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.
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- Roberts on Brief-Writing: 'Be Concise'
- Countering Scalia on Interpreting Laws, Katzmann's Book Packs Punch
- Justice Stevens Turns Gumshoe in His Retirement
- Arm in a Cast, Sotomayor Tours Oklahoma and Meets Tribal Leaders
- Study: Supreme Court 'Antagonistic' to Private Enforcement of Federal Rights
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.
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.
The playing field for private individuals seeking to enforce federal rights has tipped in favor of defendants primarily because of amendments to federal civil procedure rules and the ideology of U.S. Supreme Court justices interpreting them, according to a new study.
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.
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.
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.
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.