteran advocates and their law firms at the lectern of the U.S. Supreme Court will only continue when the court returns to the bench Oct. 6.

  • Advocates Waiting for Supreme Court Action on Marriage

    By Marcia Coyle

    From the perspective of Evan Wolfson, the lawyer-activist who founded the Freedom to Marry national campaign in 2003: "It is time. America is ready. The Supreme Court should act" on marriage equality for lesbians and gays. Will it? And when?

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Briefs & Arguments

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Rulings

  • D.C. Circuit Weighs Ban On High Court Protests

    By Tony Mauro

    The U.S. Supreme Court returns to the bench Oct. 6 for a new term that may generate protests outside its iconic building on issues ranging from same-sex marriage to the Affordable Care Act. But it is almost certain that those demonstrations will be confined, as usual, to the public sidewalk in front of the court.

  • 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.

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Courtside

  • Roberts on Brief-Writing: 'Be Concise'

    By Tony Mauro

    A warning to lawyers who are drafting U.S. Supreme Court briefs this fall: Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. would like you to take a red pencil and lop off 15 pages of verbiage.

  • Countering Scalia on Interpreting Laws, Katzmann's Book Packs Punch

    By Tony Mauro

    Federal appeals judge Robert Katzmann’s new book, a counter-punch to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s views on how to interpret statutes, has attracted the attention of at least some of Scalia’s colleagues on the high court.

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