Deputy U.S. Solicitor General Michael Dreeben argued his 100th case on Wednesday, and it may have been his toughest—in part because of the wild array of hypotheticals the justices threw at him and his adversary.
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Before former U.S. solicitor general Seth Waxman rose to argue his 75th case before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, it seemed to some that this milestone would be an uphill battle.
When he served as U.S. attorney for South Dakota and chairman of the U.S. Justice Department’s Native American Issues subcommittee, Brendan Johnson learned firsthand the quality of Indian tribal courts. Today, he doesn’t like the picture of tribal justice that a multibillion-dollar corporation is painting for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Before David Leichtman became a lawyer, he studied theater in college and earned a master’s degree in theater history. Now a partner in intellectual property and business litigation in Robins Kaplan’s New York office, Leichtman stays close to the arts through his pro bono work.
For the second time this term, the U.S. Supreme Court will put tribal courts under its microscope, this time in a case pitting the right to counsel against an epidemic of domestic violence.
Prosecutors are barred from freezing criminal defendants’ assets unconnected to their alleged crimes and needed to hire defense counsel of choice, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday in a decision that crossed its liberal-conservative divide.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday issued the first of what may be several 4-4 tied decisions triggered by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia last month.
Writing about the U.S. Supreme Court—both fiction and nonfiction—is a growing genre, but it has its pitfalls and challenges. Five authors gathered recently to discuss their work and experiences. Georgetown's Supreme Court Institute hosted the event, and C-SPAN's Book TV aired the panel discussion on April 23.
It was a David versus Goliath battle on the field of copyright law. David emerged victorious with a little help from the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013. Now David wants more than $2 million in attorney fees. The biblical analogy came from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during Monday's high court arguments in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons. And just like three years ago, the justices did not seem satisfied with either argument.