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.
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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.
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.