A year after taking over as clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court, Scott Harris is putting his stamp on the office with a major reorganization—including elimination of the historic position of chief deputy clerk.
- Florida Bar Asks Justices to Rule on Judicial Campaigns
- The Roberts Court Gets Intellectual (Property)
- A New Type of Amicus Brief: No Clients, No Side Taken
- Op-Ed: Memorandum for the Justices Re: Same Sex Marriage
- Op-Ed: Justice Stevens' Six Amendments: Toward 'A More Perfect Union'
- Supreme Court Advocate Sees Urgency in Marriage Fight
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 judicial elections heat up around the country with record fundraising efforts, The Florida Bar has taken the unusual step of urging, instead of opposing, U.S. Supreme Court review of a state ethics rule prohibiting judicial candidates from personally soliciting contributions.
This year brought an unusually active U.S. Supreme Court term for the law of intellectual property. The court heard ten IP cases—six patent, two copyright, and two Lanham Act—more than in any term since 1946.
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.