Arm in a Cast, Sotomayor Tours Oklahoma and Meets Tribal Leaders

In spite of breaking her right hand in a fall recently, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor went on a speaking tour in Oklahoma last week that included a rare private visit with Native American leaders.

Practice

  • Orrick Hires Five Former Supreme Court Clerks

    By Marcia Coyle

    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has lured three U.S. Supreme Court clerks fresh out of the marble palace and two more veteran high court clerks to a swiftly growing Supreme Court and appellate 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.

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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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