Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination continues to dominate court-watchers’ attention. At Politico, Lorraine Woellert reports that “[m]ore Americans oppose the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court than that of any other nominee in recent history, according to a poll from the nonpartisan Pew Research Center.” Kevin Daley reports for The Daily Caller that […]
On July 24 at 1 p.m. EST, the National Association of Counties will host a webinar reviewing the past Supreme Court term. Speakers include Eric Citron, Shay Dvoretzky and Lydia Wheeler. To register for the webinar go here. The post Event Announcement: Term review webinar appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
On July 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Washington, D.C., the American Society on International Law will host a panel entitled, “U.S. Supreme Court ‘International Law’ Year in Review.” Panelists include John B. Bellinger III, Harold Hongju Koh, Donald Earl Childress III and Jessica Ellsworth; the panel will be moderated by Charles Kotuby […]
At The Hill, Lydia Wheeler reports that “[a] group working to make the Supreme Court more transparent has asked a federal judge to force the government to release tens of thousands of documents related to [Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s] past work.” Additional coverage comes from Tony Mauro at The National Law Journal (subscription […]
This week, the Supreme Court has been presented with petitions involving issues such as whether the establishment clause requires the removal or destruction of a 93-year-old memorial to American servicemen who died in World War I solely because the memorial bears the shape of a cross; and whether public school teachers and coaches retain any […]
Good writing makes a world of difference in appellate practice. In an era when some scholars question whether oral arguments have very much utility, briefs, and especially amicus briefs, are thought to play a unique role in Supreme Court decision-making. The court receives briefs in large numbers, with amicus briefs leading the way. Cases with broad national repercussions may garner […]
October Term 2017 has been officially gaveled out, and the justices are all doing exciting things like “teaching” in Europe. But we’re not taking the summer off. Instead, we’re here to give you 2018’s first installment of our summer series, “In Recess.” In this episode, we start to chip away at our huge backlog of […]